From CNBC today: AC Cancels orders for 11 Aircraft:
Boeing 737 Max cancellations pile up in bleak start to the year
Boeing reported Wednesday that it logged more commercial aircraft cancellations than new orders in February, marking a bleak start to the year for the manufacturer already reeling from two fatal crashes of its bestselling plane.
Boeing said Air Canada canceled 11 Max aircraft while some other customers converted orders for larger planes. For example, aircraft leasing firm Air Lease converted nine Max planes into three 787s. Oman Air converted 10 Maxes into four 787s.
The cancellations tipped Boeing’s monthly orders into negative territory, the company said. The Chicago-based manufacturer logged 18 gross orders last month — its first orders of the year — but it also posted 46 cancellations, bringing its total net sales activity for the year to 28 cancellations.
Boeing is now facing a fresh challenge with the spread of the coronavirus, which is roiling the airline industry. Bookings are cratering and airline chiefs this week warned it could worsen before it improves, as travelers opt to stay home and large companies call off business trips.
The company is now drawing down a more than $13 billion loan it secured in January earlier than expected to shore up funds amid coronavirus-led market volatility, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Boeing shares were down nearly 14% at $199 in midafternoon trading, the lowest price since July 2017. The drop was shaving more than 200 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/11/boeing- ... -year.html