U.S. planemaker, Boeing, has announced that it delivered 29 aircraft in March, up from 20 in the previous year, marking the company’s second straight month where net orders stayed positive.
According to the company, its March gross orders were 196 aircraft, all of them for its 737 family of jets. Net of cancellations and conversions, it had 40 jet orders for its 737 planes last month.
As Reuters reports, the gross orders include 100 737 MAX orders for Southwest, 24 737 MAX orders for private investment firm 777 Partners, and 11 orders for P8 military aircraft.
On the flip side, Turkish Airlines canceled 10 737 MAX airplane orders and converted 40 737 MAX jet orders to options. China’s CDB Financial scrapped 16 737 MAX orders, whereas China Aircraft Leasing canceled 26 737 MAX orders. Alaska Air and United Airlines respectively re-contracted nine and 25 737 MAX orders last month for earlier delivery positions.
Additionally, nineteen 737 MAX orders were canceled by unidentified customers in March.