Source: Business Insider
Boeing recorded a negative number of commercial airplane sales for 2019, its worst sales performance in at least 30 years. More orders were cancelled than were placed, bringing the plane-maker down 87 orders compared to the start of the year. Boeing’s deliveries were also down significantly. The ongoing Boeing 737 Max scandal was a major factor in the fallen orders and weak delivery totals. Sign up for Business Insider’s transportation newsletter, Shifting Gears, to get more stories like this in your inbox . Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . Boeing’s commercial airplane division lost orders over the course of 2019, recording a net negative order book for the first time in recent memory. The negative orders starkly demonstrated the damage inflicted on Boeing by the ongoing 737 Max crisis, along with trade wars. Boeing sales and delivery figures, published by the company on Tuesday, showed a loss of 87 commercial airplane orders compared to its order backlog at the end of 2018, a result of cancelled orders combined with sluggish new purchases.