ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — The American commercial aircraft manufacturer Boeing announced on Tuesday that it had delivered 28 aircraft in February, marking a decline from the previous month's 38 deliveries.

The setback was attributed to supply chain issues and the temporary suspension of delivery for several weeks, affecting the 787 Dreamliner.

Since the start of the year, Boeing has delivered a total of 66 aircraft, equivalent to the number of deliveries made by its European competitor, Airbus.

Of the total aircraft delivered last month, 24 were the company's best-selling 737 MAX jets, a decrease from January's 35 deliveries.

As per Boeing Chief Financial Officer Brian West's estimation last month, the decline in deliveries was somewhat anticipated. However, the situation took a turn for the worse when Boeing engineers discovered a data analysis error. This error led to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) putting a halt on the delivery of 787 Dreamliners on February 23, further complicating the situation.

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In February, the company delivered only one 787 to United Airlines, marking a decline from the three Dreamliners delivered in January. However, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the green light for 787 deliveries to resume as early as this week.

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Boeing's delivery of 767 aircraft continues to be sluggish due to a quality concern regarding the center fuel tank. The company must rectify this issue before handing over the aircraft to customers.

Moreover, Boeing's order numbers have also taken a hit in comparison to the previous month. It secured five gross orders in February for 737 MAX planes from an anonymous buyer. However, the order count was offset by three canceled MAX orders, leaving only two net orders. This number is a significant decline from January's 16 net orders.

Boeing's Chief Financial Officer, Brian West, is scheduled to make an appearance at the Bank of America Global Industrial conference on March 22. During the event, he is anticipated to provide an update on Boeing's delivery progress.

Looking ahead, Boeing has set a target of delivering more than 400 MAX planes and at least 70 Dreamliners in 2023. The company aims to increase production from approximately 31 MAX jets per month to 38 by the end of the year. However, West has noted that achieving this target is subject to the stability of Boeing's supply chain.