ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA —Despite cancellations, Boeing's May orders reflect ongoing recovery with 69 additional aircraft.

Despite ongoing cancellations, Boeing managed to boost its backlog in May with an additional 69 aircraft, including 10 more 787s, signaling an ongoing recovery post-pandemic.

In the previous month, the company also managed to double the number of deliveries compared to April, as per the statistics revealed on June 13.

The fresh 787 orders encompassed agreements to sell eight -9s to undisclosed customers and two -8s to Papua New Guinea’s Air Niugini.

Boeing has recently seen success with the Dreamliner, securing orders for 54 of the widebody jets this year as airlines look towards expansion in the aftermath of the Covid-19 downturn.

The month ended with orders for 59 737 Max jets, although the manufacturer did not reveal the purchaser or purchasers.

However, a total of 11 cancellations trimmed Boeing’s net order figure for May to 58 aircraft. Cancelled commitments included four 737 Max for Air Niugini, six 777-200 Freighters for Hong Kong International Aviation, and a solitary 777-300ER for an unidentified customer.

In the meantime, Boeing succeeded in increasing its deliveries to 50 commercial jets last month, nearly twice the 26 aircraft it delivered in April.

Boeing's deliveries in May included 36 737s, encompassing one 737NG-based P-8 maritime patrol aircraft acquired by South Korea and 35 737 Max taken by assorted customers.

Southwest Airlines was the recipient of the most Boeing jets last month with 11 737 Max, while United Airlines and Ryanair each received six units.

Additional deliveries by Boeing in May encompassed three 767-300Fs, three 777-200Fs, and eight 787s.

In May, the company also made accounting adjustments that added another 59 aircraft to its backlog. While these deals were not new, Boeing had previously allocated them into an accounting category called "ASC-606," reserved for orders that Boeing anticipates will not ultimately close due to factors including customers' financial condition. The May adjustments indicate that Boeing now considers 59 more orders as firm.

Boeing ended May with 4,634 jets in its backlog, an increase of 67 units from the conclusion of April. This consisted of: 3,655 737s, 116 767s, 324 777s, and 539 787s.