Boeing first-quarter deliveries along with orders sink after 737 Max groundings

An aerial photo shows several Boeing 737 MAX airplanes grounded at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. March 21, 2019.

Lindsey Wasson | Reuters

An aerial photo shows several Boeing 737 MAX airplanes grounded at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. March 21, 2019.

Boeing announced Tuesday in which deliveries along with brand-new orders for all of its 737 jets fell from the first quarter.

The plane maker has halted deliveries of the 737 Max, the latest design of the common narrow-body jet, after faulty data feeding into the aircraft’s automated flight system was implicated in two fatal crashes in which killed all 346 people aboard the flights. Boeing announced Friday in which the idea’s cutting production by 20 percent as the idea tries to find a software fix to get the planes flying again. They’ve been grounded since the second crash in mid-March.