A Boeing 737 MAX sits outside the hangar during a Boeing 737 MAX media tour at the Boeing facility in Renton, Washington.
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Boeing announced on Wednesday that it had received its first orders for its beleaguered 737 Max aircraft since November and sold two of them to a Polish charter airline with the option to purchase two more.
Enter Air and Boeing also reached an agreement to ground the 737 Max, which has been out of service worldwide since March 2019 after two accidents killed 346 people. The companies did not disclose the terms of the contract, but said it would include postponing supplies.
"We are humble with Enter Air's commitment to the Boeing 737 family," said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing's senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing, in a press release.
Enter Air's orders for the Max aircraft won't materially detract from Boeing's troubles this year. Aircraft cancellations by customers have exceeded new sales in the past six months as airlines grapple with both the expanded grounding of Max planes and the demand for air travel destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic.
As of July, Boeing had negative net orders of 836 aircraft, including the aircraft the company had removed from its backlog.
Boeing shares fell 0.6% to $ 169.27 on Wednesday and have fallen 48% so far this year.