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Boeing reports first 737 MAX orders since November

Boeing said Poland’s biggest charter carrier ordered two 737 MAX jets with options to buy two more.

Boeing on Wednesday announced it scored the first new orders for its 737 MAX jet since last November.

Polish charter carrier Enter Air ordered two Boeing 737 MAX jets, with options to buy two more. Enter Air is Poland’s biggest charter carrier.

“We are humbled by Enter Air’s commitment to the Boeing 737 family,” said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing's senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing.

Enter Air and Boeing also reached a settlement over the groundings of the 737 MAX, which has been out of service since March 2019 after two crashes killed 346 people. The details of the agreement have not been released.

“In the settlement with Boeing, we agreed to revise the delivery schedule for the previously-ordered airplanes in response to current market conditions. The specific terms of the settlement are strictly confidential, but we are pleased with the way Boeing has treated us as its customer,” said Grzegorz Polaniecki, general director and board member, Enter Air.

Boeing sold no airline planes and customers canceled orders for 43 of its 737 MAX jets in July. Boeing has lost more than 800 net orders so far this year.

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated air travel, leaving airlines with more planes than they need. On top of that, Boeing is still working to get approval from regulators in the United States and other countries to resume shipments of the 737 MAX.

Earlier this week Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun announced voluntary layoffs will be offered to further reduce the company's workforce. The company started this process in April when it was announced Boeing was looking to cut 10% off its 160,000 workforce.