- The commercial segment contributed $6bn to revenues through the sale of 79 airplanes vs. $1.6bn through the sale of 20 airplanes in the corresponding quarter last year driven by higher commercial airplane deliveries. The company delivered more than 130 737 Max jets since these were cleared by the FAA in November 2020 and is progressing on the problems with its 787 productions
- The defence, space and security segment contributed $6.9bn this quarter vs. $6.6bn last year driven by higher KC-46A tanker and P-8A Poseidon volume
- The global services contributed $4.1bn to the revenue, up from $3.5bn in 2Q2020 driven by higher commercial services volume
CEO Dave Calhoun said, “While we still have ways to go before a full rebound, it is encouraging to see the commercial market improving, enabled by continued vaccine distribution and increasing travel demand, particularly in domestic markets,” while cautioning that the delta variant could lead to a lower demand for wide-body jets.