Chicago (dpa) - The US aircraft manufacturer Boeing suffered a higher loss than feared in the past quarter from the corona crisis.

The bottom line was a loss of approximately $ 2.4 billion in the second quarter, after the flight ban on the 737 Max medium-range jet had caused a loss of $ 2.9 billion a year earlier. This means that the new loss was roughly twice as high as expected by analysts on average.

Now the group wants to reduce the production of its long-haul jets even further, as he announced in Chicago on Wednesday. After all: With $ 5.3 billion, the company burned less money than expected in its daily business in the past quarter.

In the coming year, for example, only six copies of the 787 “Dreamliner” long-haul jet will be finished every month. The production of the even larger Boeing 777 and its new edition 777X is expected to decrease to two planes per month. Boeing expects the first 777X to be delivered in 2022. Production of the 737 Max, which management is expecting to be re-approved soon, is currently slowly starting up again.

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