Boeing lands few orders but delivers 26 Max jets to airlines

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing is getting a boost from regulators’ approval of changes it made to the troubled 737 Max jetliner. The company said Tuesday that it delivered 26 new commercial planes in January, including 21 Max jets. Most of the new 737 Maxes went to U.S. airlines. Southwest took six, American and United got five each, and Alaska Airlines received two. Boeing gets much of its cash when planes are delivered. The bad news for Boeing is that it got only four new plane orders in January, down from 90 in December. The pandemic is hammering air travel and hurting sales of planes to airlines.