Expensive problems with several types of aircraft have brought the aviation and defense group Boeing 2022 the fourth year of losses in a row. At 5.05 billion US dollars (around 4.6 billion euros), the bottom line deficit was even higher than the almost 4.3 billion a year earlier, as announced by the US rival of the European manufacturer Airbus in Arlington.
Boeing was also in the red in the fourth quarter. CEO Dave Calhoun still rated 2022 as an important year of recovery.
The manufacturer from the USA has been in a serious crisis since 2019. After the fatal crash of two medium-haul 737 Max jets, the model was not allowed to take off worldwide for a long time. Then the corona pandemic put the entire aviation industry in trouble, and Boeing had to stop delivery of its 787 "Dreamliner" long-haul jet due to production defects and postpone its schedule for the refurbished 777X wide-body jet by years. Last year, problems in the armaments division also resulted in further burdens running into billions.