Boeing announced on Tuesday that it delivered 34 planes to airlines in November, while also placing 109 737 MAX orders.

The delivery number, which is keenly examined by investors since deliveries produce much-needed cash amid the coronavirus crisis, compares to 27 jets in October and seven in the same period a year ago, when Boeing was dealing with the 737 MAX safety issues.

Boeing failed to deliver its advanced carbon-composite 787 Dreamliner once more in November, and the planes are expected to be grounded until April 2022 due to inspections and retrofits.

28 of the 34 planes shipped last month were 737 MAXs, with 10 of them going to Ryanair, a European low-cost carrier. Boeing also claimed it has handed over a P-8 maritime patrol aircraft to Norway.

Boeing said the remaining planes were larger widebodies: one 767 for FedEx and United Parcel Service, one 747-8 for Egypt's defense ministry, and two 767 tankers for the US Air Force.Boeing reports lowest order numbers in 30 years following 737 Max catastrophes | Boeing | The Guardian

Many airlines were compelled to idle empty passenger jets during the pandemic, increasing demand for cargo space on dedicated freighters at a time when e-commerce was a lifeline for many.

Boeing has delivered 302 planes this year through November, more than double the 118 planes it shipped in the first 11 months of 2020.

After cancellations and cases when a customer transferred an order for one type of aircraft to another, Boeing had 91 orders for aircraft in November.

It received 109 total orders, all for the 737 MAX airliner, which is set to return to service in late 2020 after a nearly two-year safety restriction.

This includes an order from India's Akasa Air for 72 MAX planes, a transaction worth roughly $9 billion at list prices that may help the American planemaker reclaim lost ground in one of the world's most promising markets.

It also included an order for 30 737 MAX jets for Miami-based 777 Partners, which owns a stake in Canadian low-cost airline Flair Airlines, as well as a previously unannounced order for Southwest Airlines for seven 737 MAX jets.

At the same time, 18 737 MAX airplane orders were canceled.

After cancellations, conversions, and tougher accounting requirements, gross orders for the year jumped from 720 to 829, or from 373 to 457, according to Boeing.