Boeing delivered more commercial airplanes than any manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year and set an industry record with 763 deliveries in 2017, driven by high output of the market-leading 737 and 787 jets.

At the same time, the company grew its backlog with 912 net orders, reflecting healthy demand for its single-aisle and twin-aisle airplanes.

Boeing reached a new high on the 737 program as it raised production to 47 airplanes a month during the year and began delivering the new 737 MAX, contributing to a record 529 deliveries, including 74 of the MAX variety. On the 787 Dreamliner program, Boeing continued building at the highest production rate for a twin-aisle jet, leading to 136 deliveries for the year.

The record-setting performance is a testament to our employees and supplier partners who continue to innovate new ways to design, build and deliver the most fuel-efficient airplanes to customers around the world” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President & CEO Kevin McAllister.

On the orders front, 71 customers placed the 912 net orders, valued at $134.8 billion at list prices. The total extends Boeing’s backlog to a record 5,864 airplanes – at year end – which is equal to about seven years of production.

The strong sales activity reflects continuing strong demand for the 737 MAX family, including the ultra-efficient MAX 10 variant that we launched last year, and the market’s increasing preference for Boeing’s family of twin-aisle jets,” said McAllister. “Our planned production increases over the coming years are designed to satisfy this robust demand.

In 2017, the 787 Dreamliner family racked up nearly 100 net orders and the 777 family captured 60 net orders, as shown in the table below.

Other major commercial airplanes milestones include the first flights of the 737 MAX 9 and the 787-10 Dreamliner, and the start of production of the 737 MAX 7 and the new 777X.

  • Delivered 763 commercial airplanes to lead industry for sixth straight year
  • Won 912 net orders valued at $134.8 billion at list prices

2017 Boeing orders

Family

Gross Orders

Net Orders

Deliveries

Unfilled orders

737

865

745

529

4,668

747

6

-2

14

12

767

15

15

10

98

777

60

60

74

428

787

107

94

136

658

Total

1,053

912

763

5,864

 

Customers 737 747 767 777 787 Total
AerCap 30 30
Aeroflot – Russian Airlines 6 6
Air Lease Corporation 12 2 14
ALAFCO 20 20
Alaska Airlines 4 4
Arik Air 2 2
Australia P-8 4 4
Aviation Capital Group 24 24
Avolon Aerospace Leasing Limited 75 75
BDS USAF Tanker Program 15 15
BOC Aviation Limited 12 4 16
Business Jet / VIP Customer(s) 8 8
CALC – China 50 50
China Development Bank Fin. 48 8 56
EL AL Israel Airlines 3 3
Ethiopian Airlines 4 4
FedEx 1 1
flydubai 176 176
GECAS 4 4
Indian Navy P-8I 4 4
Japan Airlines 4 4
JIA 10 10
Monarch Airlines 5 5
Norwegian 2 2
Okay Airways Company Limited 5 5
Primera Air 8 8
Qatar Airways 4 4
Royal Air Maroc 2 2
Ryanair 10 10
Singapore Airlines 20 19 39
SMBC Aviation Capital 3 3
Southwest Airlines 40 40
SunExpress Airlines 7 7
Tassili Airlines 3 3
Turkish Airlines 3 3
UK P-8 2 2
Unidentified Customer(s) 316 4 18 18 356
United Airlines 4 4
United States Navy 2 2
US Navy P-8A Poseidon 11 11
USAF PAR Program 2 2
WestJet 5 10 15
2017 Gross Orders 865 6 15 60 107 1053
Changes -120 -8 -13 -141
2017 Net Orders 745 -2 15 60 94 912

Source and photo credits: Boeing

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