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Boeing reports record deliveries and backlog in 2017

American airframer Boeing has set a new record for number of aircraft delivered in a year by surpassing it’s 2015 record of 762 deliveries by one. The company also grew it’s order backlog to a record 5,864 aircraft.

The order backlog which equates to around seven years of production was spurred by a 35% increase in 737 orders from 550 last year to 745 orders this year.

The 737 program also raised it’s production to 47 airplanes a month during the year contributing to a record 529 deliveries, including 74 of the MAX variety.

Kevin McAllister, President & CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
“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, 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, Our planned production increases over the coming years are designed to satisfy this robust demand.”

The table shows Boeing’s orders, deliveries and backlogs at the end of 2017:

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

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