Boeing delivers record number of aircraft

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Boeing delivered 762 commercial aircraft in 2015, 39 more than 2014, which it says is a record.

The manufacturer says it received 768 orders worth $112.4 billion, and at the end of 2015 had 5,795 unfilled orders. Of the 768 net orders, 588 were Boeing 737s, two were Boeing 747s, 49 were Boeing 767s, 58 were Boeing 777s and 71 were Boeing 787s.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer, Ray Conner says: “The Boeing team has worked hard to achieve strong performance. Our team did a fantastic job achieving higher deliveries and getting our products to our customers as quickly as possible. This will continue to be our focus.”

“We had a solid year of orders in 2015, maintaining a strong, balanced backlog that will help ensure a steady stream of deliveries for years to come.”

Boeing says the highlights of the year included five customers, Oman Air, Scoot, American Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Vietnam Airlines receiving their first 787 Dreamliners. The 100th 747-8 was delivered while FedEx made the largest single order for 767s. The Seattle Delivery Center opened its doors for increased 737 production, and the first 737 MAX rolled out of the factory in December. The 787-10 detailed design was completed while the 777X reached firm configuration, allowing detailed design of parts, assemblies and other systems.

Conner says: “Our newest development products are on schedule and poised to provide world-class value to our customers. We could not have accomplished all we did in 2015 without the support and hard work of our employees, suppliers, partners and the community.”