Boeing hails 2014 ‘milestone year’ for deliveries

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Boeing is celebrating having delivered a record 723 aircraft during 2014, breaking the company’s record for a second consecutive year. The company’s sales team also booked 1,432 net orders, carrying a value of US$232.7bn at list prices, breaking the previous all-time high set in 2007. Boeing’s unfilled commercial orders stood at 5,789 at the end of the year – also a new company all-time high.

“I’m extremely proud of the entire Boeing team, and all of the hard work that went into delivering and selling a record number of commercial airplanes this past year,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, Ray Conner.

All three Boeing Commercial Airplanes production sites – Everett and Renton, Wash. and North Charleston, S.C. – each set new site records for aircraft deliveries.

In 2014, three individual commercial programs achieved notable milestones, each a single-year record, according to Boeing:

• 485 737s were delivered

• 99 777s were delivered

• 114 787s were delivered, including the first 787-9 to launch customer Air New Zealand and first direct deliveries to 13 airline customers

• Of the 1,432 net commercial orders Boeing booked in 2014, the Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX led the way with 1,104 orders, followed by the 777 and 777X with 283 orders.

“In the face of fierce competition, we had a strong year,” said Conner. “In 2015 we’ll remain focused on meeting our customer commitments, and prepare for key milestones on our development programs, including the start of assembly of the first 737 MAX and firm configuration for the 777X.”

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