Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Boeing Forecasts Up to 645 Aircraft Deliveries in 2013
Boeing expects to deliver up to 645 commercial aircraft in 2013, with projected total revenue of $51 billion to $53 billion for its commercial airplanes business.
The company said its 2013 revenue guidance across all of its business units is $82 billion to $85 billion.
Despite the recent issues involving its 787, Boeing does not expect any impact to its projected aircraft orders or earnings for 2013 as the result of the grounding of all 50 in-service Dreamliners around the world. The company expects to build more than 60 Dreamliners in 2013, but has suspended deliveries of the plane until an investigation into the recent issues is complete.
"Our first order of business for 2013 is to resolve the battery issue on the 787 and return the airplanes safely to service with our customers. At the same time, we remain focused on our ongoing priorities of profitable ramp up in commercial airplane production, successful execution of our development programs, and continued growth in core, adjacent and international defense and space markets,” said Boeing CEO Jim McNerney. More