Thursday, January 3, 2013
Boeing Reports 1,203 Airplane Orders for 2012
Boeing said Thursday it booked a total of 1,203 commercial aircraft orders and delivered a total of 601 planes in 2012. That is the most booked orders since 2007 and the second highest number of deliveries since 1999.
(A Boeing 787 Production Line)
The company broke its record for orders of any Boeing model in a single year with the 737, taking a total of 1,214 orders and delivering a total of 415 of the Next-Generation 737 variant.
"Our employees rose to the challenge of executing several production rate increases in 2012 — a truly remarkable performance," said Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing.
Additionally, Boeing finished 2012 with 4,373 unfilled commercial aircraft orders, the most in its history.
"As we look ahead to 2013, we're focused on meeting our customer commitments by increasing production rates and delivering high-quality, reliable products and services," said Conner. "We will also transition the 787-9 into production and flight test and work closely with customers, who contribute so much to our success, to continue defining the 787-10X and 777X." More