Boeing airliner deliveries and orders make 2014 a milestone year

Boeing Commercial Airplanes has announced that for a second consecutive year the company broke the record for the most commercial aeroplanes delivered in a single year with a total of 723.

The company’s sales team also booked 1,432 net orders, carrying a value of $232.7 billion 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 aeroplanes this past year,” declared Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, Ray Conner.

The three Boeing Commercial Airplanes production sites – Everett and Renton in Washington and North Charleston in South Carolina – each set new site records for aircraft deliveries.

Unsurprisingly, the 737 programme led the way on deliveries with 485 and on net orders booked with 1,104 split across the 737NG and 737 MAX families. The programme now has a backlog of 4,299 aircraft.

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

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