Boeing Sells Record Number of Airplanes in 2015
Commercial aircraft giant Boeing sold 762 commercial aircraft in 2015, 39 more than the previous year and most ever for the company as it enters its centennial year.
“The Boeing team has worked hard to achieve strong performance,” said Ray Conner, Boeing’s president-Commercial Airplanes. “Our team did a fantastic job achieving higher deliveries and getting our products to our customers as quickly and efficiently as possible. This will continue to be our focus.”
In 2015, Boeing recorded 768 net orders, valued at $112.4 billion at current list prices. At year’s end, Boeing held 5,795 unfilled orders from customers worldwide.
“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,” said Conner.
Worldwide demand for air travel has continued to be “robust,” said Randy Tinseth, the company’s vice president-Marketing.
“Global passenger traffic in most key regions is increasing,” said Tinseth. “Our customers continue to perform well in the marketplace and we’ll continue to support them with the industry’s best products and services.”
Boeing, he added, marked a number of other milestones in 2015 including five customers receiving their first 787 Dreamliners; delivery of the 100th 747-8; and receipt of the largest-ever 767 order from FedEx.
In addition to the orders and deliveries, the company’s expanded Seattle Delivery Center opened its doors to pave the way for increased 737 production; the first 737 MAX rolled out of the factory in December; its 787-10 team completed detailed design of the newest member of the 787 family; and the 777X reached firm configuration, allowing the team to begin detailed design of parts, assemblies and other systems for the airplane.