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Wed, 10 Jan 2018

Boeing Delivered 763 Commercial Airplanes in 2017

Thanks to its high output of Boeing 737 and 787 aircraft, Boeing managed to deliver a record 763 commercial airplanes in 2017.

The company also grew its backlog with 912 net orders, reflecting healthy demand for its single-aisle and twin-aisle airplanes.

Boeing raised 737 production to 47 airplanes a month during the year and began delivering the new 737 MAX, contributing to a record 529 deliveries, including 74 of the MAX variety.

Air Canada Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner. Click to enlarge.

On the 787 Dreamliner program, Boeing delivered 136 aircraft in the year.

"The record-setting performance is a testament to our employees and supplier partners who continue to innovate new ways to design, build and deliver the most fuel-efficient airplanes to customers around the world," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President & CEO Kevin McAllister.

On the orders front, 71 customers placed the 912 net orders, valued at $134.8 billion at list prices. The total extends Boeing's backlog to a record 5,864 airplanes at year end which is equal to about seven years of production.

"The strong sales activity reflects continuing strong demand for the 737 MAX family, including the ultra-efficient MAX 10 variant that we launched last year, and the market's increasing preference for Boeing's family of twin-aisle jets," said McAllister. "Our planned production increases over the coming years are designed to satisfy this robust demand."

In 2017, the 787 Dreamliner family racked up nearly 100 net orders and the 777 family captured 60 net orders, as shown in the table below.

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