Seattle - In 2017, Boeing set a new record with 763 aircraft delivered, and 912 net orders registered.
For the sixth consecutive year, Boeing delivered more commercial aircraft than any other manufacturer and set an industry record with 763 deliveries in 2017. These results are linked to the strong production of 737 and 787, two leading aircraft on the market. At the same time, Boeing recorded 912 net orders.
As part of the 737 program, Boeing reached new heights by increasing production to 47 aircraft per month during the year and delivering the first copies of its new 737 MAX 8 (529 units including 74 of the MAX series).
As part of the 787 Dreamliner program, Boeing continued with the highest production rates for the twin-aisle aircraft and made 136 deliveries during the year.
This record performance underscores the efforts of our employees and supplier partners who are constantly innovating to design, build and deliver the most fuel-efficient aircraft to our customers around the world,said Kevin McAllister in a statement, Boeing President, and CEO at Commercial Aviation (BCA).
On the order front, Boeing received 912 net orders from 71 customers valued $ 134.8 billion at list prices. The largest was from the low-cost operator flydubai, with 176, 737 MAX and up to 225 including at least fifty 737 MAX 10.
These results bring Boeing's order backlog to 5864 aircraft as of the end of 2017, which corresponds to approximately seven years of production.