List price update

Today, we updated the catalog prices for our commercial airplanes. List prices for all models increased by 2.2 percent over July 2015 prices. The adjustment reflects the higher costs for wages, goods and services.

As always, our goal is to ensure that Boeing is offering the right products at the right price, setting the standard for value and service for our customers all over the world.

Rollout in Renton

This has been a huge week for the 737 MAX program. Flight testing wrapped up on the MAX 8, we gave you a first look at the proposed MAX 10X, and today— the first MAX 9 rolled out of the paint hangar in Renton.

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The first 737 MAX 9. All photos by Marian Lockhart.

Thousands of employees gathered to mark the milestone. The airplane will now go through system checks, fueling and engine runs before starting its own round of flight testing.

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The MAX 9 is scheduled to enter service in 2018. To see more on how this airplane enhances our MAX family, check out this webpage.

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MAX 10X

You’ve probably heard a lot about our studies of a new stretched variant of the 737 MAX. Today at ISTAT Americas in San Diego, I confirmed that Boeing is actively engaged in discussions with customers about the 737 MAX 10X. In fact, we’ve already extended business offers to some of those customers.

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Your first look at the 737 MAX 10X.

This airplane would give airlines increased capacity and the lowest seat costs ever for a single-aisle airplane. Simply put, the 737 MAX 10X would be the most profitable single-aisle airplane the industry has ever seen.

So how would it match up against the competition?

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Compared to the A321neo, the MAX 10X would offer the same capacity, lower costs (5 percent lower per seat and 5 percent lower per trip) and more range.

This would be a relatively minor development program. The MAX 10X would follow the MAX 200 and MAX 7, with entry into service in the 2020 time frame.

Let’s be clear. The MAX 9 is still an exceptional airplane. The 10X would extend and strengthen the overall MAX family— a family that we’ve designed to offer exceptional performance, flexibility, efficiency and commonality. We look forward to our continued discussions with customers.

Order book leapfrog

The 787 made history again today. With five new orders rolling to our books this morning, the 787 has now surpassed the 767 in total orders.

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The first 787-10 rolls out of the paint hangar at Boeing South Carolina.

Since the launch of the 767 almost 39 years ago, we’ve sold 1,204 airplanes, including today’s 767 Freighter and the KC-46A refueling tanker.

The 787 Dreamliner booked order number 1,207 today—taking only 13 years to do so.

In the process, the 787 has racked up some impressive stats:

140.2 million passengers flown

1.8 billion revenue miles

12.6 billion pounds of fuel saved

120 new routes opened

Equally as impressive, the 787 continues to grow its order book with 67 customers around the globe. We look forward to seeing the new 787-10 fly in the coming weeks—and complete the Dreamliner family when we deliver it to customers next year.

Want to share your 787 stories? After your next Dreamliner flight, share your photos and video on social media — and tag it with #Dreamliner. Your post could end up on our interactive webpage where you can click on the icons to see what others are saying about their in-flight experience. To learn more about how it works, check out my video below.

Tallying the numbers

Our final numbers for 2016 are out today. We finished the year with a flurry of activity, resulting in the delivery of 748 airplanes and 668 net orders. Our backlog now stands at 5,715 airplanes.

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During 2016, we also delivered the 500th 787, grew our 737 MAX customer base to 82, witnessed the first flight of the 737 MAX, opened the 777X Composite Wing Center and started 787-10 final assembly.

We’ve already turned our complete focus to the year at hand— meeting our customer commitments and executing on our development programs. I look forward to an exciting 2017.

 

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