This past week, we booked two new orders for the world’s best selling airplane— the 737. If you’re keeping count, that brings our grand total of 737 orders through the years to 12,720.
I bring this up because Airbus has apparently lost count along the way. In one of their recent press releases, they included this sentence:
“The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with more than 11,500 orders to date and over 6,400 aircraft delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide.”
While it may sound good, it simply isn’t true.
The 737 factory in Renton.
As Aviation Week noted just a few weeks ago in this piece (nice looking ad by the way), the 737 family of airplanes is the “best-selling jetliner in history.”
The 737 numbers are clear: 12,720 ordered. 8,541 delivered.
With more than 4,100 airplanes in our backlog and with 2,720 737 MAXs on order, the 737 will be the leader for a long time to come.