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.

That's a wrap

As we go out for the annual Boeing holiday break, it’s only fitting that 2016 ends with yet another big milestone. This week, we delivered the 500th 787.

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This Dreamliner for Avianca is the 500th 787 to be delivered.

The 787-8 for Avianca marks the fastest to 500 deliveries of any twin-aisle airplane in history. The Dreamliner fleet has now grown to include 48 operators, who have collectively flown 696,000 revenue flights, carrying 133 million passengers over 1.7 billion revenue miles.

Looking ahead to 2017, we have a lot on our plate. But I look forward to all of the challenges and opportunities still ahead. My best to all of you for a wonderful and safe holiday season.

Visual progress

I wanted to share two exciting developments in our factories in Renton and North Charleston.

The fuselage for the first 737 MAX 9, the largest of the new single-aisle airplane family, arrived by rail on Friday in Renton from Wichita. The MAX 9 will have its first flight next year.

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The first MAX 9 fuselage arrives in Renton.

And at Boeing South Carolina, the first 787-10 has now moved into Position 1 in final assembly, where it is now sporting the -10 tail. Position 1 is where the wing-to-body joins are completed.

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The first 787-10 makes more progress in our North Charleston factory.

Both programs are right on schedule. Congrats to the 737 and 787 teams.

Home stretch

We’re now in the home stretch of 2016 after adding up all of our orders and deliveries through the end of November.

We delivered 681 airplanes and booked 466 net orders through the end of last month. That order total increased this week with two new bookings for the 787.

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Also in November, we secured our 70th customer for the 737 MAX—and delivered airplanes to 37 customers across the globe.

One other piece of good news to share today—the first 787-10 has entered final assembly at Boeing South Carolina. With the program right on track, the airplane is scheduled to fly next year.

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#Dreamliner

I’m always excited to share my experiences on board the 787 Dreamliner. Now, we want to hear from you.

After your next 787 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 the video below.

 

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