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.

Triple milestone

Our latest 787 delivery can claim three big milestones. It’s the first for Air France, the 50th for AerCap, and the 500th Dreamliner to roll off our production lines.

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The 787-9 landed today in Paris and will be deployed on Air France’s Paris to Cairo route starting in January.

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The Air France-KLM Group has ordered a total of 18 787-9s and seven 787-10s, with an additional 12 787-9s leased through AerCap.

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Congratulations to Air France, AerCap and to all our 787 employees on this triple milestone airplane. Below you can watch a time lapse video showing the airplane as it went through final assembly at our Everett factory.

Special delivery

Our team at Boeing South Carolina marked a special delivery today. The first aftbody and midbody barrels for the first 787-10 were delivered to our Final Assembly building.

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Employees proudly accompanied the barrels as they made the short trip across the North Charleston campus. Final assembly gets underway there soon.

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Congratulations to all our 787 team members. We look forward to many milestones still to come with the -10.

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Proven workhorse

I always like to point out some of the great things we’re doing at our Renton factory in support of the defense side of the Boeing house. Earlier this month, we delivered a C-40A Combi to the U.S. Navy Reserves. That’s the 15th such delivery since 2001.

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A C-40A takes off for delivery to the U.S. Navy Reserves after receiving modifications. Felix Sanchez photo.

The airplane is based on the 737-700C platform. After being built in Renton, it was delivered to Boeing’s defense and commercial derivative maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in San Antonio. There, the aircraft received an interior modification converting it into the Combi configuration before being delivered to the Navy.

The C-40A is a proven workhorse that can be used in various configurations, including all-passenger, all-cargo or Combi, which can transport both cargo pallets and passengers on the main deck. That versatility and reliability make the aircraft well-suited for troop and cargo transport missions throughout the world.

 

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