This week, our 737 team set a new record for both orders and deliveries in a single year. A 737-900ER for United Airlines was the 377th single-aisle we’ve delivered in 2012. Total year to date net orders for both the Next-Generation and the 737 MAX currently stand at 1,031.
Here’s the 377th 737 we’ve delivered so far this year.
It’s understandable that with all the orders we keep racking up, the competition would get more than a little nervous. Some recent ads clearly show just how nervous they are. We currently have 969 total orders for the MAX. 13 customers have publicly announced their orders, and we’re more than grateful for their confidence in our performance numbers regarding fuel efficiency and operating cost.
The 737 MAX family.
While history has shown that our performance claims hold up, you don’t have to take our word for it. Just look at our solid 737 customer base and a backlog of more than 3,000 airplanes— with about 2,000 of those airplanes being Next-Generation 737s.
And no, we aren’t resting on our laurels. We continue to improve the performance of the Next-Generation 737 every year. Those improvements will translate directly to the 737 MAX. From fuel and engine efficiency to aerodynamic improvements to the gorgeous Boeing Sky Interior— our commitment is to invest in technology to make sure we’re building the best single-aisle airplane in the industry— period. Our road map for the future includes radial tires, updated lavatory configuration and enhanced connectivity.
The Boeing Sky Interior.
The competition worries that “less sophisticated airlines” might be swayed by our claims on the MAX. We have full faith in the airlines and believe they’ll continue to make the best choice for their business needs. We stand behind our claims, and our airplanes, 100 percent.