We love celebrating milestone deliveries. This week was a celebration for the 1,000th Boeing airplane for China, with the delivery of a Next-Generation 737-800 to China Eastern Airlines.
Photo by Jim Anderson.
The jetliner is painted in special peacock livery and features the Boeing Sky Interior.
Photo by Jessica Oyanagi.
The event was a colorful celebration for the country that Boeing has had a partnership with for more than four decades - something we are very proud of.
As a lion dancer peers in, seated and wearing suits are Tang Bing (left), vice president of China Eastern Airlines, and Ihssane Mounir (right), vice president of Commercial Airplane Sales, North East Asia, during delivery ceremonies for China Eastern Airlines’ new 737-800. Photo by Jessica Oyanagi.
Boeing airplanes are the majority of commercial jetliners operated in China, serving more than 20 different Chinese airlines. Chinese suppliers contribute parts and components to every current Boeing commercial airplane model, including the 737, 747, 767, 777 and 787 families. Today, more than 7,000 Boeing airplanes operating throughout the world use major parts and assemblies from China.
Photo by Marian Lockhart.
China is considered one of the most dynamic markets for commercial airplanes. Boeing’s Current Market Outlook forecasts that China will need 5,260 new airplanes — valued at $670 billion — in the next 20 years.
We look forward to building on our partnership and delivering many, many more airplanes in the decades ahead.