It’s a good thing we built new delivery centers in Everett and North Charleston—because our customers are keeping us pretty busy. We delivered a whopping 169 airplanes in the second quarter of this year. That’s the most we’ve delivered in a single quarter since 1998.
The 737 program set an all-time record for most deliveries in a single quarter with 116. And 16 of our deliveries in the second quarter were 787s—some of which were first deliveries for new customers.
Obviously, our production rate increases are driving the spike in deliveries across the board. Our 737 rate from 35 to 38 per month in the second quarter, our 777 rate went from 7 to 8.3 in the first quarter and our 787 rate went from 5 to 7 per month in the second quarter. We’re executing our rate breaks just as planned.
We’re excited to put more and more airplanes into the hands of our customers. In fact, I’m currently in London to celebrate with British Airways as they officially welcome two 787s to their fleet. I’ll share some of the highlights and photos with you later in the week.