We’re already off to a busy start in 2014. The 787-9 is making its international debut in Auckland, home of launch customer Air New Zealand. The second of three 787-9s dedicated to the flight test program flew direct from Boeing Field to Auckland International Airport on January 3. The airplane will conduct hot weather testing as well. Check out this video of the 787-9 in New Zealand.
The 787-9 lands in Auckland.
Earlier today, we announced a commitment for eight Next-Generation 737-800s from Air Algerie—and flydubai firmed up its big order for 75 737 MAXs and 11 Next-Generation 737-800s made at the Dubai Airshow.
These early orders and commitments for 2014 come on the same day we announced our orders and deliveries total for last year. We delivered 648 airplanes, the most ever in a single year—including 65 of our 787 Dreamliners. Our net order total of 1,355 was the second largest in Boeing history. We thank all of our customers for keeping us busy now and into the future.
The year ahead promises to be just as busy—as we begin laying the groundwork for the 777X in Puget Sound, first delivery of the 787-9 and increasing production rates on the 737. Stay tuned!