As we reach the midway point of the year, I wanted to share a few observations on the orders and deliveries stats.
This past week, we booked 10 more orders—bringing our net order total for the year to 499 - a pretty nice number for the halfway mark.
We’ve had a consistent drumbeat of orders throughout the year, including a landmark deal with Air Canada for 61 of our 737 MAXs. It’s pretty clear that our customers are driving the timing of order announcements. We thank them all for their confidence in Boeing airplanes.
Airbus has yet to update their numbers, but it’s safe to say we’ll have a strong lead going into the Farnborough Airshow. As usual, we expect the race to tighten up once Airbus rolls out its stockpiled orders en masse the week of the show.
Across all programs, we’ve delivered a total of 342 airplanes through June 30. Our focus remains on executing our production rate increases and getting airplanes into the hands of our customers.
Deliveries by program will vary each month due to a variety of reasons. But I want to point out that we delivered 15 787s in June—a new record for the program. A total of 162 787s have now been delivered to 20 customers worldwide, including the first 787-9.
As I mentioned earlier, the second half of the year kicks off with the Farnborough Airshow. I’ll be heading over next week to unveil our new 2014 Current Market Outlook and look forward to bringing you details from the air show right here in my journal.