July turned out to be a very good month for Boeing in more ways than one. We booked 324 orders for the month— the largest number ever booked by Boeing in a single calendar month.
We’ve now recorded a total of 823 net orders for the year, versus 705 for Airbus (through July). As I said during the week of the Farnborough Airshow—this race is about 52 weeks, not just one.
What’s most striking about the numbers is our widebody lead. Boeing has booked 273 twin-aisle orders so far this year, while Airbus is in negative territory at -27. It’s nice to see that our widebody strategy continues to be successful with a product lineup that is unmatched.
Our delivery centers continue to be busy as well. 58 airplanes were delivered in July, bringing us to an even 400 for the year. It also topped Airbus’ total of 352.
Moving ahead, this is even more motivation to execute on our plans to make this a very good year for Boeing. Congratulations to everyone on our teams for a summer to remember.