Total eclipse

Here’s a stat that would have sounded impossible just a few years ago. Through the end of the third quarter this year, we’ve delivered more airplanes than we delivered in all of 2011. Let that sink in for a moment.

Our delivery total of 528 airplanes though the first nine months of this year has already eclipsed the 477 airplanes we delivered in all of 2011. That’s a testament to our plan of executing on our production rate increases and getting airplanes in the hands of our customers as soon as possible.

Just yesterday, we made our next 737 rate increase official—going to 52 airplanes per month in 2018. It speaks to the strength of our backlog, the demand for the new 737 MAX (2,295 orders so far) and continued interest in the Next-Generation 737.

The rate increase is also attributable to our employees for the innovation and passion they bring to the job— and the products they build. The ultimate compliment is when customers come back and say “give me more.”

Speaking of more—we’ve now booked 1,000 net orders through the end of the third quarter. Airbus has not yet updated its totals through the third quarter, but we look forward to what the rest of 2014 will bring in the orders and deliveries race.

Comments (5)

Andrew Boydston (Boise, ID USA):

Not only: Keeping track of the 787, Boeing has delivered 32 787, with 28 -8s, and 4 -9's in the quarter. Hoping that number is correct it represents a plus 10 a month number in the quarter as an average. Boeing has positioned its self well since first of the 2014 year guidance predicting 110 787's delivery in 2014 with only three months to go and 30 787's to go, early congratulations for the Boeing effort.

Wade Hansson (Stanton Ca.):

This is great news! Keep up the good work and keep me flying!

Paulo M (Johannesburg, RSA):

That delivery rate puts Boeing on course to far exceed the previous company record of 648 set in 2013. Current Boeing production last saw these levels more them a decade ago, when, in 1999, deliveries peaked at 620 jets.

In recent times, the Boeing Company seems to be losing a battle for minds and hearts with regards labor relations. You know, as an observer on the other side of the planet, I can never know all the details spot on, despite the internet. Of course, to build some of the finest aircraft in the world, you have to have some pretty amazing people putting those jets together. Please win their hearts - and I hope they meet you halfway too - for all of us dreamers around the world. Seriously looking forward to the development of the MAX, the 787-10 and the particularly 777x models, seeing that you guys went through the 787-9 effortlessly.


Graham Kettle (Scottsdale,AZ,USA):

You missed an opportunity to also highlight the fact that a few weeks ago you passed the 25000 milestone for jet aircraft orders.
to Sep -14
707 1010
717 155
727 1831
737 12257
747 1536
757 1049
767 1114
777 1805
787 1054
DC9 976
MD80 1191
MD90 116
DC8 556
DC10 446
MD11 200
Single Aisle 19141
Twin Aisle 6155
TOTAL 25296

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

The (lunar) eclipse happened last night but it was at around 6 in the morning. 52 737s per month is quite a staggering rate which eclipses every other commercial aircraft production tempo in the world.

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