Breaking records in 2014

If you asked me this time last year whether Boeing would sell more than 1,400 airplanes in 2014, I would have smiled. While we always hope for strong sales, no one could have predicted that we’d have a record year in more ways than one.

Thanks to our customers—we managed to sell the most airplanes in a single year (1,432 net). And thanks to our employees, we managed to deliver the most airplanes in a single year (723). That’s a tribute to the products we make and the people who make them.

We also surpassed our 787 delivery guidance by putting 114 Dreamliners into the hands of our customers. The 737 program set a record for most deliveries in a single year with 485—and the 777 program also hit a yearly record of 99 airplanes.

Perhaps the most telling statistic from 2014 is the strength of our order book by value. At list prices, we recorded sales of $232.7 billion— an order book that is second to none.

Along with high demand for the 737 MAX and Next-Generation 737, we’re proud to see the finalization of 777X orders, as well as more orders for the 787, the 777-300ER and the 777 Freighter. In fact, the 777-300ER and 777 Freighter combined for 63 orders— exactly where we wanted to be as we bridge production to the 777X.

As we kick off 2015, we have plenty of things to look forward to like the start of 737 MAX final assembly, final configuration of the 777X and the Paris Air Show. As always, I look forward to the ride.

Comments (6)

Dr Dorothy (Washington , USA):

Congratulations to Boeing 2014 net orders of 1432!

May Boeing will be even booming, blossom, advancing, speeding, flourishing, fizzling, strong, rich, robust and peace in this new year 2015 and coming years and forever!

Wishing all Boeing people wonderful and joyful Happy New Year 1-1-2015 !

Again, Happy New Year 1-1-2015 and Catholic Millennium since decades ago in my husband Sean( 34 y/o) and mine( 32 y/o) USA and also our relatives in UK, Europe, Canada, Australia, NZ, Russia who are our USA as well as Boeing, NASA, Pentagon, USAF, Harvard and etc investors , and permanently booming, fizzling, blossom, flourishing, abundance, overflow, excessive, prosperous, advancing, speeding, strong, rich, robust and peace !

Best regards,
Dr Dorothy ( investor)

Victor (Nairobi, Kenya):

Randy,

My utmost congratulations are to my colleagues at Boeing for this wonderful and outstanding achievement! Looking at it in retrospective, all this triumph was predestined … the people, having the potential to develop tools, the passion…the ingredients where there and have always been there to set new benchmarks for the industry.

We know that 2014 has not been easy for everyone, yet you did not lose hope and faced the challenges with utmost courage and came through, with flying colors. You really worked very hard. You indeed deserve it. This is the result of your professionalism, dedication, devotion to best practice.

It’s delightful to discern that Boeing has set a path to excellence in an effort to reinvigorate products that distinguish her in every facet of client disposition wherever they may be all over the world.
Certainly, your success is due to God’s grace as well as your diligence and timely transformation of your processes. Keep it up!

May you enjoy many happy years with plenty of prosperity, orders and customers’ favor!

Please convey my respectful compliments to your teams. Again, congratulation to you!
Wish you all the best in future.

Cristiano Arruda (Campo Grande, MS, Brazil):

"Boeing tops 700-mark for 2014 deliveries, beats record"

This is proof that Boeing is more efficient in production lines than Airbus. Airbus has units in Europe, another in the USA, and a new one in China. Even so Boeing outstands in production and delivery rates.

Happy 2015!

Jozsef Meszaros (Gyomro, Hungary):

I have become a proud owner of an airplane model of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner... as a Boeing enthusiast I needed to have this epochal aircraft on my shelves, too... the aircraft model is collecting admiration from my friends, too - some of them seriously deal with piloting... I am sure tiny 787 Dreamliner is filling my home with success for the upcoming decades... I am wishing good luck to The Boeing Company, too...

Nick Johnson (Orcas, WA):

Since the 747, once the flagship of Boeing's product line, is now on a slow road to the list of former Boeing products, here's a radical suggestion. Why not re-wing it again - as a twin? While the recent update hasn't come close to paying for itself, it isn't going anywhere anyway.

If you were to offer it with a composite wing and an engine in the 140,000 pound thrust range, you would have a product with unbeatable seat mile economics above the 777-9X that would kill the A380 and occupy a class by itself. As a twin, the 747 could once again become the Boeing flagship aircraft.

Boeing worked with engine suppliers to dramatically increase engine power with the original 747 and 777, so this wouldn't be the first time it has led the way to a larger engine. A composite wing could be profiled to allow space for the larger fan diameter without having to significantly change the landing gear.

The fuselage could be offered with an optional stretch to 500 seats while increasing the range of the existing seat count to over 9,000 nautical miles.

I know - it's a radical idea, but that's what's needed to save Boeing's top end product from a slow death.

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

Congrats on a successful year in 2014. A lot of 787s have been ordered and delivered as well as the 77W and orders for the 787-10, the 737MAX and the 777X have been plentiful. Expect another great year in 2015!

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