Halfway there

The numbers for the first half of 2015 are in today. And one of the stats is a new record.

We delivered 197 airplanes in the second quarter of this year. That’s two more airplanes than our previous quarterly record set in the fourth quarter of last year.

In total, we’ve delivered 381 airplanes through the end of June. That’s 39 more than the same time last year.

On the orders side, we booked 5 new orders for the 787 in the past week—bringing our net order total for the year to 281.

As we turn our focus to the remainder of the year, here’s a look back at my favorite images from the first six months. We’re halfway there!

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January: Manaus Airport in Brazil becomes the 100th airport Cargolux operates to with the 747-8 Freighter.

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February: The 100th 777 Freighter is delivered to China Southern.

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February: This aerial photo shows construction of the 777X Composite Wing Center in Everett.

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March: Employees build 10 consecutive 747-8 Intercontinentals, the first time that’s ever happened in the Everett factory.

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March: The ecoDemonstrator 757 kicks off a new round of testing with three significant environmental technologies.

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March: The first 787-9 delivered from Boeing South Carolina, for United Airlines, is pictured here outside our North Charleston delivery center. This airplane is also the 250th 787 to be delivered.

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March: Cargolux took delivery of their 30th 747 with a special decal saluting the Father of the 747—Joe Sutter.

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April: Employees of American Airlines celebrate their 787 fleet.

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April: United’s newest 737-900ER marks its 10 year anniversary of supporting the March of Dimes. Jim Anderson photo.

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May: Flyaway of the 100th 767 Freighter, this one for FedEx.

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May: Assembly begins on the very first 737 MAX.

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May: The women of United Airlines and Boeing celebrate an all-female delivery.

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June: The 787-9 for Vietnam Airlines wows the crowd at the Paris Air Show.

Comments (2)

Andrew Boydston (Boise ID USA):

Randy,

You make a difficult job look great with those Photos. If I had even a thimble full of talent where Boeing has demonstrated an immense amount of talent from its vast amount of people who are making it possible, I would be a happy person. Writing is my most difficult work or talent of which I toil daily at for self improvement. If I could write as well as Boeing builds them, then I would enjoy it more writing and describing what Boeing represents during the first half of 2015 in a blog. Thank you Randy, for once again, sharing the Dream with all the aviation wannabe's. I truly appreciate your first half of 2015 with Boeing.

Andy

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

The part in which I look forward to is the development of the 777X and the 737MAX. Congrats on the 100th 767 freighter, I know those 767s will be in production for a a little while longer.

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