The company’s unfilled commercial orders stood at 5,080 at the end of 2013 – also a new Boeing record. In addition, Boeing booked 1,531 gross commercial orders during the year, a new company record and 1,355 net commercial orders in 2013, the second-largest number in company history.
“With solid execution on our numerous production rate increases, the Boeing team performed extremely well in 2013,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner said. “We delivered more advanced, fuel-efficient aircraft to our customers than ever before, and it’s a great example of what our team can accomplish.”
In 2013, three programmes set records for deliveries in single year:
- The 737 programme delivered 440 Next-Generation 737s
- The 777 programme delivered 98 airplanes
- The 787 programme delivered 65 Dreamliners
With the higher production rates achieved in 2013, all three Boeing Commercial Airplanes production sites in Everett and Renton, Wash., and North Charleston, S.C., delivered a record number of aeroplanes.
“The year ahead will be exciting as we prepare to deliver the first 787-9, continue the design work on our newest programs – the 737 MAX, 787-10 and 777X – while increasing our production rates on the 737,” Conner said.