Boeing Delivered 723 Commercial Airplanes In 2014
January 14, 2015 10:04 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) -- Boeing set a global industry record for the most commercial airplanes delivered in a single year at 723 in 2014, maintaining its position as the world's largest airplane manufacturer for the third consecutive year.
Last year, Boeing booked 1,432 net orders, valued at US$232.7 billion at list prices.
The company also grew its backlog of unfilled commercial orders to a historic high of 5,789 airplanes.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Conner said what the Boeing team achieved in 2014 was truly unprecedented, especially in the face of fierce competition.
"Boeing's achievements are based on the dedication of our talented employees, the trust that our customers place in our products and the partnership with our suppliers," he said in a statement today.
Boeing's widebody family of airplanes -- the 747-8, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner -- accounted for more than 60 per cent of all twin-aisle deliveries last year, further strengthening the company's position as the industry leader in widebody airplanes.
The Next-Generation 737 programme delivered more of the single-aisle airplanes than ever before with 485 deliveries in 2014.