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Boeing misses 2011 delivery target, expects 2012 to be the 'year of the 737'

6-Jan-2012 9:00 AM

Boeing reported (05-Jan-2012) it booked 805 net commercial aircraft orders in 2011 and delivered 477 aircraft. Boeing ended the year with commercial order backlog of 3771 aircraft. Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Jim Albaugh said the company goal is to ensure 787 production is stable and reliable, while maintaining focus on execution as it delivers an increasing number of aircraft across all programmes. Over 2012, 737 production will increase to 38 aircraft per month with the 35 per month rate beginning Jan-2012. 777 production will increase to 8.3 per month (currently at 7 per month) and 787 production to 10 per month (currently at 2.5 per month). Mr Albaugh also stated 737 MAX orders and commitments have reached 1000 aircraft from 15 customers.

Boeing commercial aircraft net orders for 2011:

  • 737NG: 551;
  • 747: -1;
  • 767: 20;
  • 777: 200;
  • 787: 13;
  • Total: 805.

Boeing commercial aircraft deliveries for 4Q2011:

  • 737NG: 91;
  • 747: 9;
  • 767: 6;
  • 777: 20;
  • 787: 2;
  • Total: 128.

For 2011:

  • 737NG: 372;
  • 747: 9;
  • 767: 20;
  • 777: 73;
  • 787: 3;
  • Total: 477.

Firm order backlog: