Boeing announced (03-Jan-2013) it booked 1203 net commercial airplane orders in 2012, the second-largest number in company history. The company also delivered 601 aircraft, up 26% on 2011 and the highest level of deliveries since 1999. Boeing's commercial aircraft order backlog at the end of 2012 stood at 4373, the most in company history. 737 programme broke the record for orders for any Boeing model in a single year, accumulating 1124 net orders. The 737 MAX recorded 914 of those orders, bringing total orders for the type to date to 1064. In addition, the 737NG set a new single-year record with 415 deliveries. Boeing also delivered 47 787s in 2012, 83 777s and 31 747-8s, in both freighter and passenger configurations. Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner said the company is focussed on meeting customer commitments in 2013 by increasing production rates and delivering "high-quality, reliable products and services". Boeing also plans to transition the 787-9 into production and flight test and work closely with customers to continue defining the 787-10X and 777X.
2012 orders by type:
- 737: 1184 gross, 1124 net. 3074 aircraft order backlog;
- 747: 7 gross, 1 net. 67 aircraft backlog;
- 767: 23 gross, 22 net. 68 aircraft backlog;
- 777: 75 gross, 68 net. 365 aircraft backlog;
- 787: 50 gross, -12 net. 799 aircraft backlog. [more - original PR]