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Boeing delivers record 806 aircraft in 2018

Jan 09

Boeing delivers record 806 aircraft in 2018

New York
Boeing reported record commercial plane deliveries for the second straight year on Tuesday, although the figures missed the company’s forecast.
The aerospace giant, which has capitalized on rising global demand for air travel, reported deliveries of 806 planes for the year, up from 763 in 2017. The biggest share came from the single-aisle 737, with 580 planes.
In October, Boeing had forecast annual plane deliveries of between 810 and 815.
“Boeing raised the bar again in 2018 thanks to our teammates’ incredible focus on meeting customer commitments and continuously improving quality and productivity,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Kevin McAllister.
“In a dynamic year, our production discipline and our supplier partners helped us build and deliver more airplanes than ever before to satisfy the strong demand for air travel across the globe.”
Boeing reported 893 net orders for 2018 valued at $143.6 billion by list prices. With the latest orders, the company said it had a seven-year order backlog.
The company highlighted Hawaiian Airlines had switched from Airbus to Boeing and identified Turkish Airlines as a new customer. It also boosted business with American Airlines and United Airlines.
“Another year of healthy jet orders continues to support our long-term forecast for robust global demand that will see the commercial airplane fleet double in 20 years,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing.

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