Boeing (NYSE: BA) 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.
"What the Boeing team achieved in 2014 is truly unprecedented, especially in the face of fierce competition," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner . "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."
In 2014, Boeing booked 1,432 net orders, valued at $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's widebody family of airplanes – 747-8, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner –accounted for more than 60 percent of all twin-aisle deliveries last year, further strengthening the company's position as the industry leader in widebody airplanes.
The Next-Generation 737 program delivered more of the single-aisle airplanes than ever before with 485 deliveries in 2014.
"Our current and future lineup of products are formidable competitors in the marketplace, delivering the best efficiency, best performance and superior value to our customers," said Conner.
Source: The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)
Date: Jan 13, 2015