The oldest plane maker, Boeing, delivered 763 commercial passenger jets to customers across the globe in 2017, beating its own previous record, set in 2015 when it delivered 762 aircraft.
“For the 6th year in a row, Boeing out-delivered the competition and set a new industry record by pushing 763 airplanes out the door.” said the Boeing.
Boeing also recorded net orders for 912 new aircraft valued at $134.8 billion at list prices last year, compared with 668 worth about $94 billion in 2016. During the same period Boeing’s competitor, Airbus racked up more than 1000 aircraft gross orders excluding cancellations, but delivered around 700 mark.
After decades of turmoil, the airline industry began to recover slowly and recoded an IATA anticipated profits about $34.5 billion last year. “Increasing competition and trade, cheaper travel, and a generally healthy global economy is keeping airplanes flying near full capacity and flying more than ever”, said Boeing vice president of marketing Randy Tinseth on Tuesday. and added “Soon, we’ll be rolling out the first 737 MAX 7 test airplane – and delivering the first MAX 9 and 787-10”
Boeing anticipates the need for new aircraft on the rise and accelerates production of its 737 jetliners. The plane maker will increase output at its Seattle-area factories by another 11%, building 52 B737s each month, up from 47 today.