– Market-Leading 777 Wins Most Orders Ever In A Single Year
– 737 MA Orders & Commitments Now Top 1,000 Since Launch
– Orders From Emirates & Southwest Airlines Set New Records

Seattle, WA | January 5, 2012/PRNewswire/– Boeing (NYSE: BA) booked 805 net commercial airplane orders in 2011, fueled by a late flurry of record-breaking deals. The company also delivered 477 airplanes, ending the year with a strong backlog of 3,771 unfilled commercial orders.

“This past year was one of the most exciting and important years in Boeing’s history,” said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “By placing record orders, our customers showed their confidence in our products and the quality of work performed by our employees. Our goal in 2012 is to ensure that 787 production is stable and reliable, while maintaining focus on execution as we deliver an increasing number of airplanes across all our programs.”

The 777 once again led Boeing’s twin-aisle programs by setting a new record for orders in a single year at 200, solidifying the company’s lead in the widebody segment of the market. Meanwhile, the launch of the 737 MAX spurred historic deals that resulted in more than 1,000 orders and commitments to date from 15 customers.

“The 737 MAX, with its unmatched efficiency, will be a key part of our customers’ future fleet needs. As our current commitments become firm orders and we add even more customers, I have no doubt that 2012 will be the ‘Year of the 737 MAX’,” said Albaugh.

Orders, deliveries and backlog at the end of 2011 by program were as follows:

Gross Orders Net Orders Deliveries Unfilled Orders
737 625 551 372 2,365
747 7 -1 9 97
767 42 42 20 72
777 202 200 73 380
787 45 13 3 857
Total 921 805 477 3,771

On top of a strong backlog, the growing demand for Boeing airplanes is driving production rate increases across most of our airplane programs over the next two years. Most notably, 737 will increase production to 38 airplanes per month (35 per month rate begins this month), 777 to 8.3 airplanes per month (currently at 7 per month), and 787 to 10 airplanes per month (currently at 2.5 per month).

Boeing Commercial Airplanes highlights in 2011 included:
First delivery of the 787 Dreamliner
First delivery of the 747-8 Freighter
Premiere and first flight of the 747-8 Intercontinental
Launch of the 737 MAX
– Certification of three new airplanes in one year (787, 747-8 Freighter, 747-8 Intercontinental)
U.S. Air Force award of $35 billion tanker contract; 767 line in Everett established as home of the KC-46A
– Record-setting 200 net orders for 777 program
– Record orders for Boeing airplanes by dollar value set twice in one year (Emirates order for 777s followed by Southwest Airlines’ order for the 737 MAX and Next-Generation 737)
Landmark agreement between Boeing and International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers on four-year contract extension
Renton selected as future home of 737 MAX
7,000th delivery for 737 program
1,000th delivery for 767 program
1,000th 777 starts production
First South Carolina-built 787 starts production
787 Dreamliner kicks off six-month global Dream Tour
– 787 Dreamliner sets world records for distance and speed during an endurance flight around the world
China Services Center opened in Beijing
50th order for the 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter

A detailed report of Boeing Commercial Airplanes orders and deliveries is available on the Orders and Deliveries website.

-Norwegian Air Shuttle To Operate Next-Generation 737-800

Seattle, WA | December 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/– Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) popular passenger-inspired 737 Boeing Sky Interior marked its 200th milestone with yesterday’s delivery to Scandinavian customer, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA.

“The superior passenger experience of this exciting new interior has been well received by our customers and the traveling public,” said Beverly Wyse, 737 vice president and general manager. “Airlines, like Norwegian Air Shuttle, tell us that they draw value from the many practical improvements we have made in the new design.”

Since the first 737 Boeing Sky Interior was delivered in October 2010, 65 airlines and leasing companies have ordered the new interior. Norwegian Air Shuttle was one of the launch customers and the first airline in Europe to introduce the innovative Boeing Sky Interior to its passengers. Yesterday’s delivery is the airline’s 18th Next-Generation 737-800 with the new interior, making it the largest operating fleet.

“We couldn’t be more pleased about being part of this important milestone for the 737,” said Bjorn Kjos, chief executive officer of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA. “With its continuous innovations and best product offerings, the Next-Generation 737 not only benefits Norwegian with its unmatched operating costs, but it also offers more comfort to our customers with the unmatched Boeing Sky Interior and benefits the community at large because of its environmental performance.”

Norwegian Air Shuttle, based in Oslo, is the third largest low-fare airline in Europe and the second largest airline in Scandinavia. Norwegian operates 48 Next-Generation 737-800s in its fleet.

Drawing from years of research, the 737 Boeing Sky Interior features new modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals that draw passengers’ eyes to the airplane’s windows. LED (light emitting diode) lighting allows the airline to put any color into the cabin.
The new design offers larger pivoting overhead stowage bins that add to the openness of the cabin. The bins give more passengers room to store a carry-on roll-aboard near their own seat, adding both extra convenience and extra legroom.

Other features that passengers appreciate are an intuitive placement of switches and call buttons. Boeing redesigned reading-light switches so passengers can find them more easily and avoid accidentally pressing the flight-attendant call button.

Approximately 85 percent of Boeing’s backlog of more than 2,300 Next-Generation 737s will be delivered with the Boeing Sky Interior. Customers of the 737 MAX also will benefit from the Boeing Sky Interior.

– Boeing Delivers Milestone Airplane To Middle East Low-Cost Carrier flydubai
– Popular Single-Aisle Is The Best-Selling Commercial Airliner Family In History

Seattle, WA | December 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/– Today Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered the 7,000th 737 to come off the production line to Dubai-based flydubai. The airplane is flydubai’s 14th Next-Generation 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior. The Boeing 737 is the best-selling commercial jetliner of all time with total orders exceeding 9,300 airplanes, including orders for the new 737 MAX.

“It is incredible to be delivering our 7,000th 737. We thank flydubai and all our customers who have made the 737 the world’s most popular jet airliner,” said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager of the 737 program. “This success is due to the years of expertise that thousands of employees continue to build into every Boeing 737 used in private, government and commercial service.”

In November 2010, flydubai had the distinction to be the first airline in the world to offer passengers an enhanced onboard experience with the brand new Boeing Sky Interior. Today’s delivery will be the 21st in flydubai’s fleet and the airline has an additional 30 737-800s on order.

“We are proud to be a part of this important milestone for the 737,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, flydubai. “With its continuous innovations, the Next-Generation 737 brings the right combination of operational and environmental performance to address the requirements of our markets.” Ghaith adds, “The Next-Generation 737 is a major cornerstone to flydubai’s modern, fuel-efficient and economical portfolio of commercial jets.”

The 737 is the most produced large commercial jet airliner in history and continues to hit the record books as the program produces airplanes at record rates. The gap between each record delivery is shrinking. It took Boeing 4 years 8 months between the 4,000th and 5,000th, while the gap between the 5,000th and 6,000th delivery was 3 years and 2 months. The 7,000th delivery is just 2 years and 8 months after the 6,000th. With 737 production rates increasing incrementally to a record 42 airplanes a month in the first half of 2014 the gap will continue to close.

The 737 MAX is the new-engine variant of the world’s best-selling airplane and builds on the strengths of today’s Next-Generation 737. Powered by the new CFM International LEAP-1B engines, the 737 MAX reduces fuel burn and CO2 emissions by an additional 10-12 percent over today’s most fuel-efficient single-aisle airplane, the Next-Generation 737. It will have the lowest operating costs per seat in the single-aisle segment with a 7 percent advantage over tomorrow’s competition.

To date, Boeing has received orders and commitments for more than 900 airplanes from 13 customers for the 737 MAX, while the Next-Generation 737 family has won orders for more than 6,200 airplanes with a backlog exceeding 2,300 airplanes.

With more than 5,400 airplanes in service, the 737 represents more than a quarter of the total worldwide fleet of large commercial jets flying today. More than 358 airlines in 114 countries fly 737s.

Seattle, WA | December 13, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and BOC Aviation today celebrated the delivery of the leasing company’s 50th Next-Generation 737, a 737-800.
“We are pleased to take delivery of our 50th Next-Generation 737 aircraft directly ordered from Boeing,” said Mr. Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation. “We have committed to acquire 100 of this popular aircraft type, including commitments we have made to support our customers under purchase and leaseback transactions, since our company was established 18 years ago. Boeing has been and will continue to be a key supplier and partner to BOC Aviation.”

BOC Aviation is the leading Asia-based aircraft leasing company. The company has ordered 74 Boeing aircraft and acquired another 65 Boeing aircraft on purchase and leaseback transactions from airlines around the world.

“We congratulate BOC Aviation on taking delivery of their 50th Next-Generation 737,” said John Wojick, vice president of Asia Pacific Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With the 737-800, BOC Aviation is providing its customers with a progressive airplane that is known not only for its reliability and economical performance, but also for its flexibility to serve a wide range of markets.”

The single-aisle Boeing 737-800 can seat between 162 to 189 passengers. It can fly 260 nautical miles farther and consume 7 percent less fuel while carrying 12 more passengers than the competition.

BOC Aviation is leasing the Boeing 737-800 to WestJet, Canada’s leading high-value, low-fare airline offering scheduled service to 70 destinations in Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean, with its fleet of 91 Boeing Next- Generation 737-series aircraft.

Boeing & Biman Bangladesh Airlines Partner With SpaandanB For Humanitarian Aid Flight

Everett, WA | November 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ second 777-300ER (extended range) as part of the airlines’ fleet replacement and modernization program.

Boeing and Bangladesh’s flag carrier partnered with SpaandanB, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to bettering the lives of the less advantaged in Bangladesh, to load 8,500 pounds of relief items such as clothes and school supplies onto the airplane for the delivery flight. SpaandanB will deliver the aid to areas in Bangladesh affected by harsh winter conditions.

“We are honored to play an important role for the well-being of our citizens,” said Air Marshal Jamal Uddin Ahmed (Retd.), chairman of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. “Providing timely supplies ahead of the upcoming winter season will affect the lives of many in the region.”
The Bangladesh community across the U.S. including many Bangladeshi employees at Boeing helped to initiate this humanitarian effort. The effort was led by Syed M. Hussain, a 787 engineer at Boeing, who is scheduled to travel with the goods from Everett to Dhaka. Along with Hussain, many employees have volunteered countless hours to make this humanitarian delivery possible.

“We are very proud to see that our hard work here will benefit the unfortunate people of Bangladesh back home,” said Hussain. “I look forward to helping deliver the relief goods to those in need on behalf of Boeing.”

Biman Bangladesh received its first 777-300ER less than a month ago and plans to operate the airplanes on new long-haul routes.

EVERETT, Wash.| Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and ANA will celebrate delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner on Sept. 26 in Everett, Wash., after contractual delivery occurs on Sept. 25. Events throughout the day on Sept. 26 will commemorate delivery of this game changing airplane to its launch customer.

“The airplane is ready. ANA is ready. And, Boeing is ready,” said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This airplane begins a new chapter in aviation history.”

ANA’s airplane will arrive in Tokyo on Sept. 28, following a Sept. 27 departure from Everett, Wash., and will be greeted by ANA employees, media and Japanese partners. Details of events in Everett and Tokyo will be provided in the weeks ahead. Many of the events will be webcast live, allowing people around the world to participate in the celebration.

Shinichiro Ito, president and CEO of ANA Group, said, “As launch customer, we are delighted to be taking delivery of our first 787 Dreamliner. This aircraft will enable us to offer new standards of service and comfort to our passengers and will play an important role in our international expansion strategy as we seek to become Asia’s number one airline.”

ANA launched the 787 program with a record-setting order of 50 airplanes in April 2004. The airline has played a key role in guiding the design of the Dreamliner.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an all-new commercial jetliner that brings new efficiencies to airlines and delivers superior comfort to passengers. The airplane features the industry’s largest windows, a lower cabin altitude and cleaner air. These features combine to allow passengers to arrive at their destinations more refreshed.