Boeing reports record aircraft deliveries in 2015

Boeing saw deliveries of airliners rise by 39 to a record 762 in 2015.

The US manufacturer recorded 768 net orders, valued at $112.4 billion at current list prices.

Boeing held 5,795 unfilled orders from customers worldwide at the end of the 12 months, ahead of its centennial year.

Five airlines received their first 787 Dreamliners, including Oman Air, Scoot, American Airlines, KLM and Vietnam Airlines. The first new generation 737 MAX rolled out of the factory in December.

Worldwide demand for air travel has continued to be robust, according to Randy Tinseth, marketing vice president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

He said: “Global passenger traffic in most key regions is increasing.

“Our customers continue to perform well in the marketplace and we’ll continue to support them with the industry’s best products and services.”

President and chief executive, Ray Conner, said: “Our team did a fantastic job achieving higher deliveries and getting our products to our customers as quickly and efficiently as possible. This will continue to be our focus.

“We had a solid year of orders in 2015, maintaining a strong, balanced backlog that will help ensure a steady stream of deliveries for years to come.

“Our newest development products are on schedule and poised to provide world-class value to our customers.”

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