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Boeing Reports Decrease in First-Quarter Deliveries

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Boeing Reports Decrease in First-Quarter Deliveries

Boeing Reports Decrease in First-Quarter Deliveries
April 07
16:30 2016

MIAMI — According to data provided by Boeing, its commercial aircraft deliveries fell approximately 4.3 percent in the first quarter when compared to the same period a year ago.

Deliveries for the first quarter of 2016 stood at 176 versus 184 in 2015. The biggest share came from the 737, equivalent to 68.75% of all deliveries made.

The first Boeing 737 MAX rolls out of the 737 production line. (Credits: Boeing)

The first Boeing 737 MAX rolls out of the 737 production line. (Credits: Boeing)

Boeing also delivered 30 Boeing 787s and 23 777s. Last January, the company announced a 777 production rate cut of over 15% for the next year, fixing the new rate to 7 aircraft per month in order to close the gap bridge ahead of the forthcoming 777X.

Overview of the Boeing 777 production line at Everett. (Credits: Boeing)

Overview of the Boeing 777 production line at Everett. (Credits: Boeing)

Meanwhile, only a single 747-8 and a 767-300 were delivered. The 747 will experience a drastic cut to just six aircraft per year, mainly attributed to softness in the air cargo market. The company adjusted in March the production rate from 1.3 aircraft per month to one.

Boeing workers assemble a 747-8 jetliner. (Credits: Boeing)

Boeing workers assemble a 747-8 jetliner. (Credits: Boeing)

As of April 5th, Boeing 122 aircraft orders, with the 737 family aircraft accounting nearly the 90% of the current order book.

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