July 28, 2016
Looking back on the second quarter of 2016, Boeing has booked 152 net orders and delivered 199 airplanes, tying the highest number of airplanes delivered in a quarter.
The 787 program increased its production rate to 12-per-month, setting a new Boeing and industry standard for twin-aisle production. And the 737 MAX program rolled out its first two production airplanes.
Here’s a look back at some of the other highlights from Boeing’s second quarter in photos—and the full first half of the year in this video.
- The 737 MAX completes high-altitude testing in La Paz, Bolivia – the first international trip for the MAX flight-test program.
- Vietjet finalizes an order for 100 737 MAX 200s, in the largest-ever commercial airplane purchase in Vietnam’s history.
- In a tribute to Boeing’s centennial, Alaska Airlines takes delivery of a 737-900ER painted in a special Centennial livery.
- Iron Maiden flies into Paine Field on the band’s specially outfitted 747, known as Ed Force One.
- 767 production rate rises to 2 per month, up from 1.5, amid renewed market demand.
- The 777X Composite Wing Center, Boeing’s largest Puget Sound facility since the 1990s, has its grand opening in Everett.
- A 70th 777 goes to Air France, which was the launch customer for the 777-300ER in 2004 and the 777 Freighter in 2009.
- A United Airlines 787-9 flies the longest scheduled 787 nonstop service of any airline in the world, on a newly launched route between San Francisco and Singapore.
- The 787-10 is ready to integrate into production. Final assembly is scheduled to begin by year-end at Boeing South Carolina.
- Boeing marks its 400th 787 Dreamliner delivery – handing over the airplane to low-cost carrier Scoot.
The original blog post can be found on Randy’s Journal, a blog of thoughts and observations hosted by Randy Tinseth, vice president marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes: Second Quarter Highlights