The Aviation Blog

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.

737

  • The 737 MAX completes high-altitude testing in La Paz, Bolivia – the first international trip for the MAX flight-test program.
image/photo
MAX #2 in La Paz, Bolivia. Ruben Cuellar photo.

 

 

  • 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.
image/photo
A flying salute to Boeing’s Centennial from Alaska Airlines. Tim McGuire photo.

 

747/767

  • Iron Maiden flies into Paine Field on the band’s specially outfitted 747, known as Ed Force One.
image/photo
Ed Force One arrives in Everett.

 

  • 767 production rate rises to 2 per month, up from 1.5, amid renewed market demand.

 

777

  • The 777X Composite Wing Center, Boeing’s largest Puget Sound facility since the 1990s, has its grand opening in Everett.
image/photo
The giant 777X autoclave inside our Composite Wing Center 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.

 

787

  • 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.
image/photo
First 787 flight between SFO and SIN.

 

  • 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

 

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Facebook0Share on Google+0Share on LinkedIn0
Author :
Print

Comments

  1. Hammerson is an FTSE 100 proprietor, manager and developer of retail destinations in Europe. Our portfolio of the retail property has a cost of around £10 billion and consists of 23 high buying centres, 18 handy retail parks and investments in 19 premium outlet villages, via our partnership with value Retail and the thru shops joint mission mycourseworkhelp.co.uk. Key investments consist of Bullring, Birmingham, Bicester Village, Oxfordshire, Dundrum city Centre, Dublin and Les Terrasses du Port, Marseille.

Leave a Reply