Boeing’s Order Book Tops the 1,000 Mark

GECAS 737-MAX8 Renderings

With 266 Boeing customers ordering 12,100 737 units since the plane’s introduction, Boeing’s single-aisle airliner is the best-selling commercial airplane in history. Perversely, that’s posing something of a problem for Boeing. Hoping to keep up with demand for the 737, Boeing confirmed this month that it will once again increase the rate at which it […]

Boeing to Boost 737 Production Rate to 52 per Month in 2018

Boeing announced today that it will increase production on the 737 program to 52 airplanes per month in 2018 in response to strong market demand from customers worldwide. Once the increase is implemented, the 737 program is expected to build more than 620 airplanes per year, the highest rate ever for the world’s best-selling commercial […]

Boeing to boost production of 737 jetliners to 52 a month by 2018

Boeing Co appears increasingly likely to boost production of its top-selling 737 jetliners to 52 a month starting in 2018 after the head of its commercial airplanes business spoke about that possibility on Tuesday. “Our focus today would be around a 52-a-month rate in (737 production) somewhere in that 2018 time frame,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes […]

Airbus’ A320neo two years ahead of Boeing’s 737 Max

Airbus’ first A320neo is expected to fly this month, about two years ahead of Boeing’s 737 Max. The first of the new re-engined Airbus narrow body aircraft will begin a complex flight test program that will eventually engage six A320neos for a year, according to a story in the Australian Business Traveler. The first of […]

Boeing Best Sellers That Keep Creating History

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has more than 12,000 commercial planes in service carrying passengers and cargo. Its strong product portfolio includes the 737 family, 747 jumbo jet, the 747-8 family, 767 models, the 777, and the 787 Dreamliner. Here’s the lowdown on Boeing’s top two aircraft that played a huge role in making the company what […]

Boeing responds to backlog, likely to boost 737 production rate this fall

Expect Boeing to boost production of the 737 jetliner even more this fall. Comments from Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith Thursday morning indicate Boeing is planning to ramp up production of the popular plane. Smith, who was presenting at the Jefferies 2014 Industrials Conference in New York, said in his remarks that “very strong demand” […]

Boeing’s densely packed 737 version – Which Airlines would be Interested?

As airlines try to pack more passengers into their planes, ordinary travelers are feeling the squeeze. Now, Boeing is releasing an even more densely packed version of its most popular plane, the Boeing 737. I’ll examine why Boeing is launching this model, what it means for airlines, and how soon you could be flying in […]