Boeing has released its 2010 order and delivery figures, recording net orders of 530 commercial aircraft, and 462 deliveries for the calendar year.
The company took a total of 625 orders in 2010 comprised of 508 737s, 76 777s, one 747, three 767s and 37 787s, but these numbers were offset by 95 cancellations including 30 777s and 41 787s. The 2010 result is a major improvement over 2009 when the company notched up just 263 gross and only 142 net orders.
Boeing’s deliveries of 462 airliners in 2010 was slightly below the 481 it delivered in 2009, and comprised 376 737s, 74 777s, and 12 767s.
The company is currently holding a backlog of 3443 airlines including 2186 737s, 107 747-8s, 50 767s, 253 777s and 847 787s.
The continuing strong sales performance of and healthy backlog for the 737 suggests Boeing won’t be in a hurry to re-engine or replace its single-aisle staple, but the lack of new orders for the 747-8 which is experiencing development delays must be of concern.