Boeing Delivers 60 Aircraft to Middle East Carriers in 2016

10.01.2017 Aviation
Boeing Delivers 60 Aircraft to Middle East Carriers in 2016

Boeing Delivers 60 Aircraft to Middle East Carriers in 2016

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Boeing recorded strong commercial delivery numbers in 2016 and achieved several airplane program milestones. The company delivered 748 commercial airplanes.

Boeing booked 668 net orders, valued at $94.1 billion at list prices. The backlog at the end of the year stood at 5,715 unfilled commercial orders.

Airplane development programs continued to make progress in 2016. Key milestones for the year included the first flight of the 737 MAX, the opening of the 777X Composite Wing Center in Everett, Wash., and start of 787-10 final assembly in North Charleston, S.C.

Boeing delivered a total of 60 commercial aircraft to Middle Eastern carriers in 2016, as against 52 in the previous year, marking a rise of 15.3%, with Emirates heading the list having received 16 planes, the US manufacturer said.

Qatar Airways took the second position with 11 deliveries in 2016, while Flydubai received eight aircraft.

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