A Look Back at Boeing’s 2022…

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LONDONAlongside Airbus’ announced results, Boeing achieved 480 deliveries in 2022, which represents a staggering recovery from their problems.

Despite all of the problems that Boeing has experienced with the MAX, 777X, and 787 programs, Boeing has done a significant job in countering those losses on the orders and deliveries front.

Without further ado, let’s get into Boeing’s orders and deliveries…

Boeing Deliveries…

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Boeing released its 4Q22 delivery numbers, which have been broken down as follows:

  • 737 Family: 110 deliveries.
  • 747 Family; 2 deliveries.
  • 767 Family: 12 deliveries.
  • 777 Family: 6 deliveries.
  • 787 Family: 22 deliveries.

With that list in mind, it means that Boeing delivered 152 aircraft in that quarter, bringing its yearly total to 480 aircraft, of which you can see the breakdown below;

  • 737 Family: 387 deliveries.
  • 747 Family: 5 deliveries.
  • 767 Family: 33 deliveries.
  • 777 Family; 24 deliveries.
  • 787 Family: 31 deliveries.

Order Backlog Remains Strong…

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The order backlog for Boeing remains strong, with around 4,578 aircraft in the backlog still awaiting delivery to customers, based on data from 31/12/22.

This is broken down as:

  • 737 Family: 3,653 aircraft.
  • 747 Family: 1 aircraft.
  • 767 Family: 106 aircraft.
  • 777 Family: 313 aircraft.
  • 787 Family: 505 aircraft.

With Boeing also securing some significant orders across the year, such as at the Farnborough Air Show and in its own backyard with United Airlines, the backlog will no doubt begin to creep up again.

Boeing In Comparison to Airbus…

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It remains clear that based on the numbers released from both sides today, Airbus has come out on top in terms of deliveries.

Airbus achieved 661 deliveries in 2022, with its order backlog at a staggering 7,239 aircraft, which is 2,661 aircraft more than its American counterpart.

As mentioned above, Boeing can definitely walk away from 2022 with its head held high, especially on the delivery front.

To recover to such a figure within a certain period of time when 787 Deliveries were on hold, as well as the continued battle over the MAX, is something to be in awe of.

The order backlog is nothing for Boeing to worry about at this stage, especially from the perspective that it is ramping up its sales momentum.

As we approach the Paris Air Show, Boeing will be wanting to steal the show with blockbuster orders, just like how it did in Farnborough in July last year.


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It remains clear that Boeing still has a lot of work to do but is making significant efforts to recover their position in the market.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on the American planemaker to see what else they may have on their sleeve, especially after the huge order from United Airlines a little while ago.

But for now, Boeing will be wanting to focus on their aircraft programs, as well as ramping up production, as well as getting a few more steps closer to certification of the 777X program.

Boeing is definitely in a position to recover strongly as long as nothing else decides to hit the pan.

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