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Boeing delivers the 787th 787 Dreamliner to AerCap and China Southern

Boeing's 787th Boeing 787

Boeing has delivered the 787th 787 Dreamliner to come off the production line, marking a special milestone for the super-efficient airplane family and the fastest-selling twin-aisle jet in history.

Since its first delivery in September, 2011, the 787 family has flown nearly 300 million passengers on more than 1.5 million flights around the world, including more than 210 new nonstop routes made possible by the airplane’s superior fuel efficiency and range.

The airplane was delivered to AerCap, the world’s largest lessor and 787 customer. Sporting a special logo commemorating the production milestone, the airplane will be leased and operated by China Southern, which continues to expand its long-haul fleet of 787 Dreamliners, including 10 787-8s and eight 787-9s.

China Southern Airlines first ordered 10 787-8 Dreamliners in 2005 and further increased its capability on long-haul routes when they placed an order for 787-9s in 2016.

The 787s have enabled the airline to launch a number of non-stop global routes, connecting Guangzhou to London and Rome in Europe; Vancouver, British Columbia, in North America; and Perth, Auckland, and Christchurch in the Oceania region.

About China Southern Airlines

As China’s largest airline by fleet size, China Southern Airlines currently operates more than 800 aircraft, including Boeing 787, 777, 747 and 737s. The carrier operates more than 3,000 daily flights to 224 destinations in 40 countries and regions across the world.

About AerCap

AerCap is the global leader in aircraft leasing with, as of September 30, 2018, 1,457 owned, managed or on order aircraft in its portfolio. AerCap has one of the most attractive order books in the industry. AerCap serves approximately 200 customers in approximately 80 countries with comprehensive fleet solutions. AerCap is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (AER) and has its headquarters in Dublin with offices in Shannon, Los Angeles, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Seattle and Toulouse.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by China Southern): China Southern Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner B-1168 (msn 38797) (787th Boeing 787) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 944679.

China Southern Airlines aircraft slide show:



Boeing’s updated orders through November 30, 2018

Boeing ended November with 61 737 deliveries and solid order activity including 40 737 MAXs for Jeju Air and 3 777s for Turkish Airlines.

Orders and Deliveries

Revenue Recognition Accounting Standard ASC 606 Information

During the first quarter of 2018, Boeing adopted a new revenue recognition accounting standard (ASC 606) which, among other things, imposes additional criteria for recognizing contracted backlog with customers beyond the existence of a firm contract to deliver. In connection with the application of ASC 606, 78 orders have been removed from backlog. Apart from adding the table below and modifying the “Changes” line in the 2018 Net Orders table to reflect any ASC 606 adjustments applicable to 2018 Net Orders, this site has not been adjusted for the adoption of ASC 606, and reflects all orders for which we have a firm contractual commitment. As such, aircraft identified for a specific customer on this site may not necessarily contribute to the totals for backlog and/or other amounts included in our financial statements. The figures in the table for Total Unfilled Orders and Backlog include the orders, listed on this site, of Boeing Capital Corporation.

737 747 767 777 787 Total
Total Unfilled Orders 4,651 20 121 419 639 5,850
ASC 606 Adjustment (55) (5) (18) (78)
Backlog 4,596 20 121 414 621 5,772

Orders through November 30, 2018

737 747 767 777 787 Total
2018 Net Orders 494 14 39 34 109 690
Customers 737 747 767 777 787 Total
Air Lease Corporation 38 3 41
Air Peace 10 10
American Airlines 25 25
ANA Holdings Inc. 2 2
Aviation Capital Group 23 23
BDS Japan International Tanker 1 1
BDS USAF Tanker Program 18 18
BOC Aviation Limited 9 9
Boeing Capital Corporation 75 1 29 105
Business Jet / VIP Customer(s) 4 4
DHL 10 10
FedEx Express 11 12 23
GOL Linhas Aereas 15 15
Goshawk Aviation Limited 20 20
Hawaiian Airlines 10 10
Jackson Square Aviation 30 30
Jeju Air 40 40
Jet Airways 150 150
Lufthansa Cargo 2 2
Qantas Airways 6 6
Qatar Airways 5 5
Ryanair 25 25
Novus Aviation Capital 3 3
SkyUp Airlines 6 6
Southwest Airlines 40 40
Swiss International Air Lines 2 2
TAROM Romanian Air Transport 5 5
TUI Travel PLC 2 2
Turkish Airlines 3 25 28
Turkmenistan Airlines 3 3
UK P-8 3 3
Unidentified Customer(s) 114 1 8 123
United Airlines 13 13
UPS 14 9 23
US Navy P-8 Poseidon 10 10
UTair Aviation 30 30
Uzbekistan 1 1
Vistara 6 6
2018 Gross Orders 643 14 39 41 135 872
(including any ASC 606 adjustment)
-149 -7 -26 -182
2018 Net Orders 494 14 39 34 109 690
737 747 767 777 787 Total
As of January 2018 the Orders & Deliveries will be updated on a monthly (rather than weekly) basis.
Year to date information:
737 net orders: -24 NG and 518 MAX
777 net orders: 34 777 and 0 777X
The list of customers available on this site is not intended to represent and may not represent the total number of unique customers for a given model. Consistent with long-standing practice, Boeing does not display the names of customers who wish to remain anonymous when placing an order for a particular model aircraft. Orders from these “unidentified” customers are grouped together in one of two categories: “Unidentified Customer(s)” for commercial operators; or “Business Jet/VIP Customer(s)” for individual operators.
This chart includes both gross and net total orders for the current year. The net total includes order changes such as conversions or cancellations subtracted from the gross total orders (net year of cancel). The totals displayed in the reporting database are ‘net year of order’ totals.

Boeing launches longest-range business jet ever with BBJ 777X

Boeing Business Jets has announced it is launching the, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than half way around the world without stopping, farther than any business jet ever built.

Customers can choose between two models: the BBJ 777-8 and BBJ 777-9. The BBJ 777-8 offers the longest range of 11,645 nautical miles (21,570 km) and a spacious 3,256 sq. ft. (302.5 sq m) cabin.

The BBJ 777-9 provides an even larger cabin measuring 3,689 sq. ft. (342.7 sq m), while still offering ultra-long range of 11,000 nautical miles (20,370 km). This model opens up almost unlimited interior design options to ensure ultimate comfort for long distance travel.

To demonstrate the versatility of the airplane’s spacious cabin, BBJ unveiled interior concepts from three leading design firms: Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation, and Unique Aircraft Design. Each concept shows how the BBJ 777X can be transformed to suit the tastes of any VIP customer.

The strength of the BBJ fleet of airplanes was highlighted at the air show as Boeing announced it recently booked another order for its BBJ MAX family. The order from an unidentified customer brings total orders for the BBJ MAX to 21.

Based on Boeing’s best-selling 737 MAX airplane, the BBJ MAX offers more than three times the cabin space as most of its competitors, a lower cabin altitude, and the ability to fly 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km).

Boeing’s new 777X will be showcased live tomorrow

Boeing made this announcement on social media:

We are powering up the 777X flight test airplane. Join us LIVE on December 6 at 10 a.m. PST as we show you more behind-the-scenes action as the first airplanes come together in the factory.

Boeing updated the invitation on December 6, 2018:

Join us TODAY at 10 a.m. PST (17:00 UTC) LIVE from final assembly in Everett, Wash., where we have now switched on the power for the first 777X. Our host, Jeff Haber, will chat with Samantha Jarema, a manager on the 777X low-rate initial production line.

Tune in as we share more behind-the-scenes moments as the 777X gets closer to becoming the most efficient large twin-engine airplane in the world! Remember to leave your questions in the comments of the Facebook post or by tweeting at @BoeingAirplanes on Twitter.

When it is time, click the images below to join us live on Facebook or Twitter.

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Photo: The first Boeing 777X comes together

Boeing has brought together the major fuselage sections to form the first 777X airplane that will take to the skies in 2019.

In a major production milestone called ‘final body join,’ Boeing teams connected the airplane’s nose, mid and aft sections in the company’s factory in Everett, Wash.The jet now measures 252 feet long (77 meters) from nose to tail, making it the longest passenger jet the manufacturer has ever produced.

“The 777X is a new airplane and a new production system,” said Josh Binder, vice president and general manager of the 777X. “With the 777X, the production system was integrated into the development program sooner than any other airplane, and the team is doing a great job of hitting our milestones as expected.”

The 777X builds on the market-leading 777 and the 787 Dreamliner to offer airlines the largest and most-efficient twin-engine jet in the world. The airplane provides 12 percent lower fuel consumption and 10 percent lower operating costs than competing airplanes.

The 777X achieves the unprecedented performance through the introduction of the latest technologies such as the most fuel-efficient commercial engine ever, the GE9X, and a fourth-generation all-new composite wing design that provides lift and efficiency. With the extension of a set of folding, raked wingtips, the airplane’s wing spans 235 feet (72 meters).

By adding folding wingtips, the 777X’s wingspan has been increased to enhance the aerodynamic efficiency of the wing, reducing engine thrust and fuel use. Additionally, the folding wingtips allow the 777X to maintain airport compatibility with the existing 777 family, adding value for customers.

The first 777X introduced will be the 777-9 model, which can seat 400 to 425 passengers in a standard configuration and offer a range of 7,600 nautical miles (14,075 km). Boeing is building on the passenger-preferred interior of today’s 777 and building on 787 interior innovations to create a passenger experience like no other. Passengers will enjoy windows that are larger and located higher on the fuselage than the current 777, along with a wider cabin, new lighting and enhanced architecture.

The first 777X test airplane for static ground testing was completed in September 2018. Three additional flight test airplanes will be built after flight test #1.

The 777X first flight is scheduled for 2019. First delivery is slated for 2020.

Photo: Boeing.

Boeing statement on MAX 8 Operations Manual Bulletin

Delivered August 13, 2018, crashed into the Java Sea on October 29, 2018

Boeing issued this statement:

Boeing is providing support and technical assistance to the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee and other government authorities responsible for the investigation into Lion Air flight 610.


The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee has indicated that Lion Air flight 610 experienced erroneous input from one of its AOA (Angle of Attack) sensors. 


Whenever appropriate, Boeing, as part of its usual processes, issues bulletins or makes recommendations regarding the operation of its aircraft. 


On November 6, 2018, Boeing issued an Operations Manual Bulletin (OMB) directing operators to existing flight crew procedures to address circumstances where there is erroneous input from an AOA sensor. 


The investigation into Lion Air flight 610 is ongoing and Boeing continues to cooperate fully and provide technical assistance at the request and under the direction of government authorities investigating the accident.

Top Copyright Photo: Lion Air (PT Lion Mentari Airlines) Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 PK-LQP (msn 43000) BFI (James Helbock). Image: 944190.

Lion Air aircraft slide show:


Boeing and Flightdocs enter exclusive partnership

Boeing and Flightdocs have entered into a multi-year agreement to exclusively market and sell the Flightdocs Enterprise platform, a full-service maintenance, compliance and inventory management solution for the business and general aviation market.

The companies have also entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to integrate the Flightdocs Enterprise platform with Boeing Global Services’ portfolio of companies, products and services including Aviall, Inventory Locator Services, and Jeppesen.

“We are excited to partner with Boeing, the recognized leader in aviation worldwide,” stated Rick Heine, CEO of Flightdocs. “Together, we are working towards delivering incredible, integrated tools that will transform business and general aviation operations by offering efficiency and cost savings to operators of all brands and aircraft types across the globe.”

This partnership strengthens Boeing Global Services’ broad portfolio of products of services with Flightdocs’ industry-leading, cloud-based aviation maintenance, compliance and inventory management Software as a Service (SaaS) solution.

“Our exclusive agreement with Flightdocs will deliver end-to-end, industry-first solutions to business and general aviation operators,” said William Ampofo, Vice President, Business & General Aviation, Boeing Global Services. “We look forward to exploring future expansion of our partnership as we collaborate on innovative solutions for this market.”

Boeing and Flightdocs will exhibit at the 2018 National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) being held at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center October 16-18.

Operating as one of Boeing’s three business units, Global Services is headquartered in the Dallas area.

Flightdocs provides mission-critical cloud-based maintenance, compliance and inventory management Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to the aviation industry. The company’s solutions assist aircraft owners and operators in tracking and managing the maintenance and airworthiness of their aircraft, comply with rigorous safety rules and regulatory guidelines, reduce costs, mitigate risks and minimize asset downtime. Flightdocs’ customers include Fortune 1000 corporate flight departments, air charters, air medical providers, fractional aircraft operators, government agencies, and regional carriers. Headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida, Flightdocs has been serving the aviation industry for over 15 years.