Boeing Completes 2012 with Record-Setting Performance

            Boeing Completes 2012 with Record-Setting Performance

- 1,203 net commercial orders is second-largest in company history

- 601 deliveries, most since 1999, fueled by production rate increases

- 737 program breaks records for orders and deliveries in a single year

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Jan. 3, 2013

SEATTLE, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Boeing (NYSE: BA) booked 1,203 net
commercial airplane orders in 2012, the second-largest number in company
history. The company also delivered 601 airplanes, the most since 1999.
Boeing's unfilled commercial airplane orders at the end of the year stood at
4,373, the most in company history.

"Our employees rose to the challenge of executing several production rate
increases in 2012—a truly remarkable performance," said Ray Conner, president
and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Increasing our deliveries by 26 percent
allowed us to put more airplanes into the hands of our customers and grow our
customer base by offering the best products and services."

The 737 program broke the record for orders for any Boeing model in a single
year, accumulating 1,124 net orders. The 737 MAX – the new engine variant of
the best-selling 737 – recorded 914 of those orders, bringing total orders to
date to 1,064. In addition, the Next-Generation 737 set a new single-year
record with 415 deliveries to customers worldwide. The 737 program also
celebrated its 10,000th order in 2012.

Boeing's leadership in the widebody market continued in 2012. The year began
with the five-continent 787 Dream Tour and ended with 11 787 deliveries in
December to seven customers. To date, 49 787s have been delivered to eight
customers.

The 777, which totaled 83 deliveries in 2012 and surpassed 1,000 since launch,
won 68 net orders. The airplane continues to win accolades from passengers,
earning three prestigious awards voted on by business travelers. With 31
deliveries in 2012, the 747-8 Intercontinental and Freighter have received
positive reviews from customers and are performing as expected in service.

"As we look ahead to 2013, we're focused on meeting our customer commitments
by increasing production rates and delivering high-quality, reliable products
and services," said Conner. "We will also transition the 787-9 into production
and flight test and work closely with customers, who contribute so much to our
success, to continue defining the 787-10X and 777X."

Orders, deliveries and unfilled orders as of Dec. 31, 2012, by program were as
follows:

Family Gross Orders Net Orders Deliveries Unfilled orders
737    1,184        1,124      415        3,074
747    7            1          31         67
767    23           22         26         68
777    75           68         83         365
787    50           -12        46         799
Total  1,339        1,203      601        4,373

Boeing Commercial Airplanes highlights in 2012 included:

  oNext-Generation 737 achieves production rate of 35 per month
  oLion Air finalizes historic order for up to 380 737s
  oBoeing Edge sets new standard for aviation services and support
  oFirst 747-8 Intercontinental delivered to VIP customer
  oBoeing's 1,000th 777 delivered to Emirates Airlines
  oFirst P-8A Poseidon production aircraft delivered to US Navy
  o787 Dreamliner wins 2012 Robert J. Collier Trophy
  oANA conducts first 787 biofuel flight
  oFirst airline 747-8 Intercontinental delivered to Lufthansa
  oBoeing rolls out first 787 built in South Carolina
  oBoeing designs Advanced Technology Winglet for 737 MAX
  oKC-46 Tanker completes preliminary design review
  o787 Dreamliner wraps up five-continent Dream Tour
  o737 surpasses 10,000 orders
  oQatar Airways 787 featured in flying display at Farnborough Airshow
  oBoeing ecoDemonstrator completes first phase of testing
  oBoeing delivers first 787 built in South Carolina to Air India
  o777 starts production at highest rate ever
  o500th 737 with Boeing Sky Interior delivered
  o787 production rate increases to five per month
  o737 MAX reaches "Firm Concept"
  o787 Dreamliners delivered to seven new customers

A detailed report of Boeing Commercial Airplanes orders and deliveries is
available on the Orders and Deliveries website.

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Contact:
Doug Alder
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Media Relations
+1-206-544-1814
doug.alder-jr@boeing.com

SOURCE Boeing

Website: http://www.boeing.com
 
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