NW727251ADV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8467 times:
"WOW!" is an understatement. That's wonderfully tremendous. Boeing does kinda deserve this I think...and not because of my patriotism. Don't mean to bring them into the mix but I have to...I wonder what Airbus's offical order tally is for 2005? I know they received a boatload of orders for the A320 alone. It seems as though Boeing can officially be declared as #1 for new orders in 2005 but I say that loosely. Congrat Boeing!
Atnight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 600 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8271 times:
It's was a great year for Boeing, no doubt!!! The interesting thing about the orders, is that BOEING didn't need the Qantas order to pass the 1000 mark, as you can all see, they don't list Qantas, because it probably wasn't signed...
So that means that we can already say that Boeing starts strong on this new year, with 65+ orders for their 787 from Qantas... that alone is a great start!!!
Congratulations to Boeing... great company and great products!
PS: I also do congratulate Airbus, it was a record year for them too!! They lost the title of most orders for this past year, will the loose the title of biggest manufacturer (production and deliveries) in the coming years? We'll have to see when and if that happens.... until then, we have 2 winners for this past year, Boeing and Airbus records years, with Boeing in the lead of order and Airbus still ahead in deliveries.... Can't wait till this year ends and see who ends up on top!
C680 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 560 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8227 times:
1002 is a very large number indeed.
Now Boeing needs to deliver product on-time and equal to, or better than, projected performance.
The whole composite program is a high risk proposition. At least now Boeing has verified that there is a reward for taking such risks. This can only lead to good things for aviation and the traveling public in the form of lower costs, prices, and higher quality.
Lets not forget that Airbus has also had a fantastic year with the first flight of the A380, and significant orders for the A350. But right now, Boeing has momentum, and that can be a powerful force - until the pendulum starts to swing the other direction.
C680 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 560 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8207 times:
Press Release Source: Boeing Co.
Thursday January 5, 9:00 am ET
-- 1,002 net orders (1,029 gross) surpasses 877 net orders reached in
-- Record order totals posted for 737, 777 and 787 programs
-- New program launches are also key 2005 highlights
SEATTLE, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE:
BA - News) recorded 1,002 net commercial airplane orders during 2005,
setting a new Boeing record for total orders in a single year.
The 2005 total surpasses the previous Boeing record of 877 net orders
in 1988, which includes both Boeing and then-McDonnell Douglas
totals; the companies merged in 1997. Boeing posted 272 net orders
for commercial airplanes in 2004. Gross orders in 2005, which exclude
cancellations and conversions, totaled 1,029.
Three airplane programs -- the 737, 777 and 787 programs -- also
achieved individual records with net orders of 569 for 737s, 154 for
777s and 235 for 787s. Previous record totals for these programs were
438 737s in 1996, 116 777s in 2000, and 56 787s in 2004. The 747 and
767 programs also had a very successful sales year with 43 and 15 net
new orders, respectively.
Orders finalized since the Dec 20, 2005, update include 68 737, 777
and 787 airplanes for Air India, 20 737s for China Southern Airlines,
10 737s for dba (formerly Deutsche BA), 6 737s for Hainan Airlines, 5
737s for Shanghai Airlines, 4 737s for China Eastern Airlines, 5 737s
for Shenzhen Airlines, 4 737s for WestJet, 2 737s for Turkmenistan
Airlines, 8 787s for Lcal and 2 787s for Continental Airlines.
In total, more than 72 different customers ordered Boeing airplanes
in 2005, including passenger airlines, cargo carriers, leasing
companies and private customers. The 2005 totals include 28 aircraft
from customers who wish to remain unidentified as of Jan. 4, 2006.
"Clearly, 2005 was an incredible year for our customers and for
Boeing," said Alan Mulally, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and
chief executive officer. "We continued to stay focused on bringing
efficiency and value to the airlines of the world through world-class
services and airplanes that fly passengers how they want to fly --
point-to-point, nonstop, with more frequencies and more choices."
"We also solidified the transformation of our product line, and the
market validated our strategy with every order during the year," said
Mulally. "Our new portfolio of airplanes from 100 to 450 seats,
combined with our global support services, put us in a great position
for the long term."
"We look forward to 2006 and continuing to meet our commitments to
our customers," Mulally said.
Notable highlights for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in 2005:
-- Launching the 747-8 Intercontinental, 777 Freighter, 737-
900ER, and the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter -- and offering customers a larger Boeing Business Jet, the BBJ 3.
-- Achieving firm configuration on the 787 Dreamliner and
reaching several other major program milestones, including building the first
composite fuselage sections and unveiling the 787 flight deck.
-- Establishing a new world record with the 777-200LR Worldliner
for distance traveled nonstop by a commercial airplane,
demonstrating that this airplane can connect nonstop virtually any two cities in the world.
-- Producing outstanding results in Commercial Aviation Services,
which completed and delivered the first 747-400 Boeing Converted
Freighter, and won new customers for the Electronic Flight Bag, Airplane
Health Management and Maintenance Performance Toolbox. CAS also
responded to increasing customer demand for around-the-clock support by
opening its first integrated operations center.
-- Continuing efforts to dramatically improve the quality and
productivity of the Boeing production system, including completing the
sales of the Wichita/Tulsa and Arnprior operations, which are now valued
partners to Boeing and suppliers to the entire industry.
-- Delivering the final 757, marking a successful 23-year
passenger airplane program that sold more than 1,000 airplanes.
-- Deciding to conclude production of the 717 while celebrating
its legacy of introducing moving production lines to Commercial Airplanes.
Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 65 Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8094 times:
The problem for Boeing in signing these in late Dec rather than early Jan is that beating Airbus again in 2006 will be that much more challenging. I think Airbus have a real chance of winning the order count in 2006. If Boeing win it again, then we can confidently assume that Boeing will exceed Airbus in deliveries by 2009.
AKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2139 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7973 times:
Quoting Zvezda (Reply 14): The problem for Boeing in signing these in late Dec rather than early Jan is that beating Airbus again in 2006 will be that much more challenging.
Notice that the Qantas order isn't listed. Assuming they sign it in the next month or so, Boeing will have a nice start to the new year. There's always the looming SQ order, which could also happen soon.
N328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6331 posts, RR: 3 Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7919 times:
Quoting Zvezda (Reply 14): The problem for Boeing in signing these in late Dec rather than early Jan is that beating Airbus again in 2006 will be that much more challenging. I think Airbus have a real chance of winning the order count in 2006. If Boeing win it again, then we can confidently assume that Boeing will exceed Airbus in deliveries by 2009.
Boeing has some pending or potential orders that will get them started off well for 2006:
Firming QF 787s
Winning QF ULH RFP
Winning SQ RFPs
Winning SU midsize widebody RFP
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
GARPD From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2465 posts, RR: 4 Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7680 times:
Quoting Thorben (Reply 17):
You become #1, until your backlog is so big and your competition so desperate that they got more orders in 2005.
That's more childish and stupid than the comment you replied too.
Back on topic:
2005 was without a doubt a record breaking year for Aviation. 1002 orders is nothing to scoff at and will be hard to beat. I'm not all that confident 2006 will see as many orders for A or B as 2005 yielded. that sort of explosive ordering can't continue forever and anyway, there are almost no airlines left to order... lol
But, lets hope 2006 DOES yield as many if not more orders
Breiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1861 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7674 times:
Congratulations to Boeing!
Quite an impressive figure.
This return to success is to the credit of all employees who have worked very hard for it to happen.
But...who's going to build all these planes?? (just kidding)