US aerospace giant Boeing has released the figures for its commercial aircraft orders and deliveries in 2022 showing a positive recovery for the singe-aisle 737 Max product line.
In total the company received orders for 561 Boeing 737 Max family aircraft including several new customers including ANA, Delta Air Lines, IAG, and Arajet.
The company has reported a production and delivery backlog of 4,578 jets.
93 widebody aircraft were delivered including 5 Boeing 747s, 33 Boeing 767s, 24 Boeing 777s and 31 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The final Boeing 747 has now been produced and will be one of the first deliveries of 2023 going to Atlas Air.
“We worked hard in 2022 to stabilize 737 production, resume 787 deliveries, launch the 777-8 Freighter and, most importantly, meet our customer commitments,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Stan Deal. “As the airline industry expands its recovery, we are seeing strong demand across our product family, particularly the highly efficient 737 MAX and the 787 Dreamliner. We will stay focused on driving stability within our operations and the supply chain as we work to deliver for our customers in 2023 and beyond.”
The figures show a positive year for the Seattle, Washington-based company which has had several years of problems with its 737 Max and 787 products causing production and delivery delays and combined with figures from other manufacturers, the aerospace sector is looking set to have delivered over 1000 aircraft in 2022, a large step up from previous years.