Boeing reports delivery of 806 commercial jets in 2018

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has announced it has delivered 806 commercial jet aircraft in 2018, surpassing its previous record of 763 deliveries in 2017, the company said.

The company delivered 69 737 airplanes in December.

With a seven-year order backlog, Boeing increased production of the popular 737 in the middle of 2018 to 52 airplanes per month. Nearly half of the year´s 580 737 deliveries were from the more fuel-efficient and longer-range MAX family, including the first MAX 9 airplanes.

Deliveries of various 777, 767 and 747-8 models rounded out the total of 806 airplanes for the year. 767 deliveries include the transfer of 10 767-2C aircraft to Boeing Defense, Space & Security for the US Air Force KC-46 tanker program.

Boeing is the world´s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support.