- 737MAX started delivery, with good numbers - 747 white tails all been cleared (except one for AFO testbed) - 767/777 remain controlled reduction, while 777X in development - 787 line very well organised, shift from 788 to 789 and ready to introduce 787-10
- 737 more production focus on MAX with increasing overall number - 747/767/777 production line remain open, and prepare 777-9 first flight in 2019 - 787 further increase on production of 787-9, introduce and start batch production of -10 - possibly start the development of 757/767 replacement (wishful thinking:), I know)
Another way of summarising 2017 deliveries could be : - Altogether, Boeing is back at its 2015 production level (and even one more unit, to make the performance 'record-breaking'). - The 737 production production ramp-up (+39) offsets (in unit numbers, not in value) the 777 decline (-25). - 787 production remained at last year level.
To me, the most striking fact was the uneventful (= successful) introduction of the MAX.
I see these trends continuing this year, with a moderate overall production increase, allowing Airbus to be very close to Boeing in 2018 deliveries.
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2018 12:47:22 GMT 1 by philidor