Boeing has won net orders for 808 aircraft and delivered 480 in 2022. The numbers come on the back of a strong December, which saw 203 net orders and 69 deliveries, the airframer reported today.
The US airframer recorded 935 gross orders last year, but including cancelations and so-called ASC 606 Adjustments, the net score ended at 808. This is up from 580 last year.
Boeing’s bestseller was the MAX, which booked 697 gross orders and 561 net during the year, including those from Delta Air Lines, IAG, and Arajet. And let’s not forget the bumper order from United in December for 100, including ten that were previously as undisclosed in the order book.
Only in December, the MAX won 149 net orders. Except for those for United, BOC Aviation bought forty, Pembroke Capital and Avolon five each, plus nine for undisclosed clients. De-booked were 24 for SMBC Aviation Capital, eight for BOC (…), three undisclosed and ten for Akasa, although the Indian airline plans to source the same number of aircraft from lessors.
Last year also saw 139 gross orders for the 787 or 114 net orders, including those from United, Lufthansa, and China Airlines. December saw the United order for 100, again with ten in the book earlier. Hawaiian Airlines and Avolon ordered two aircraft each, El Al one, while six aircraft entered the backlog for unidentified customers. Air Lease Corporation canceled two Dreamliners.
The 777 only saw orders for the new -8F full freighter. Boeing says that it has won more than fifty orders since the launch in January last year, but its net order overview shows 33. Another 45 freighter orders were recorded for 10 767-300Fs and 35 777Fs. The 767-2C won 21 orders.
During 2022, Boeing delivered 480 aircraft, two more than AirInsight’s estimate on December 31 and up from 340 in 2021. Of these, 374 were MAX and thirteen 737 P-8As. This number is up from the target of 375 mentioned during the Q3 earnings call. Also delivered: five 747-8Fs, fifteen 767-2Cs/KC-46s, eighteen 767-300ERs, three 777-ERs, 21 777Fs, nine 787-8s, ten 787-9s, and twelve 787-10s. As reported, Dreamliner deliveries only resumed in August after an eighteen-month hiatus over production quality issues.
In December, 69 aircraft left the factories, the highest of any month during 2022. Of these, 53 were MAX, one P-8A, two 767s, three 777Fs, and ten 787s. Since the ungrounding of the MAX in December 2020, 697 have been delivered, either newly built or from the huge inventory.
Boeing ended the year with a backlog of 4.578 aircraft, up from 4.415 a year earlier.
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016.
In 2022, he has gone full-time freelance. Richard has been contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He is also writing for Airliner World and Aviation News and until July 1 2023 in a part-time role with Dutch website and magazine Luchtvaartnieuws. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.