Boeing sees backlog surge, output flat

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Boeing has had a flat 2005 in output terms due to the impact of industrial action, but has seen its backlog surge by almost 65% after its record order tally.

The US airframer released details of its deliveries this week and a closer look at the figures reveals that despite a record year in order terms, it only delivered 290 aircraft last year, up from 285 in 2004. This flat output was largely due to a strike by machinists at its Seattle facilities in the third quarter of last year.

Boeing's order backlog, meanwhile, increased from almost 1,100 at the end of 2004 to 1,809 on 31 December 2005. This represents a rise of 64.9%.

Last year marked the final delivery of the 757 family line, with other types' deliveries largely unchanged on 2004 figures.

BOEING 2005 DELIVERIES, NET ORDERS AND BACKLOG

Aircraft type

Deliveries

Net orders

Backlog

 

2005

2004

2005

2004

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

717

13

12

-14

8

5

737

212

202

569

147

1133

747-400

13

15

25

10

44

747-8

0

0

18

0

18

757

2

11

0

0

0

767

10

9

15

9

30

777

40

36

154

42

288

787

0

0

235

56

291

Total

290

285

1002

272

1809

Read further details at Boeing's web site.