The first quarter of 2015 for Boeing Commercial Airplanes saw a 14 percent increase in commercial airplane deliveries compared to the first quarter of 2014. Airplane Programs delivered 184 airplanes including the first 787-9 Dreamliner assembled at Boeing South Carolina.
Boeing was also named Eco-Company of the Year by the trade publication Air Transport World for its “ever-more fuel- and emissions-efficient airplanes,” its global effort to develop sustainable aviation biofuel and the ecoDemonstrator Program, which tests new technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions and noise.
The new 777X completed successful high-speed wind-tunnel testing and the 777 was named Best Aircraft Type by readers of Business Traveler magazine.
On the 737 program, production began on an automated wing panel assembly line as the final parts were loaded into a panel assembly line (PAL) machine.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Air Force announced it intends to order up to three 747-8s to update the presidential fleet.