November 24, 2014

Boeing smashes year-old sales record

SEATTLE — Boeing posted year-end data Tuesday showing it busted through all previous production and sales records in 2014.

The Chicago-based airplane giant delivered 723 commercial airliners to customers. That’s 75 more than last year’s record high.

The increase is due largely to the ramp-up in production of the 787 Dreamliner in Everett and Charleston, S.C., as well as faster-than-ever production of the 737 single-aisle domestic jet in Renton.

Boeing delivered 114 Dreamliners in the year, four more than its target.

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