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BOEING MIDSUMMER MILESTONES: 7,000 JETS, 10 BILLION PEOPLE

 BOEING MIDSUMMER MILESTONES: 7,000 JETS, 10 BILLION PEOPLE
 SEATTLE, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Just before noon today, Boeing delivered its 7,000th Boeing jetliner -- a 737 -- to Thai Airways International, Boeing (NYSE: BA) said today. The $40-million airplane departed immediately for Thailand.
 Boeing's 7,000 deliveries, with an estimated value exceeding $261 billion, are more than the combined total of all other jetliner manufacturers since the dawn of the jet age, excluding those in the Commonwealth of Independent States. The company still has about 1,500 jetliners on order valued at more than $90 billion.
 In another recent milestone, the number of passengers carried since 1958 by all Boeing jetliners exceeded the 10 billion mark, or twice the population of the world.
 With four major airplane models being built at the highest combined production rate ever, such milestones at Boeing occur frequently.
 During June, deliveries of the 737 line exceeded 2,300 and last week Boeing delivered the 200th 747-400 to All Nippon Airways of Japan. Also during June, the 737 finally overtook the Boeing 727 as the jetliner which has carried the most passengers when its total boardings reached more than 3.7 billion. That compares to the 727 which reached 3.69 billion boardings.
 Boeing 767s last month recorded 3 billion miles flown since introduction, while the Boeing 757 fleet reached two billion miles. (For perspective, the venerable 727 fleet, which began service in 1964 and which still exceeds 1,700 airplanes, has flown 32.6 billion miles in service.).
 The company has delivered 1,009 of the 707/720 series, 1,831 trijet 727s, 2,329 small-to-medium-range 737s, 924 big 747s, 466 of the 757s and 441 twinjet 767s. These include 707s, 737s and 747s built for government use but do not include Boeing jet bombers or jet refuelers. Currently more than 6,200 Boeing jetliners are still in use or are parked but in flying condition.
 Boeing began delivering jetliners in mid-1958 when Pan American World Airways accepted the first 707. Although jetliners have been Boeing's major product since its founding in 1916, the company has turned out nearly 35,000 airplanes including biplanes, piston-powered passenger airplanes, military bombers and refuelers, as well as the jetliners.
 The company forecasts an optimistic future. With its family of jetliners, covering all ranges from short to extra-long and all passenger sizes from 100 to more than 500, Boeing is well-positioned to continue as the industry leader.
 Its newest model, the wide-body, long-range, twin-engine 777 scheduled to roll from the factory in 1994, has already booked 106 orders.
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 /CONTACT: Tom Cole of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, 206-237-5445/
 (BA) CO: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group ST: Washington IN: AIR SU:


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