US plane-maker Boeing has announced it delivered more commercial aircraft than any other manufacturer in 2017.
It is the sixth year in a row that Boeing has bested its main rival Airbus, setting an industry record with 763 deliveries last year.
The company’s backlog grew to 912 orders for a total of 5,864 aircraft worth $135bn, reflecting healthy global demand.
Boeing reached a new high on the 737 jet-liner, raising production to 47 planes a month during the year, and began delivery of the new 737 MAX.
The ground-breaking long-range 787 Dreamliner aircraft saw continued high demand, with Boeing building at the highest ever production rate for a twin-aisle jet, leading to 136 deliveries for the year.
“The record-setting performance is a testament to our employees and supplier partners who continue to innovate new ways to design, build and deliver the most fuel-efficient airplanes to customers around the world,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Kevin McAllister.
“The strong sales activity reflects continuing strong demand for the 737 MAX family, he added. “Our planned production increases over the coming years are designed to satisfy this robust demand.”