The company repurchased $9.2bn in stock last year, continuing its shareholder value program.
Boeing continues to transition from the 737NG to the 737 MAX and the 787-10, now certified, will see deliveries begin rather than airplanes going to inventory. These events contribute to the forecast higher deliveries this year compared with the 763 last year. The 777 program is in transition from the Classic to the X models, lowering deliveries. The production rate for the 737 increases this year from 47 to 52/mo.