Boeing Commercial Airplanes shattered its single-year sales record by a wide margin in 2005, booking net orders for 1,002 aircraft (1,029 gross). Prior to 2005, Boeing's best year was 1988 when it booked 877 net orders, including McDonnell Douglas orders added retroactively. Last year's performance is even more striking in comparison to 2004, when the company sold 272 jets. The 2005 net orders comprised 569 737s, 43 747s, 15 767s, 154 777s and 235 787s--a total of 1,016 reduced by 14 717 ...

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