Here comes September with a solid performance. As Boeing reaches deeper into backlog it will definitely need more orders before years end. There are a multiple sources of customers pondering 787 orders which may spill into 2017 before an impact is felt. Qatar and Emirates are to name a few.
Third Quarter 2016 snapshot orders and deliveries.
Production remains at 12 a month over ninety days supporting Boeing's guidance for 2016.
Fig. 4 787-9 has taken over the YoY 787 production pace.
Fig 5. Production efficiency shows low WIP backlog and high delivery pace.