The aerospace giant reported it has delivered 48 Dreamliners in the first six months of 2014. Uresh Sheth, an aerospace analyst who runs the All Things 787 blog, said 14 or 15 of those were delivered in June.
“This is the greatest number of 787s delivered in any one month since December of last year, which saw 11 aircraft delivered,” Sheth wrote.
The company is working to strengthen its 787 production processes between its North Charleston and Everett, Wash., operations. Boeing South Carolina recently achieved its goal of producing three of the 10 Dreamliners built each month after struggling with production delays.
Boeing delivered 181 passenger jets overall during the second quarter, a 7% year-over-year increase. Growing demand for the Dreamliner led to the increase in commercial airplane deliveries for the aerospace giant.
Orders for the new wide-body commercial jet are also on the rise. A business jet customer ordered one 787 during the second quarter, according to Boeing’s net orders. The customer was not disclosed.
Additionally, Norwegian Air looks to expand its international services with the Dreamliner fleet. The airline plans to buy more than 20 of Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliners to be delivered after 2018, according to The Wall Street Journal. Norwegian Air also operates seven smaller 787-8s and plans to grow that fleet to 18 planes in 2018, the paper reported.
The 787-9 Dreamliners, which were recently certified by regulators, are currently assembled in Everett. Boeing plans to begin 787-9 assembly in North Charleston in the fall.