"We have a chance to make some real money," said Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney. "Volume is your friend when you're trying to make money. We have big fixed costs, we have record deliveries the industry has never seen. For a company that delivers as many airplanes as we delivered last year, and prospectively we'll deliver this year, volume is your friend."
Boeing's current backlog stands at 5,080 airplanes—an all-time high.