Airbus Pumps Out Record Number of Jets, Joins Boeing in Production Scramble
> Airbus said Monday it built 718 planes in 2017—a company record and a full 30 planes above the year before. Boeing said last week it produced 763 airliners, also a record.
> Airbus and Boeing have already struggled at times to get planes out the door because of a lack of seats, toilet doors, and even engines.
Toilet doors and jet engines, the pinnacle of modern engineering.
> Boeing and Airbus ended the year with a combined backlog of 13,129 planes, or almost nine years of production at current output levels.
I cannot imagine dealing with a backlog like that.