Boeing just announced it’s year end deliveries for the year 2011. On the fast jet side, the company produced 49 F/A-18/EA-18 airframes and 15 F-15 Strike Eagles. Bringing the total to 64 airframes produced in 2011.
Boeing reached it’s highest production peak of F-15’s this year since 1999, when 35 airframes were delivered. Production of the F/A-18 airframes fell by one from last year’s peak of 50, mainly due to the Australian AF/A-18 finishing deliveries early in the third quarter.
The years 2012-2014 are expected to have a major drop in overall deliveries mainly because of a lack of exports for the F/A-18 Super Hornet and a production break in the F-15 line. Totals will pick up again in 2015, when the Saudi F-15 Deal and (potentially) other Super Hornet exports begin.