Boeing says 3Q commercial plane deliveries rose to 124, including 100 737sBy AP
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Boeing delivered 124 commercial planes in 3Q
CHICAGO — Boeing Co. said on Thursday that it delivered 124 commercial airplanes during the third quarter, almost 10 percent more than last year.
Boeing has delivered 346 commercial planes so far this year.
The deliveries for the third quarter included 100 of its 737s. It makes more of those workhorse planes than any other model. It also delivered three of its 767s, and 21 777s.
Orders for Boeing commercial jets suffered last year during the recession. Now it’s planning on a recovery and has announced plans to increase production of the 737.
Boeing also said on Thursday that China’s state-owned Xiamen Airlines ordered 10 737s. Boeing said it had booked orders for 40 737s from unidentified customers as well.
On the defense side, Boeing delivered two new Apache attack helicopters, and five new Chinook transport helicopters. It also delivered three new F-15 fighters and 15 new planes in the F-18 attack jet family.
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