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Boeing 2nd quarter deliveries point to slow recovery from 787 fiasco

by Vinay Bhaskara

Chicago based airframer Boeing S.A. reported a 13% rise year over year in aircraft deliveries for the second quarter of 2013, after the resumption of 787 Dreamliner deliveries in May following its grounding earlier this year pushed the total to 169 aircraft, up from 150 a year prior and 137 in the first quarter of 2013.

Boeing delivered 116 737 Next-Generation narrow-bodies versus 109 a year earlier, 16 Dreamliners (against 6 in Q1 2012), 6 747-8 quad-jets, 8 767-300s (passenger and cargo), and 23 777s.

The rise in deliveries marked a positive step in Boeing’s recovery from the grounding of its newest product line, the Boeing 787, in mid-January. Since that costly grounding, Boeing reported yet another quarterly profit, launched the largest iteration of the 787; the 787-10, with 102 orders at the Paris Air Show, and made progress towards the launch of the Boeing 777X program. The strong quarterly deliveries simply marks another step in Boeing’s road to recovery.

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