Boeing Reports 112 Deliveries
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CHICAGO (AP) _ Boeing Co. said Tuesday it delivered 112 airplanes in the second quarter _ up two from the previous quarter and on pace to meet its lowered goal for 2002.
Amid an aviation industry slowdown since Sept. 11, the world’s largest airplane manufacturer recorded 222 deliveries in the first six months of the year, a drop of 41 from the same period a year ago.
Its European rival, Airbus, said it logged 160 deliveries over the same period.
Boeing’s deliveries for the quarter included 71 of its top-selling jet, the single-aisle 737, along with 14 of its twin-aisle 777s, 10 of the mid-sized wide-body 767s, seven 757s, five 747s and five 717s.
The company has said it expects to deliver about 380 new planes for the year, down from 527 in 2001, and only 275 to 300 next year.
Boeing shares fell 6 cents to close at $44.54 on the New York Stock Exchange.
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