Thursday, October 4, 2012

Boeing doubles deliveries of 787 jet

Boeing 787
Boeing said on Thursday that doubled deliveries of its 787 jets, lower fuel consumption in the third quarter to 12 units, compared with six in the second quarter.

Boeing is years behind their initial schedule of delivery of the aircraft 787, made of carbon composite, after extended delays in the development.

Altogether, the company delivered 149 aircraft in the third quarter, down from 150 in the second quarter, but up from 137 in the first quarter. Deliveries increased 17 percent from a year earlier.

Purchase orders grew strongly in the last quarter to 404 units, compared with the 36 recorded in the second quarter.

Among the big buyers, United Airlines asked for 100 Boeing 737 MAX, while Air Lease and GE Capital Aviation Services had 75 purchase orders each. The Virgin Australia Airlines ordered 23 units.

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