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Boeing sees mixed deliveries in first half of 2016

Boeing delivered one fewer 737 in the second quarter and the first half of 2016, the airplane manufacturer reported Thursday.
Boeing delivered one fewer 737 in the second quarter and the first half of 2016, the airplane manufacturer reported Thursday. AP

Boeing on Thursday reported mixed commercial airplane deliveries for the second quarter of 2016 and the year.

Its aircraft tally for the three-month quarter ended June 30 — 199 compared with 197 in the same period last year — was led by higher deliveries of the 777 and 787. Boeing delivered 28 777s and 38 787s in the second quarter of 2016. That compares with 26 and 34 deliveries, respectively, in the same quarter a year ago.

Deliveries of its most popular airplane, the 737, slipped in the quarter by one: 127 compared with 128 in the second quarter of 2015.

For the first six months of the year, deliveries of Boeing airplanes slipped by six: 375 in 2016 compared with 381 in 2015.

Deliveries were led lower by the 747, 767 and 737.

Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita manufactures parts of all Boeing airplanes, including 70 percent of the 737.

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