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Boeing deliveries slip


Boeing deliveries slip


Boeing has revealed it delivered 462 planes last year.

That is less that the previous year’s 481 deliveries when it was catching up after a strike by Boeing engineers in 2008.

It handed over 116 commercial aircraft in the fourth quarter, down from 122 a year earlier

The delivery figures are important because that is when the planemaker gets paid.

Boeing said it had booked 530 net orders last year as the global economy recovered from a downturn.

In 2009 it reported only 142 net orders as its customers, the airlines, struggled.

The company said its order backlog for its 737, 777, 747, 767 and 787 models amounted to 3,443 planes at the end of 2010.

Boeing promised to provide a forecast of 2011 commercial plane deliveries when it releases year-end earnings on 26 January.

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