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Boeing delivers record 648 commercial aircraft in 2013

Published on Jan 7, 2014 1:32 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - Boeing said Monday it ended 2013 setting company records for deliveries and unfilled orders for commercial aircraft as it ramps up production to meet demand.

Boeing said it delivered 648 commercial airplanes last year, an increase of 7.8 per cent from 2012. Its backlog of orders stood at 5,080, a new high in the Chicago-based company's history.

After booking a record 1,531 gross commercial orders, Boeing ended the year with 1,355 net commercial orders, the second-largest in its history.

"With solid execution on our numerous production rate increases, the Boeing team performed extremely well in 2013," Ray Conner, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive, said in a statement.

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