Boeing says it delivered 108 commercial planes in the first quarter of 2010, compared with 121 planes in the same period a year earlier. The company said 86 of its deliveries were of its 737 Next Generation.
Boeing said last month it will accelerate planned increases in production of two of its popular wide-body planes to accommodate heightened demand from airlines that had curbed orders in the last two years because of the economic crisis, Reuters says.
The improved outlook by the world’s No. 2 planemaker may represent the start of a rebound in demand for Boeing and Airbus planes as the global airline industry recovers from a downturn.