Boeing Delivers 100 Commercial Airplanes in Quarter

The Boeing Co. has announced that it delivered 100 commercial airplanes in the third quarter, the first time it has reached the century mark since 2002.

The total is up from 62 in the same period a year ago.

The last time the company delivered more planes in a three-month period was the second quarter of 2002, when the total of 112 reflected orders placed before the industry slowdown of 2001.

Boeing-Tulsa produces parts for Boeing products including: horizontal stabilizers, vertical fins, slats, flaps, forward trailing and leading edges for the 737 commercial jet; fixed leading-edge components and Section 44 for the 747; slats for the 757; sheet metal parts for the 737, 747, 757 and 767; slats and floor beams for the 777; spares for the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft; and B-52 bomber and KC-135 tanker spares.

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