More evidence of an increasingly robust single-aisle commercial airplane market surfaced today in Boeing’s third-quarter delivery report, which shows that 737 deliveries accelerated from 181 during the first two quarters to a total of 281 by September 30.
Boeing reported deliveries of 124 commercial airplanes during this year’s third quarter and a total of 346 through September 30. The figures include 100 deliveries of 737NG-series jets, 21 Boeing 777s and three 767s. All told, commercial airplane deliveries rose by 11 airplanes compared with the first three quarters of last year.
The 100 deliveries of 737s account for an 11-percent increase over last year’s third-quarter total of 90. Meanwhile, deliveries of 777s also accelerated, from 35 during the first two quarters to 56 by September 30. However, last year, by the same date 777 deliveries stood at 63. At 21 deliveries, this year’s third-quarter 777 figure represents a modest increase over the third-quarter 2009 total of 19.
Finally, 767 deliveries fell by one airplane, from four to three, during the third quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, resulting in a 2010 year-to-date total of nine airplanes, compared with 10 last year.