The Boeing Company today announced fourth quarter deliveries across its major commercial, military and space operations.
The company delivered 144 commercial jet transports in the fourth quarter of 2001 bringing the total for the year to 527 airplanes, 5 more than the latest revised estimate of 522 following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Deliveries for military and space operations were not affected by the Sept. 11 events.
Boeing's fourth quarter major program deliveries, including deliveries under operating lease (which are identified by parenthesis), were as follows:
|Major Programs|| 4th Quarter
|Commercial Airplanes Programs|
|737 Next Generation||85*||(2)||299*||(5)|
|Space and Communications Programs|
* Includes one inter-company C-40 aircraft for 4Q 2001 and two for the full year
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