Boeing expects to deliver 460-470 planes this year: newspaper

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US aerospace giant Boeing expects to deliver between 460 and 470 planes this year, a German newspaper cited chief executive officer Jim McNerney saying in an interview to appear Sunday.

The figure in the Die Welt am Sonntag newspaper, which quoted McNerney indirectly, is slightly more optimistic than the 460 to 465 deliveries Boeing announced in April when it presented its first quarter results.

The paper said that since the beginning of this year, Boeing had delivered 222 planes and taken orders for 177.

Asian and Middle Eastern companies put in most of the orders but McNerney said that "in the United States also airlines are recovering and we are seeing new orders," the paper said.

© 2010 AFP

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