April 24, 2013
Boeing Commercial Airplanes reports decreased first-quarter 2013 revenue
Boeing Commercial Airplanes first-quarter revenue decreased to $10.7bn on delivery mix and lower services revenue. First-quarter operating margin improved to 11.4%, reflecting the delivery mix and lower R&D, partially offset by higher period costs. During the quarter, Commercial Airplanes delivered the first 777 aircraft produced at a record production rate of 8.3-per-month and reached a four-year contract extension with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA). In April, Commercial Airplanes delivered the first 737 produced at a record production rate of 38-per-month. In April, approval was given by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airlines to begin the process of returning the 787 to service with an enhanced battery system. The company is committed to the safety of all their airplanes and has worked diligently alongside authorities to further enhance the safety of the 787. Commercial Airplanes booked 209 net orders during the quarter. Backlog remains strong with more than 4,400 airplanes valued at a record $324bn.