Boeing has announced commercial aircraft deliveries last year amounted to 462 aircraft. The total slightly tops the company's latest forecast but marks a decline from 2009 results.

With both the 787-8 and 747-8F programmes announcing delays last year, Boeing's overall deliveries in 2010 fell by 19 aircraft as compared to the previous year.

Deliveries for the 737 next generation family improved by four aircraft to 376, but output for 777s declined by 14 aircraft to 74. The 767 production line delivered 12 aircraft in 2010, one fewer than in the previous year. After delivering the last eight 747-400 models in 2009, development problems with the 747-8F prevented Boeing from making any deliveries of the widebody last year. Boeing also revised the first delivery schedule for the 787-8 in 2010, delaying the entry into service with launch customer All Nippon Airways until this year.

In October, Boeing predicted deliveries of approximately 460 aircraft, generating combined revenue of $31.5 billion. The actual revenue figure will not be known until Boeing releases full-year earnings later this month.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news