The Boeing Co. delivered 104 jetliners in the first quarter this year, the company reported Thursday.
That's four fewer than in the same quarter last year. That lower total reflects a decrease in output on the company’s 777 assembly line in Everett from seven planes a month to five planes a month. That reduction took place last summer.
The company is restoring the production pace on the 777 line after a short hiatus. The company plans to produce 8.3 777s a month by early 2013. Boeing is also increasing production on its 737 assembly line in Renton and the 747 assembly line in Everett.
The company expects to begin delivering the first examples of its new 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 this fall. Both planes have been delayed by testing and production issues.
The company delivered 87 737s, 4 767s and 13 777s in the first quarter this year. That compares with 86 737s, 3 767s and 19 777s in the same period in 2010.