(By Balachander) Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) said it booked 1,203 net commercial airplane orders last year, the second-largest number in its history.
The company also delivered 601 airplanes, the most since 1999, helped by increase in production rate.
Boeing said its unfilled commercial airplane orders at the end of the year stood at 4,373.
"Increasing our deliveries by 26 percent allowed us to put more airplanes into the hands of our customers and grow our customer base by offering the best products and services," said Ray Conner, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
To date, Boeing said 49 787s have been delivered to eight customers.
The company also said 777, which totaled 83 deliveries in 2012 and surpassed 1,000 since launch, won 68 net orders.
The 737 program accumulated 1,124 net orders, Boeing noted.
In a separate release, Boeing reported 165 deliveries in the fourth quarter.
The stock, which has been trading in the 52-week range of $66.82 to $77.83, added 0.91 percent to trade at $77.77 on Thursday.