Though its 737 Max program encountered hurdles in the third quarter that hindered deliveries, the Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) was able to increase 787 Dreamliner deliveries in August to hit its goal.

The manufacturing giant delivered 22 planes from its top-selling 737 line, well below its target of 38. Its widebody programs fared better during the month, with five deliveries from its 787 line, as well as five freighters from its 777 and 767 programs and three KC-46 tankers.

Lagging single-aisle deliveries, however, had been forecast by CFO Brian West, who said last week the company remains confident in its full-year and longer-term outlook. Part of the lag has come from a recently discovered production error at Wichita's Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE: SPR), which produces 70% of the 737 Max.
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