Boeing's third-quarter deliveries fall 5.5 percent

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A view of one of two Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner during a media tour of the aircraft ahead of the Singapore Airshow in Singapore February 12, 2012. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Boeing Co said it delivered 188 commercial aircraft in the third quarter, down 5.5 percent from the same period a year earlier, mainly due to a fall in 777 and 787 deliveries.

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The world's biggest planemaker reported deliveries of 22 777s, down from 27 in the third quarter of 2015. Deliveries of 787s slipped to 36 from 37.

(Reporting by Shashwat Awasthi in Bengaluru; Editing by Ted Kerr)