Boeing delivers 127 commercial planes in third-quarter

The number of deliveries, which include the first 787 Dreamliner, were up slightly from the 124 reported for the year-ago quarter.

Boeing, the world's second-largest commercial airplane maker after EADS <EAD.PA> unit Airbus, gets paid for airplanes at delivery. The company is due to report third-quarter financial results on October 26.

In its weekly order book update, Boeing said it took a new order for one 777 from an unidentified customer. On Wednesday, Boeing said Ethiopian airlines had ordered four Boeing 777 Freighters, with a list value of about $1.1 billion.

Shares of Boeing, a Dow component, were up 2.8 percent at $61.63 at midday on Thursday.

(Reporting by Kyle Peterson, editing by Matthew Lewis)