April 26 (Reuters) - Boeing Co reported a 19 percent rise in quarterly profit and reaffirmed its full-year forecast for commercial airplane deliveries.
The world’s biggest maker of jetliners said it continues to expect to deliver 760-765 commercial aircraft in 2017.
Boeing earned $1.45 billion, or $2.34 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, compared with $1.22 billion, or $1.83 per share, a year earlier.
The company’s core earnings, which exclude some pension and other costs, rose to $2.01 per share from $1.74 a year earlier.
Revenue fell 7.3 percent to $20.98 billion.
Commercial aircraft deliveries fell to 169 from 176. (Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)