A Boeing 737 MAX airplane lands after a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 29, 2020.
Karen Ducey | Reuters
Boeing reported its first quarterly profit in almost two years on Wednesday, boosted by a surge in deliveries of commercial jetliners as airlines began recovering from a pandemic slump and sales rose in other divisions.
The manufacturer snapped six consecutive quarters of losses, swinging to a profit of $567 million for the second quarter from a net loss of $2.96 billion a year earlier as air travel was plunging early in the pandemic.
Boeing’s revenue rose 44% to nearly $17 billion from $11.8 billion a year ago, beating analyst estimates of $16.54…