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US aerospace giant Boeing Wednesday reported higher quarterly profits and forecast another increase in commercial plane deliveries in 2015 thanks to strong demand from airlines. The strong earnings came on the heels of a Boeing announcement in December that it delivered a record 723 jets, surpassing a previous record of 648, on rising demand from newer airlines in emerging markets and more seasoned companies replacing their fleets. Boeing projects commercial deliveries will rise to 750-755 in 2015. Boeing has invested heavily in the 787 "Dreamliner" and other models that employ light-weight components that demand less fuel.