Boeing Adds Dozens of New 777, 787 Orders to Its Book

Boeing released its latest report on airplane orders received -- and canceled -- through mid-November on Thursday. Boeing's order book increased by a net of 80 new planes over the past week.

To date, the aerospace giant has booked:

  • 941 "gross" orders for various flavors of its 737 regional airliner
  • 165 orders for the 787 Dreamliner
  • 96 for the 777 airliner
  • and 10 747 orders.

After subtracting 161 orders for single-aisle 737s lost to cancellation so far this year, and eight 777s, five 747s, and the single 787 order also canceled, that left Boeing with 1,037 net orders booked to date, up from 957 last week.

Boeing pointed out that its latest tally shows 84 new orders since its last update, including:

  • one additional 737 configured as a "business jet / VIP customer" aircraft
  • seven more 737s for unidentified customer(s)
  • 26 777s and 30 787s ordered by Etihad Airways
  • 20 777s ordered by Lufthansa German Airlines

Also, four of the year's cancellations -- all for 737s -- occurred in the last seven days.

In the update page on its website, Boeing did not provide details on how the flurry of 777X orders, taken at Sunday's Dubai Airshow, relates to its most recent order book update. On Sunday, the company announced 259 "orders and order commitments" for its planned 777X airliner -- far more than the 46-plane rise in the 777 category reflected in the website posting.


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