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Boeing 2008 airliner orders pass 400

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on May 30, 2008 at 1:19 pm with No Comments »
May 30, 2008 1:19 pm

Boeing added 30 orders to its backlog this week bringing the total of new airliner orders for the company to 408 for the year.

Those 30 new orders are for 737s to unidentified customers. Boeing also revealed that three 777 orders attributed to unidentified customers came from Air France.

Those additional orders bring the total of 737 orders this year to 291. The 787 remains in second place in the order race at Boeing with 79 orders for the year. In third is the 777 with 36 new orders.

The 747 has won two orders, while the 767 has none.

Both Boeing and its rival, Europe’s Airbus, expect to sell about 700 new airliners this year, a respectable number, but significantly down from recent years when orders for both airframers topped 1,000.

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