Boeing Orders in 2014 Continue to Lag 2013 Tally

Then again, 2013 was the biggest year for new plane orders in Boeing's history...

Jun 27, 2014 at 1:30PM

Boeing (NYSE:BA) released its latest report on airplane orders received -- and canceled -- through late June on Thursday. No additions to the order count have been reported in the past seven days.

To date, the aerospace giant has booked:

  • 534 "gross" orders for various flavors of its 737 regional airliner
  • seven orders for the 777 airliner
  • one 747 order
  • one 787 order

No new cancellations were reported for the week, either. As a result, Boeing's 543 gross orders placed for planes to date, minus the 54 cancellations last reported, results in a net gain of 489 planes to Boeing's order book.

Last year, Boeing booked a total of 1,531 "gross" new plane orders, which, after cancellations, resulted in a net gain of 1,355 -- the second largest number of net new orders received in a single year in company history.

Now near the half-year mark for 2014, though, the company's performance on gross and net orders both suggest that Boeing is falling short of that near-record mark achieved last year. With the year nearly 50% gone, Boeing has recorded only about 35% as many gross, and 36% as many net, plane orders in 2014 as it received in all of 2013.

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