Hours later than usual, Boeing (NYSE:BA) released its latest report on airplane order bookings through mid-December on Thursday afternoon. The most eagerly awaited development -- confirmation of the firm order for more than five dozen Boeing 737 MAX airplanes announced by Air Canada last night -- was nowhere to be seen, despite Boeing's saying that it intended to add these planes to the tally as soon as the order was "finalized."
What did show up, however, was a flight of 18 new Boeing 787 "Dreamliners" ordered by British Airways. Counting those, the aerospace giant has now booked in 2013:
- 958 "gross" orders for various flavors of its 737 regional airliner
- 183 orders for the 787 Dreamliner
- 96 for the 777 airliner
- 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, Boeing is left with 1,072 net orders booked to date.
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