Boeing Announces $6.3 Billion Jetliner Order
Newsflash from Farnborough
Ron Woodard, President of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, today announced receipt of firm new orders for 68 Boeing airplanes. The orders are from 7 customers.
The $6.3 billion announcement came before a jam-packed crowd of reporters and was apparently such big news the floor in the conference room literally gave way. After the floor dropped, the room had to be cleared, delaying the Airbus Industrie press conference until tomorrow morning. As usual, Boeing's press conference upstaged the European competition with dramatic numbers and an unchoreographed event.
Boeing's new order breakdown is:
Today's order announcement brings the 1996 orderbook to-date to 405 aircraft, including 222 737s, 61 747s, 35 757s, 31 767s and 51 777s.
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