Boeing Announces Orders For 85 Planes Worth $13 Billion
FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) - Boeing opened the Farnborough Airshow announcing orders for 85 planes worth about $13 billion at list prices.
Dubai-based Emirates ordered 30 777s worth $9.1 billion. Eighteen of those orders had been previously announced to an unidentified customer, so the value of the new orders is $3.6 billion.
GE Capital Aviation Services ordered 40 Boeing 737s worth $3 billion.
Norwegian Air Shuttle signed an agreement for 15 737s worth about $1 billion.
Boeing rival Airbus had orders on the first day of the air show for 31 planes worth $6.1 billion.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Jim Albaugh says the jetliner market is coming back faster than expected. He told KOMO Radio in Seattle Boeing will have more orders to announce this week.
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