Boeing takes order for eight 777s

By Reuters
Posted Nov. 4, 2010 at 2:56 p.m.

Boeing Co. said on Thursday it took a new order for eight 777s, potentially worth $2.7 billion, from BOC Aviation in the week ended Nov. 2.

The company, which competes with Airbus for commercial plane sales, also identified Russian Technologies as the buyer behind an order for 50 737s. The buyer was previously listed as unidentified.

Boeing has taken a net total of 480 commercial airplane orders in 2010, compared with 263 in all of 2009.

Shares of Boeing were up $2.15 at $71.09 on the New York Stock Exchange.

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