Boeing books orders for 7 new planes

AP News
Posted: Jun 02, 2011 12:52 PM
Boeing books orders for 7 new planes

Boeing Co. says it has orders for seven new planes, including one 777 to be made for American Airlines.

The other orders include four more 777s and two 737s for unidentified customers. Boeing also identified Continental Airlines for the first time as the customer for 11 of its 737s.

Boeing also said it lost an order for one 737.

Boeing's 777 is used on long-haul routes and list prices can run as high as $284 million. Boeing makes more of the smaller 737s, which are generally used on shorter flights and sell for around $80 million before discounts.

Boeing has booked orders for 101 of the 737s so far this year, and for 66 of the 777s.