Boeing Reveals the Identity of 3 of Its Secret Buyers

Boeing released its latest report on airplane orders received -- and canceled -- through the end of June on Thursday. Ten new orders have been recorded over the past seven days, and all of them were 737s. The company also reported second-quarter deliveries totaling 181,bringing it to 342 deliveries for the year.

On the orders front, to date this year, the aerospace giant has booked:

  • 544 "gross" orders for various flavors of its 737 regional airliner
  • seven orders for the 777 airliner
  • one 747 order
  • one 787 order.

Boeing noted that "unidentified customer(s)" were responsible for all 10 of the single-aisle 737s ordered over the past week. Additionally, the company revealed the identities of the companies that ordered eight 737s previously reported as going to unidentified customers:

  • Alaska Air Group, responsible for four 737 orders (now six total for the year)
  • Belarus's Belavia, which ordered three more
  • Air Lease Corporation, which ordered one single 737.

No new cancellations were reported for the week. As a result, Boeing's 553 gross orders placed for planes to date, minus the 54 cancellations last reported, results in a net gain of 499 planes to Boeing's order book for the year.

On the deliveries front, Boeing noted in a separate announcement that deliveries of planes already ordered are up 11.8% from where they were at this time, last year. So far, Boeing has delivered 342 commercial airplanes to its customers this year. For the quarter, deliveries are up 7.1% at 181 planes.

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