Boeing adds orders for 11 Dreamliners to books

Boeing disclosed new orders for 11 of its 787 Dreamliners today, the first deal unveiled since the plane made its debut flight on Dec. 15.

The orders, from one or more undisclosed customers, bring the 787's tally for the year through Dec. 22 to a net drop of 59 orders, for a current total of 851.

Boeing's Web site reported 46 new orders for the week, including a previously announced 10-plane order from All Nippon Airways. Unidentified customers ordered 24 737s, and the US Air Force ordered one 737. On the negative side of the ledger, unidentified customers reduced 737 and 777 orders by three each.

For the year, Boeing's Web site shows that despite 118 cancellations, the company had a net increase of 141 orders.

In an order announced after the monthly update, Air Austral, headquartered in the French-administered island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, said it will buy two Next-Generation 737-800s.