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Boeing adds orders for 20 planes

CHICAGO — Boeing Co. says it booked orders for 20 new aircraft in the last week, although it lost a few, too.

The new orders include 15 new 737s. That jet is a workhorse and it dominates Boeing's order book. Customers also ordered five new 777s, a larger plane often used on longer flights. None of the customers were identified.

Customers also canceled orders for a 737 and two 777s.

Besides the new orders, Boeing identified Continental Airlines Inc. as the customer for seven of its 737s. The airline was previously listed as an unidentified customer.

So far this year, Boeing has added orders for 278 planes, including 250 of the 737s.

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