The order, which Boeing values at $192 million at current list prices, coincided with the January 14 delivery of the 100th Boeing 737NG ordered directly from Boeing by Alaska Airlines and delivered directly to the airline by the manufacturer.

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The order, which Boeing values at about $1 billion at current list prices, will bolster Cathay Pacific Airways’ fleets of Boeing 747-8 Freighters and Boeing 777-300ER widebodies to 14 and 53 aircraft, respectively.

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Cathay Pacific Airways has become Asia’s first Boeing 777X customer with an order for 21 777-9X widebodies. Boeing values Cathay Pacific Airways’ Boeing 777-9X order at more than $7 billion at current list prices.

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According to Boeing, Flyubai’s new 737-family commitment, which the manufacturer values at $11.4 billion at list prices (including orders and purchase rights), represents the largest-ever Boeing purchase of Boeing single-aisle jets in the Middle East.

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Etihad Airways has announced an order at the Dubai Airshow for 56 Boeing widebody jets, with options and purchase rights for 26 additional aircraft. Boeing values the November 17 order, announced on the first day of the Dubai Airshow 2013, at $25.2 billion at list prices.

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Boeing has completed the firm configuration of the 737 MAX 8, a milestone which the manufacturer says marks completion of the major trade studies to define the capabilities of the 737 MAX family.

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By June 20 at the 2013 Paris Air Show, Boeing has won orders and commitments for 442 commercial aircraft in transactions which the manufacturer values at more than $66 billion at list prices.

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Boeing values the aircraft at $301.5 million at list prices and says it looks forward to working with Travel Service to finalizing the details of the deal, at which time the transaction will be posted as a firm order to the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website.

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The June 19 finalizing of the Ryanair deal brings the total number of Boeing 737 aircraft ordered since production began in the mid-1960s to more than 11,000. Boeing currently has unfilled orders for more than 3,400 737s, all of them either 737NGs or 737 MAX aircraft.

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Boeing has announced that first delivery of a 737 MAX, a 737 MAX 8 for launch customer Southwest Airlines, will be made three months earlier than originally scheduled – in the third quarter of 2017 instead of in the fourth quarter.

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Customer launch commitments for the Boeing 787-10 include Air Lease Corporation, with 30 aircraft; GE Capital Aviation Services, with 10; International Airlines Group/British Airways, with 12 subject to shareholder approval; Singapore Airlines, with 30; and United Airlines, with 20.

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According to Boeing, the two aircraft on firm order give Qatar Airways a Boeing 777 firm-order backlog of nine aircraft. When the airline signs a firm order for the additional seven 777-300ERs to which it committed on June 17 at the Paris Air Show 2013, the backlog will rise to 16 777s, increasing Qatar Airways’ 777 fleet eventually to 51 aircraft.

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GE Capital Aviation Services), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has announced at the 2013 Paris Air Show a commitment to order 10 Boeing 787-10X Dreamliners equipped with GEnx engines, subject to Boeing launching the 787-10 program.

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The newest member of the Boeing 787 family began taking shape on schedule May 30 at Boeing’s widebody final-asembly facility in Everett, Washington, when Boeing started joining large sections of the first flight-test 787-9.

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The Federal Aviation Administration has approved Boeing’s design for modifications to the 787 battery system, a key step in returning the grounded Boeing widebody type to service.

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Boeing has delivered its 1,000th commercial jet for a Chinese airline, a 737-800 which the manufacturer handed over to China Eastern Yunnan Airlines on March 28.

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Boeing has confirmed that Air China has agreed to order two more Boeing 747-8 Intercontinentals, one additional 777-300ER and 20 737-800s. In addition, Air China Cargo, a subsidiary of Air China, has agreed to buy eight Boeing 777 Freighters.

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The aircraft, a Boeing 777 Freighter, was delivered to Korean Air. The rate went from five to seven aircraft per month in 2011, and now has increased again to an all-time high of 8.3 aircraft per month.

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Boeing achieved a net total of orders for 1,203 commercial aircraft in 2012, the second-largest annual number in the company’s history. The manufacturer also delivered 601 commercial jets, the most since 1999.

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