Boeing books orders for 67 more planes

Boeing books orders for 67 more jets, including 2 747 freighters and a 787

Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) -- Boeing Co. has booked orders for 67 more planes, including two 747 freighters, and one more 787.

The biggest order, for 60 Boeing 737s, came from TUI Travel PLC, the parent of Thomson Airways.

Silk Way Airlines ordered two 747-8 freighters, worth $704 million at list prices. The cargo hauler is based in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The 747-8 is a revamped version of Boeing's four-decade-old jumbo jet. Before the orders announced on Thursday, it had sold 65 freighters and 40 of the passenger version so far. The plane hasn't sold as fast as Boeing had hoped. The Silk Air order announced on Thursday makes up for cancellations by other airlines earlier in the year.

Unidentified customers also ordered four 737s and one 787. The 737 is Boeing's smallest passenger jet, and its biggest seller. It has sold 650 so far this year. The 787 it its newest jet. Boeing has begun booking new orders again after customers went on hiatus earlier this year while Boeing fixed problems that caused smoldering batteries on two planes.

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