Boeing Logs Orders for 20 More 777s

 - May 7, 2010, 7:33 AM

Boeing has logged a fresh order for 20 new 777s from an unidentified customer, according to the company's latest orders and deliveries report, published May 4. All told, the company has registered net firm orders for 27 Boeing 777s during the year and cancellations for seven, four of which it listed in its May 4 report. To date this year Boeing has collected firm orders for 70 Boeing 737s and 15 Dreamliners, giving it a total 2010 net order tally of 112.

Airbus, meanwhile, has collected firm orders for 67 aircraft, as its order book expanded in April with the addition of seven A320s booked by Cebu Pacific.

Philippines-based Cebu Pacific's firm order for the seven A320s increases this carrier's A320-series order backlog to 22 aircraft, scheduled for delivery between the last quarter of this year and 2014.  The additional aircraft will join the low-cost carrier's existing fleet of 21 A320-series jetliners operated on its extensive domestic and regional route network.

The worldwide fleet of A380s increased with the April handover of a third aircraft for Air France, bringing the total deliveries for Airbus's flagship jetliner to 27. Air France stands as the fourth carrier worldwide to operate the A380, joining Singapore Airlines, Qantas and Emirates.

With the totals from April, Airbus deliveries worldwide since the start of this year reached 159 aircraft.