787 backlog unchanged after ALAFCO shifts 8 jets to Saudi Arabian

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Boeing's 787 backlog remains unchanged, as the airframer added eight aircraft purchased by Saudi Arabian Airlines, shifted over from the block purchased by Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO.

In updating its yearly total, Boeing has raised its gross order total to 564. That number drops to 483 after factoring in 81 cancellations.

Boeing disclosed the order from Saudi Arabian on 8 November, which also included 12 777-300ER aircraft that had been previously listed as unidentified.

Additionally, an order for 30 737s, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, were disclosed as belonging to SpiceJet. The carrier won approval from its board to purchase the aircraft in July of this year.

The airframer also added one 737 for Egypt's Midwest Airlines and three unidentified 737s, bringing its 2010 net total for 737 orders to 435.