Boeing adds 113 aircraft to backlog

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Boeing has added 113 new orders to its backlog, including the purchase by American Airlines for 100 737 aircraft.

The 100 airframe order by American Airlines parent company AMR Corp. was first announced on 20 July as part of a 460-aircraft narrowbody order split between Boeing and Airbus.

Also reflected in the 113 new orders are the two Korean Air 737-900ER aircraft ordered on 1 August, the firming of two 747-8Fs and eight 777-300ERs for GECAS and one additional 777 from an unidentified customer.

The firm order raises Boeing's 2011 gross order total to 345 aircraft, though when combined with 96 cancellations, including 74 for 737s, the airframer's net total slides to 249 aircraft.