Boeing backlog reflects China Eastern 787 conversion

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Boeing has updated its year-to-date order total to reflect the conversion of China Eastern's 24 787s to 45 737s, which was first announced in October 2011.

The change brings Boeing's 787 yearly net order total at negative nine aircraft, when adding two 787s ordered by Air New Zealand.

Boeing raised its 737 gross total to 415 on the year, largely driven by 737 Max orders from Norwegian Air Shuttle and Lion Air, and removed two 737s from the backlog, placing its net narrowbody order at 413.

To date, Boeing has received 434 gross orders and 28 cancellations for a total of 406 net orders in 2012.