Freshly updated order figures from Boeing show the manufacturer has secured 1,057 gross orders for the year to date, pushing it above its record year in 2006.

Boeing’s orders and deliveries listing on its website, updated on 20 November, sees an additional 72 orders – almost all for unidentified customers – since the previous week’s update.

This gives Boeing 1,057 gross orders for the year to date and 1,047 net orders. This exceeds the 1,050 gross orders and 1,044 net orders recorded by Boeing in 2006, which itself marked a second consecutive record year.

Buoyed by a series of aircraft announcements during the recent Dubai air show, European manufacturer Airbus has already said it would exceed its record sales year – the 1,111 orders it secured in 2005 – this year.