Boeing announced an order today from Azerbaijan Airlines that also involved the cancellation of one 787 Dreamliner order. The Azerbaijani national carrier...

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Boeing announced an order today from Azerbaijan Airlines that also involved the cancellation of one 787 Dreamliner order.

The Azerbaijani national carrier ordered two 767s and two 737-900ERs. But one of the 767s substitutes for one of three 787s ordered in February 2007.

Supply chain problems have delayed deliveries of the 787 by two years and more to some customers and the airline needed the extra capacity sooner.

The order and cancellation bring Boeing’s net order total through the first seven months of the year to 551 aircraft. For the same period, Airbus’ net order total stands at 711 aircraft.

Airbus’ new jet program, the A350, is at a prime sales phase whereas orders for the 787 Dreamliner have slowed as it is sold out for years into the future. The European planemaker’s sales tally was swelled by a large haul last month at the Farnborough Air Show.