(Reuters) - Boeing Co
Boeing recorded 1009 net orders through November 6, the U.S. planemaker said on its website, primarily driven by airliner demand for 737 narrow-body jets. The company has received 990 net orders for 737s this year. Boeing sales are running at more than double those of Airbus, a unit of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co
on a net basis to September 30 this year, according to data available on its website. (http://link.reuters.com/nyw79s)
The Wall Street Journal reported that Boeing has also moved a step closer to selling a larger version of its new 787 Dreamliner, holding detailed discussions with potential customers.
"Boeing has been working closely with airline and leasing customers to define the key capabilities and features of 787-10x, and we anticipate strong market demand for this third and largest member of the 787 Dreamliner family," Boeing spokeswoman Shannon Myers said in a statement issued to Reuters.
On November 8, Boeing said that ALAFCO
(Reporting by Sakthi Prasad; Editing by Richard Pullin)