Boeing loses 8 orders for 787 last week

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 1:13 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 11 at 5:34 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Boeing says it lost eight 787 orders in the week that ended Tuesday, the same day that one of the planes made an emergency landing.

That aircraft was on a 6-hour test flight when it made an emergency landing in Texas after the crew reported smoke in the rear of the plane. Test flights for the 787 were later scrapped.

Chicago-based Boeing Co. didn't say in its order log which airline canceled the orders. A spokesman wasn't immediately available for comment on Thursday.

Shares fell $1.66, or 2.5 percent, to $65.41 in afternoon trading.

The plane is already about three years behind schedule. Boeing had hoped to deliver the first 787, which it calls the Dreamliner, to Japan's All Nippon Airways in the first quarter of 2011.

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