Dubai Aerospace Enterprise cancels order for 35 Boeing 737s


Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has cancelled its remaining 35 Boeing 737s on order, eliminating its entire narrow body backlog, Boeing confirms.

The Boeing jet order was valued at about $2.8 billion at list prices. Dubai Aerospace still has 15 747-8Fs jumbo jets and six 777s on order from Boeing, according to a spokesman for the plane maker in Seattle.

DAE cancelled 45 Airbus aircraft, including 11 A350s and 34 A320s, in June, after abandoning an order for 32 737s in February this year.

In August 2010, DAE cancelled a total of 50 aircraft from Airbus and Boeing, including 7 A350s, 18 A320s, 10 777s and 15 787s.

The cancellation wipes out the lessor’s 737 backlog, which originally stood at 70, ordered in November 2007 as part of a 200 aircraft, $27.2 billion buying spree from Boeing and Airbus.

Only three of the seventy aircraft were delivered so far, all in 2010 and all 737-800s.


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