Boeing books net cancellations of $1.2 billion in jet orders

NEW YORK Fri Dec 7, 2012 9:32am EST

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) said customers cancelled orders for six planes worth nearly $1.9 billion, and booked orders for two planes worth $700 million.

The company didn't identify which customers had cancelled or placed the orders.

In its latest tally, Boeing showed cancellations for five 747-8 jumbo jets and a 767. The new orders were for two 747s.

The company didn't say whether the cancelled 747s were passenger or freighter versions.

(Reporting by Alwyn Scott; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)