Boeing gets 50 new orders for 737 jets

Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:25pm EDT

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft flies over a Union flag as it makes a salute to its engine makers Rolls-Royce in Derby, central England July 20, 2010. REUTERS/Darren Staples

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft flies over a Union flag as it makes a salute to its engine makers Rolls-Royce in Derby, central England July 20, 2010.

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(Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) said it received 50 new orders for its 737 jets from unidentified customers.

The new orders bring Boeing's 2013 net orders through Tuesday to 259 aircraft, according to the company's website. (r.reuters.com/deq83t)

Earlier this month, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration had ordered an inspection of more than 1,000 U.S.-registered 737 jets to examine a potentially faulty part in the plane tail.

(Reporting by Sagarika Jaisinghani in Bangalore; Editing by Anthony Kurian)

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