Boeing kickstarts air show with order for jets worth $4.7 billion


(Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Monday it won an order for 14 freight aircraft for a value of $4.7 billion, firing the opening salvo against rival Airbus SE in a contest for business on day one of the Farnborough Airshow.Logistics group DHL placed the order for the 777 freighters and acquired purchase rights for seven more freighters, the U.

S planemaker said. Boeing and Airbus are expected to make several announcements on the first day of the July 16-22 event, as they seek to bolster their already bulging order books.The latest order follows Boeing's.

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