April 25, 2013 / 8:29 PM / 5 years ago

Boeing gets 50 new orders for 737 jets

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

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

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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