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10/18/2011-- Boeing lost a major customer for its new 787 on Tuesday, with China Eastern Airlines canceling its $3 billion order for 24 of the long-delayed planes after saying it has waited long enough.

The Shanghai-based airline swapped the 787 order for 45 of Boeing’s smaller 737s instead. It also placed a new order with Boeing competitor Airbus for 15 new A330s, which are in roughly the same size class as the 787.

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