Boeing Co. is aiming for orders for 200 of its new 7E7 jets by the end of the year but would not be too concerned if that target slipped by a month or two.
"That certainly is the target. If it becomes January, February, we are not too disturbed," said Randy Baseler, vice president for marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
With orders for just 52 7E7 planes so far, Boeing would need an additional 148 by Dec. 31.
Shares of Boeing fell 5 cents to $53.57 on the NYSE.