Boeing gets $21bn plane order

The United States yesterday announced a massive order for Boeing jets from Indonesia's largest domestic airline, Lion Air, to be showcased as US President Barack Obama winds up an Asia-Pacific tour. The sale of 230 short-haul 737 jets, worth $21.7bn (£13.8bn), is the largest commercial order in Boeing's history, toppling a previous record set just days ago as the industry taps in to relentless demand in emerging economies.