Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems.
As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services.
The company’s reach extends to customers in 90 countries around the world, and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. Revenues in 2010 totaled $64.3 billion.
Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation, continuously enhancing its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. The company’s broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient commercial airplanes; integrating military platforms and defense systems through network-centric operations; creating advanced technology solutions that reach across business units; e-enabling airplanes and providing connectivity for moving platforms; and arranging financing solutions for customers.
Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 161,000 people in 70 countries. Boeing’s is one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. More than 123,000 employees hold degrees — including more than 32,000 advanced degrees — in a wide range of business and technical disciplines from more than 2,700 colleges and universities worldwide. In addition, hundreds of thousands of skilled people provide their talents through Boeing’s vast global network of suppliers.
Boeing is organized into three business units: Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, and Boeing Capital Corporation. Supporting these units are the Shared Services Group, which provides a broad range of services to Boeing worldwide, and Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology, which helps develop, acquire, apply and protect innovative technologies and processes.
Boeing has been the premier manufacturer of commercial jetliners for more than 40 years. With the merger of Boeing and McDonnell Douglas in 1997, Boeing's leadership in commercial jets, joined with the lineage of Douglas airplanes, gives the combined company a 70-year heritage of leadership in commercial aviation. Today, the primary commercial airplanes are the 777, 767 and Next-Generation 737 families of airplanes, including a 777 and 767 freighter variants, and the Boeing Business Jet. New product development efforts are focused on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and the 747-8 Freighter and Intercontinental. The company has nearly 12,000 commercial jetliners in service worldwide, which is roughly 75 percent of the world fleet.
Through Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, the company provides unsurpassed, around-the-clock technical support to help operators maintain their airplanes in peak operating condition and enhance customer profitability. Commercial Aviation Services provides value to the company’s airline customers through a full range of world-class material management, engineering, modification, logistics and information services to its global customer base – passenger and cargo airlines, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities. Boeing also trains maintenance and flight crews in the 100-seat-and-above airliner market through Boeing Training & Flight Services, the world's largest and most comprehensive provider of airline training.