Boeing in Brief
2017 Boeing Overview
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. The company continues to expand its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family; designing, building and integrating military platforms and defense systems; creating advanced technology solutions; and arranging innovative customer-financing options.
With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs approximately 150,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. Our enterprise also leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide.
Boeing is organized into two business units: Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security. Supporting these units are Boeing Capital Corporation, a global provider of financing solutions; 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 decades. Today, the company manufactures the 737, 747, 767, 777 and 787 families of airplanes and the Boeing Business Jet range. New product development efforts include the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the 737 MAX, and the 777X. More than 10,000 Boeing-built commercial jetliners are in service worldwide, which is almost half the world fleet. The company also offers the most complete family of freighters, and about 90 percent of the world’s cargo is carried onboard Boeing planes.
Through its Commercial Aviation Services business, the company provides unsurpassed, around-the-clock services and support to enable airlines and leasing companies to increase operational efficiency. Commercial Aviation Services offers a full range of customer support, aftermarket parts, engineering, modification, logistics and information services to its global customer base, which includes the world's passenger and cargo airlines, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities.
Defense, Space & Security
Defense, Space & Security (BDS) is a diversified, global organization providing leading solutions for the design, production, modification and support of military fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, weapons, and satellite systems, among others. It helps customers address a host of requirements through a broad portfolio that includes the 702 family of satellites; AH-64 Apache helicopter; cyber security; EA-18G electronic attack aircraft; KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft, which is based on the Boeing 767 commercial airplane; and the P-8 anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare aircraft, which is based on the 737 commercial jet. Driven by its ability to provide customers with the right solutions, at the right time, and at the right cost, BDS is seeking ways to better leverage information technologies and continues to invest in the research and development of enhanced capabilities and platforms.
Boeing Capital Corporation
Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC) is a global provider of financing solutions for Boeing customers. Working closely with Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security, BCC ensures customers have the financing needed to buy and take delivery of their Boeing products. With a year-end 2015 portfolio value at approximately $3.4 billion, BCC combines Boeing's financial strength and global reach, detailed knowledge of Boeing customers and equipment and the expertise of a seasoned group of financial professionals.
The Shared Services organization provides Boeing's business units and corporate offices with common internal services that support the company's global operations. These services involve everything from maintaining and protecting Boeing's worldwide sites; managing the sale and acquisition of all leased and owned property; purchasing the company's non-production equipment and supplies; delivering a variety of human resources-related services to current and former employees; recruiting and hiring for the enterprise; managing the company's finance, business / accounting, travel and expense services; and delivering creative communication services.