The Boeing Company (pronounced /ˈboʊ.ɪŋ/ BOH-ing) (NYSE: BA Archived 2013-09-17 at the Wayback Machine) is an American company which makes aircraft and defense items. The company was started in 1916 by William E. Boeing in Seattle, Washington.
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|Predecessor||Pacific Aero Products Company|
|Founded||Seattle, Washington, United States (1916)|
|Founder||William E. Boeing|
(Chairman & CEO)
|Revenue||US$ 68.735 billion (2011)|
|US$ 5.891 billion (2010)|
|US$ 4.018 billion (2011)|
|Total assets||US$ 79.986 billion (2011)|
|Total equity||US$ 3.608 billion (2011)|
Number of employees
|174,225 (June 28, 2012)|
|Subsidiaries||Aviall, Inc. |
Boeing Aircraft Holding Company
Boeing Defence UK
Boeing has grown to become very big. It bought its main rival, McDonnell Douglas, in 1997. Boeing moved its headquarters from Seattle to Chicago, Illinois in 2001.
Boeing is made up of many smaller parts. These parts are called divisions. The divisions are Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA); Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS); Engineering, Operations & Technology; Boeing Capital; and Boeing Shared Services Group.
Boeing is one of the biggest aircraft manufacturers in the world. It is the second-biggest defense contractor in the world as of 2011.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "2011 annual report, The Boeing Company" (PDF). Boeing. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 26, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
- ↑ "Contact Us." Boeing. Retrieved on May 12, 2009.
- ↑ "Defense News Top 100 for 2011" Archived 2015-02-28 at the Wayback Machine. Defense News, June 21, 2012.