American global aerospace and defense corporation
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The Boeing Company (pronounced /ˈboʊ.ɪŋ/ BOH-ing) (NYSEBA 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.

The Boeing Company
Company typePublic
Dow Jones Component
S&P 500 Component
IndustryAerospace, defense
PredecessorPacific Aero Products Company
FoundedSeattle, Washington, United States (1916)
FounderWilliam E. Boeing
United States
Area served
ProductsCommercial airliners
Military aircraft
Space systems
Computer services
RevenueIncrease US$ 68.735 billion (2011)[1]
Increase US$ 5.891 billion (2010)[1]
Increase US$ 4.018 billion (2011)[1]
Total assetsIncrease US$ 79.986 billion (2011)[1]
Total equityIncrease US$ 3.608 billion (2011)[1]
Number of employees
174,225 (June 28, 2012)
SubsidiariesAviall, Inc.
Boeing Aircraft Holding Company
Boeing Australia
Boeing Canada
Boeing Defence UK
Boeing Store

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.[2]

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.[3]

The CEO is (as of the middle of April 2024) David Calhoun.[4]

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  1. 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. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  2. "Contact Us." Boeing. Retrieved on May 12, 2009.
  3. "Defense News Top 100 for 2011" Archived 2015-02-28 at the Wayback Machine. Defense News, June 21, 2012.
  4. Retrieved 2024-04-17

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