Presence and Partnerships

Nurturing and harnessing local know-how and creativity through partnering is pivotal to broadening Boeing offerings

Around the world, Boeing is developing partnerships that benefit its customers and business partners as well as local economies. As a result, the company is strengthened by growing sales and by tapping the best technologies the world has to offer. International sales is driving company revenues with 65 percent of total backlog represented by international customers. Nearly 70 percent of the Boeing Commercial Airplanes' backlog is for jetliners ordered by non-U.S. customers, including many from emerging markets. International sales are rapidly increasing as a portion of Boeing Defense, Space & Security's total revenue.

Doing business in today's global economy also means partnering for mutual growth and prosperity, within each country, with local suppliers, universities, research talent, and charitable institutions. Boeing International is focused on growing a meaningful, mutually beneficial global presence.

Global Reach - Local Focus

  • The Boeing supplier network includes approximately 28,000 suppliers and partners
  • Boeing has six Research & Development Centers, 16 Consortia and 22 joint research centers
  • Boeing has relationships with more than 50 international universities
  • Boeing employees volunteer around the world to support many charitable endeavors
  • Between 2008 to 2012 more than $39 million was distributed in 51 countries

At a Glance: Boeing's Global Presence

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Note: symbols are placed in the capital of a country in which one or more of the following exists:

Red Map PointBoeing Employees(1)

Blue Map PointBoeing Suppliers

OperatorsBoeing Operators(2)

Technology Technology / Technical Services Centers(3)

(1) Represents local hire, expat and/or subsidiary employees

(2) Represents countries in which Boeing products are operated and/or services provided

(3) Represents maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities; research and technology centers; design center; and technology engagements in research and university collaborations