Boeing in Brief

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 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; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-enabled solutions; creating advanced technology solutions; and arranging innovative customer-financing options.

With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 169,000 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: Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing 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 Commercial Airplanes

Boeing has been the premier manufacturer of commercial jetliners for more than 40 years. Today, the company manufactures the 737, 747, 767, 777 and 787 families of airplanes and the Boeing Business Jet. New product development efforts include the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the 737 MAX, and the recently launched 777X. More than 12,000 Boeing-built commercial jetliners are in service worldwide, which is roughly 75 percent of 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 Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, the company provides unsurpassed, around-the-clock technical support to help operators maintain their airplanes in peak operating condition. Commercial Aviation Services offers a full range of world-class 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. 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.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) is one of the largest, most experienced companies in the markets it serves around the world. It provides best-of-industry 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; the P-8 anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare aircraft, which is based on the 737 commercial jet; and the Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system that is fueled by liquid hydrogen. What’s more, 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 is a global provider of financing solutions. Working closely with Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security, Boeing Capital Corporation ensures Boeing customers have the financing needed to buy and take delivery of their Boeing products. With a year- end 2013 portfolio value at approximately $3.9 billion, Boeing Capital Corporation 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.

Engineering, Operations & Technology

EO&T enhances Boeing's growth and productivity by driving technical and functional excellence across the enterprise. Its primary objectives are to support the company's business units by delivering high-quality, low-cost technical services in information technology, research and technology, and test and evaluation; integrated enterprise strategies that ensure technology is ready when needed, competitively protected and environmentally progressive; and highly disciplined and efficient engineering, operations and supplier management support that ensures program success. The organization pays particular attention to ensuring the success of development programs, leads and supports efforts to reduce the company’s environmental footprint and improve employee safety, and strives to attract, develop and retain a world-class technical and functional workforce.

Shared Services Group

Shared Services Group 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.

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July 2014