Boeing

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Boeing’s history with Europe goes back to Wilhelm Böing, father of company founder Bill Boeing, who was born in Hohenlimburg, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1868. In 1916, Bill Boeing established a company that has become the world’s leading aviation and aerospace enterprise and a global industry icon.

Boeing has been a part of the European aerospace community for 8 decades. A European heritage and global perspective are key tenets of our active local presence and remain at the root of our contribution to Europe’s economic and technological growth.

Through its presence in key cities across the region, the company is building mutually beneficial relationships with European stakeholders and decision-makers to advance the interests of aerospace and defence as a global industry and to underscore the vital contribution to European competitiveness and growth.

By the Numbers

Boeing directly employs over 4,000 people in 19 European countries.

Boeing directly employs over 4,500 people in 16 European countries.

Boeing directly employs 4,500 people in 16 European countries across Europe. The company has delivered 4,600 commercial aircraft to more than 130 European customers in the last 60 years and Boeing’s advanced defence platforms are in service with 23 European armed forces. In addition, Boeing provides unparalleled aerospace services to more than 350 European customers.

The company is strengthening its presence by investing in new facilities and leading-edge research as well as through advancing educational, environmental and social programmes that support the European Union’s long-term goals. In 2017, Boeing announced its plan to open its first production facility in Europe this year. The new facility in Sheffield, UK, will manufacture high-tech components for Boeing’s Next-Generation 737, 737 MAX and 777 aircraft.

Boeing sourced €8 billion in aircraft components from hundreds of European suppliers and partners in 2017 and hundreds of European suppliers also participate in key Boeing commercial aviation, defence and services programmes.

Feature Stories

Boeing showcases the future of aerospace at Farnborough Airshow

Boeing showcases the future of aerospace at Farnborough Airshow

July 26, 2018 in News

$100 billion in orders and commitments announced at Farnborough International Airshow, plus an investment in our European communities

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Ready, set, code!! A summer school like no other inspires European students

Ready, set, code!! A summer school like no other inspires European students

July 24, 2018 in Community

More than 160 European students attend Boeing-sponsored Coding Summer Schools in Brussels and Amsterdam

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Boeing donates $5 million to launch European STEM education effort

Boeing donates $5 million to launch European STEM education effort

July 15, 2018 in Community

Investment to support expansion of the Newton Room concept in nine countries across Europe

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Early Look: This aircraft concept shows a hypersonic vehicle for passengers

Early Look: This aircraft concept shows a hypersonic vehicle for passengers

June 26, 2018 in Technology

Boeing debuts first passenger-carrying hypersonic vehicle concept

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Three locals are one step closer to a $2 million prize

Three locals are one step closer to a $2 million prize

June 20, 2018 in Technology

Q & A with European GoFly Prize winners

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Three European teams receive GoFly Prize

Three European teams receive GoFly Prize

June 14, 2018 in Technology

Teams from Latvia, Netherlands and UK among winners for designs of personal flying devices

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Boeing announces $54 million in grants and sponsorships to nonprofits around the world

Boeing announces $54 million in grants and sponsorships to nonprofits around the world

June 8, 2018 in Community

Boeing on track to surpass $200M in charitable giving in 2018

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New Joint Venture: Boeing and Safran to jointly design, build and service Auxiliary Power Units (APUs)

New Joint Venture: Boeing and Safran to jointly design, build and service Auxiliary Power Units (APUs)

June 4, 2018 in News

Agreement will establish important relationship between two of the world's leading aerospace companies to work together on products and expanded service capabilities to benefit both customers and the industry at large.

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Learning inspiration touches down in the Netherlands

Learning inspiration touches down in the Netherlands

May 31, 2018 in Netherlands

Boeing and Newton Europe launch Mobile Newton Flight Academy at Delft University of Technology

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WTO issues final ruling in Airbus illegal subsides case

WTO issues final ruling in Airbus illegal subsides case

May 15, 2018 in Commecial

WTO determines EU has refused to honor rulings on massive European subsidies to Airbus. U.S. authorized to seek billions in retaliatory tariffs on imports from Europe

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Marc Allen, President Boeing International, discusses Transatlantic cooperation at the 2018 Brussels Forum

Marc Allen, President Boeing International, discusses Transatlantic cooperation at the 2018 Brussels Forum

March 9, 2018 in News

The German Marshall Fund's Brussels Forum is an annual high-level meeting, which addresses pressing challenges currently facing both sides of the Atlantic. At Brussels Forum, Allen emphasized Boeing’s commitment to in-depth industrial strategic partnership with Europe.

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TUI welcomes the first Boeing 737 MAX on bio jet fuel

TUI welcomes the first Boeing 737 MAX on bio jet fuel

March 7, 2018 in News

TUI Group welcomed their second Boeing 737 MAX 8 for TUI Nordic. The flight from Seattle to Stockholm was performed with 30% blend biofuel and marked a 1st delivery flight ever of the 737 MAX on sustainable aviation fuel!

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Boeing and Icelandair celebrate first 737 MAX airplane delivery

Boeing and Icelandair celebrate first 737 MAX airplane delivery

March 7, 2018 in News

Boeing and Icelandair celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 737 MAX airplane as the Icelandic carrier seeks to grow and renew its fleet and enhance its trans-Atlantic operations.

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Airlines have flown more than 113,000 passenger flights on a blend of biofuel and regular fossil fuel since 2011

Airlines have flown more than 113,000 passenger flights on a blend of biofuel and regular fossil fuel since 2011

February 24, 2018 in Environment

A big milestone! This weekend marked the 10th anniversary of the world’s first biofuel test flight. On February 24th 2008, a Virgin Atlantic’s 747 flew from London to Amsterdam on a 20% blend of fuel derived from sustainable sources.

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Hello, Hollie! ecoDemonstrator programme heads into new phase

Hello, Hollie! ecoDemonstrator programme heads into new phase

February 22, 2018 in Environment

Boeing and FedEx will work together to test more than 35 technologies and advanced materials aboard a FedEx-owned 777 Freighter named Hollie. New technologies to be tested will help reducing emissions and noise and help meet many environmental goals.

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Boeing, GECAS & Travel Service celebrate first 737 MAX delivery

Boeing, GECAS & Travel Service celebrate first 737 MAX delivery

February 1, 2018 in News

On February 1, 2018, Boeing, GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and Travel Service, the largest carrier in the Czech Republic, celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX airplane. Improved fuel-efficiency of the 737 MAX will help Czech Republic’s largest carrier grow its network.

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Boeing, TUI Group Celebrate Delivery of the Tourism Operator's First 737 MAX 8

Boeing, TUI Group Celebrate Delivery of the Tourism Operator's First 737 MAX 8

January 30, 2018 in News

Boeing and TUI Group, the world's largest tourism business, today celebrated the delivery of the operator's first 737 MAX 8. The cleaner, quieter and more efficient airplane will play a key role in TUI Group's ambition to operate Europe's most carbon efficient airlines.

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Boeing and ThinkYoung partner up for success: #CodingSummerSchool brings STEM education to Brussels

Boeing and ThinkYoung partner up for success: #CodingSummerSchool brings STEM education to Brussels

January 7, 2018 in News

Coding and programming is increasingly important for the development and manufacturing of new aerospace products and services. Find out how Boeing partnered with ThinkYoung to equip tomorrow’s leaders with 21st century coding skills!

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Boeing in Europe

Boeing in the EU

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Boeing has been a part of the European aerospace community for almost 80 years, contributing to and benefiting from the region’s tradition of innovation and excellence.

The Boeing Brussels office, led by Brian Moran, vice president of Government Affairs for Boeing Europe, represents the company to the institutions of the EU and NATO.

Boeing works together with the European Union, European governments, research and development entities, international agencies and regulatory bodies to strengthen the role of aerospace in Europe and in the global economy. The company also collaborates with them on issues of mutual interest, such as:

    Europe Community Engagement

    COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    Boeing supports around 27 key corporate citizenship programmes in 11 European countries, focusing on education, environment and civic engagement. We aim to inspire young people in the areas of science, technology and mathematics (STEM). We inspire the dreamers of tomorrow and make possibilities happen.

    BELGIUM + EU:

    We work with the European institutions in Brussels to best understand where our investments will make the most impact in the European Union. Through innovative STEM projects targeted at different focus areas and working across several member states, we can best build the capacity of future pioneers to succeed in a constantly evolving world.

    UK & IRELAND:

    Boeing has had a long-term commitment to investing in the communities in which we live and work in the UK and Ireland. Through partnerships with strategic charities, Boeing focuses on making a difference by developing 21st century STEM skills to nurture future innovators as well as supporting vibrant communities and our Military & Veteran heroes! More information here.

    NORDICS

    In the Nordics, Boeing partnered with FIRST Scandinavia, to give children aged 10+ first-hand flight experiences and to introduce aviation-related STEM education to high school students. With FIRST, Boeing launched a Newton Flight Academy in Bodø & Sandefjord, Norway. Boeing & FIRST continue working with teachers to improve STEM education in the region. More information here.

    FRANCE:

    Boeing engagement initiatives with French communities focus on employment and education. Since 2015, Boeing France partners with Fédération Léo Lagrange, offering a range of STEM activities for kids aged 11-15. In total, +1.500 teenagers are benefitting from the program thanks to 33 Léo Hub centers (“Job Hubs”) all across France. More information here.

    GERMANY:

    In Germany, Boeing has established several Science Learning Labs in preschools and elementary schools. These labs support teachers’ professional development in science education and inspire young kids to pursue STEM education. Boeing’s Magical Physics project in Germany teaches children STEM focused experiments using recycled household objects. More information here.

    Italy:

    In Italy, Boeing has been a committed community partner for more than 13 years. Boeing’s engagement portfolio in Italy consists of “STEM 4 future” , an educational project in Robotics and Coding, and “Svitati per l’Ambiente”, a project that aims at inspiring primary school students to gain fundamental knowledge of sustainability and environmental protection. More information here.

    SPAIN:

    In Spain, Boeing’s Global Engagement portfolio focuses on 21st century skills development through two educational projects. A daily after-school homework club for Primary and Middle School Students, and STEM workshops in Robotics, 3D printing and Cybersecurity for High School Students. In addition, Boeing’s European R&D center is located in Spain. More information here.

    HUNGARY, POLAND & ROMANIA:

    Boeing Central & Eastern Europe strategic focus is on STEM education programs aiming at equipping students with 21st century skills. Boeing supports initiatives that help building bridges between different cultures. In 2017, Boeing initiated a strategic partnership supporting Polish uniformed personnel and veterans.

    GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

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