The 2022 Annual Report highlights the innovation, passion and collaboration of our global teams. We remain committed to safety and quality in every aspect of how we design, build and support our products and services. From resuming 787 deliveries to opening a state-of-the-art distribution facility in Germany to furthering space exploration with the successful launch of Artemis I with its SLS core stage, we are confident in our future.2022 Annual Report Proxy Statement
“We charted the course of aerospace history through the last century, and we will do the same again over the next one hundred years. Our steadfast commitment to safety, quality, integrity and sustainability leads the way as we operate with discipline, patience and transparency. These principles are tightly woven into the fabric of our values and our culture.”
Passionate About Precision
Boeing resumed 787 Dreamliner deliveries in August, thanks to the perseverance and determination of teammates across the enterprise in addressing nonconformances in some of the airplanes’ joins. While the safety of the airplanes was not compromised, the joins did not meet the airplanes’ exacting design requirements in some instances. Leaders paused deliveries, despite the business impact, in order to inspect yet-to-deliver airplanes and correct any nonconformances.
“When I’m working on the 787, I’m doing my part in defining perfection with precision and passion.” — TJ Heyward, mechanic, 787 program
Responding to Customer Needs
More than 80 customers from six continents have placed orders for nearly 1,500 Dreamliners, making the 787 the fastest-selling twin-aisle airplane in history.
“Boeing and Lufthansa’s histories are intertwined, going all the way back to 1955, and we continue to build this great, transcontinental relationship. … Our companies share pride in our work, our products and in connecting people around the world. … Thank you for your dedication and professionalism in building these great machines. We can’t wait to take delivery of them!” — Carsten Spohr, chairman and CEO, Lufthansa Group
History in the Making
The Boeing Starliner capsule completed a successful orbital flight test in May, making history for the second time as the only American orbital capsule to touch down on land instead of in the ocean. This was the last major step for Starliner to demonstrate the safety, quality and performance of the spacecraft before taking American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
The flight test included docking and undocking from the ISS, and provided valuable data for NASA.
“I’m so proud of the team’s resilience and steadfast commitment. NASA is ready to welcome Boeing’s Starliner to the list of American commercial spacecraft capable of flying to the International Space Station.” — Steve Stich, program manager, NASA Commercial Crew Program
This year, a global Boeing engineering team unveiled an interactive tool that will help the aviation industry reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
“Cascade is helping put Boeing and data front and center of the conversation about decarbonizing aviation. We are allowing our industry to visualize the climate impact of aviation’s pathways to decarbonize and finding consensus on the most effective strategies to reach net-zero by 2050.” — Neil Titchener, program leader, Cascade
Exploring New Horizons
Wisk, a technology joint venture, is developing its 6th Generation aircraft. It will be the first candidate for certification of an autonomous, passenger-carrying electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in the U.S. This aircraft is being designed with the highest safety standards and will become an accessible and sustainable transportation option for millions of people around the world.
The Gen 6 aircraft has room for four passengers, carry-on luggage and personal items, can fly 90 miles (145 kilometers) and recharges in 15 minutes.
“Wisk is excited to partner with Boeing on the development of this autonomous aircraft. Our combined experience uniquely positions Wisk to succeed in this exciting new mobility market.” — Brian Yutko, CEO, WiskLearn more about Wisk
A decade of ecoDemonstrator
The Boeing ecoDemonstrator program celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2022. It has accelerated innovation by testing more than 225 promising technologies in an operational environment to help decarbonize aviation, improve operational efficiency and enhance safety and the passenger experience. Almost every ecoDemonstrator platform has used sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), including the first ever commercial airplane flight test using 100% SAF in 2018 in a partnership with FedEx Express.
“We believe sustainable fuels are the best near-term solution to reducing carbon emissions. Our team is proud to support the industry’s commitment to net-zero by 2050, and we are taking tangible steps forward to ensure our airplanes are 100% SAF-capable by 2030.” — Rae Lutters, program manager, ecoDemonstrator
Facing Complex Challenges Head-On
Engineers and technologists at the Boeing India Engineering & Technology Center tackle high-quality, advanced aerospace work and offer their expertise to Boeing’s defense, space and commercial businesses globally. Equipped with diverse skill sets and capabilities, team members deliver cutting-edge R&D in traditional and emerging areas and collaborate with global partners to enhance fleet capabilities through next-generation tools.
“I’m proud that our products and innovations contribute to global aerospace growth. The work we do enhances safety, quality, sustainability and productivity in everything we offer our customers. I’m excited to be part of the Boeing team in India.” — Krishnapriya Palattuthodi, electrical design and analysis engineer, Boeing India
German Distribution Center Helps With Growing Demand
Boeing’s new 200,000-square-foot chemical warehouse near Hamburg, Germany, is a regional hub and hallmark of expanded customer service. The facility serves more than 6,000 global customers with chemicals and specialty materials, with a team of approximately 300 Boeing employees working around the clock to help operators maintain their fleets. The center also supports Boeing’s commitment to sustainable aerospace operations.
“With our new site, we are in a very strong position in the market and will deliver the best services to our customers in Europe and beyond.” — Timo Balke, regional director, Global Services Operations
Neurodiversity at Work
Boeing’s partnerships with Specialisterne USA and Copa Health have helped make our hiring process more inclusive for neurodiverse candidates, who face challenges competing for jobs that align to their skills. The goal of the program is to find neurodivergent individuals with unique skill sets, enhance the diversity of the Boeing workforce and ultimately optimize business operations so we continue to deliver world-class products.
“My main struggle was getting past the interview phase of recruitment because of my difficulty with social skills when I’m nervous. … I already feel a part of the Boeing family.” — Thomas Breitschwerdt, software engineer, V-22 Osprey and Specialisterne USA hire
The End of an Era
More than 50 years of production of the Queen of the Skies came to an end in December, when the last 747 rolled out of Boeing’s widebody factory in Everett, Washington. The 747 has played a key role in Boeing’s history of aerospace leadership. The world’s first twin-aisle airplane was built in 1967, and more than 1,500 airplanes would be built over the next 54 years.
Hundreds of employees gathered outside the factory to bid farewell to the final 747-8 Freighter slated for delivery to Atlas Air. Tens of thousands of Boeing employees have worked on the airplane over the years, and many described the rollout as an emotional experience.
“Generations from now, people will look back on the 747 and marvel at what an incredible airplane it was and the significance that it held not only in aviation history, but in the history of Boeing. So many of our lives have been touched significantly by that airplane in particular, and how it’s impacted and benefited our families.” — Johnny Patchamatla, retired mechanic, 747 program
A New Generation of Freighters
The billion-dollar e-commerce industry continues to grow post-pandemic along with a demand for more fuel-efficient global freighters. Boeing’s solution to the need? The 777-8 Freighter. With its advanced technology, new GE9X engines and composite wing design, the airplane offers 30% greater fuel efficiency and emission levels and 25% lower operating costs per metric tonne compared to the 747-400F it is replacing.
“Our partnership with Boeing consolidates Cargolux’s position as a global leader of air freight services. Replacing our aging fleet of 747-400Fs with the latest technology and fuel-efficient 777-8F model will contribute to our long-term sustainability program while continuing to offer our customers the tailored service they expect.” — Richard Forson, president and CEO, Cargolux
Code for Success
Boeing partnered with the ThinkYoung Coding School in Gdańsk, Poland, to kick off the first coding school primarily designed for Ukrainian teenagers, but open to children of other nationalities as well. The school is one of many global Boeing community engagement initiatives. Since 2018, Boeing has invested more than 5.9 million euros for pan-European STEM projects.
“Our ThinkYoung Coding School aims to alleviate the war’s impact on the educational development of young Ukrainians by growing digital and technological skills they can bring into their professional future. We are proud to have partnered with Boeing for seven years and reaffirm our joint commitment to improving the lives of young people around the world.” — Andrea Gerosa, founder and CEO, ThinkYoung
Connecting in Times of Need
Boeing employees in Poland helped migrating Ukrainian teammates earlier this year as they fled their native land. They donated and delivered food and medical supplies, set up food trucks and shelters and even opened their homes to their colleagues and strangers crossing over to rebuild new lives. Boeing committed 2 million euros to support humanitarian response efforts in Ukraine and doubled every dollar donated by employees — adding up to more than 1 million euros in charitable contributions.
“My mother and I took a few valuables and my cat and ended up in Poland after a 34-hour train ride. Our Polish colleagues really helped us. They opened their hearts to us, and we really appreciated it! During the first days of war, I must have received a thousand messages from people, friends and colleagues who I maybe met just one time. They were asking what they could do for us. It was really amazing. We feel this support even now.” — Olha Avdieienko (pictured left), originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, now located in Gdańsk, Poland
“Everybody in Poland did all they could to help. My boyfriend owns a food truck, so we decided to drive to the border and prepare food for people crossing the border as well as Boeing Ukraine employees, volunteers, soldiers, policemen and firemen. I ended up helping three families who stayed at my house in Warsaw. They ate dinner with us and slept safely before I helped them get to their new apartment in Gdańsk. I am so glad I had a chance to do that.” — Klaudia Bartkowiak (pictured far left), Boeing Poland, Warsaw
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