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Boeing in Southeast Asia

Boeing in Southeast Asia

Boeing’s longstanding partnership with Southeast Asia dates back to the 1940s when the region’s overall aviation industry was still in its infancy. Throughout the years, Boeing has played a vital role in the development of the region’s aerospace capabilities in the commercial, defense and services sectors.

Key markets where Boeing has a strong business footprint in the region include Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and the Philippines. Singapore is Boeing’s Southeast Asia headquarters, where operations range from commercial aircraft and defense procurement, services support and training to advanced research collaboration with the public and private sectors.

Boeing continues to invest in Southeast Asia, which remains one of the fastest-growing markets in aviation. Boeing's Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) forecasts that rising air travel will see the airplane fleet in Southeast Asia growing five percent by 2040, resulting in the demand for more than 4400 new airplanes valued at $700 billion. Tied to economic and fleet growth, demand for maintenance, repair, overhaul and modifications account for a majority of projected commercial aviation services demand.


Boeing Subsidiaries in Southeast Asia


Jeppesen, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, is the world’s leading provider of transformative information and optimization solutions for improving the efficiency of aircraft operators around the world. As part of Boeing Global Services’ Digital Aviation & Analytics group, Jeppesen provides customers a competitive advantage by solving real operational problems, enabling better decisions, maximizing efficiency and improving environmental performance – intelligent solutions across the entire aviation ecosystem.


Boeing acquired Aviall, a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries in 2006. Aviall markets and distributes products for more than 240 manufacturers and offers approximately 2,000,000 catalog items from 40 customer service centers located in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The company also has more than 5,600 shipments daily, 25,000 customers and 244 OEM product lines in the region.

Insitu Pacific

Insitu Pacific is the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc. and a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing, established in 2009 to serve the needs of the Asia-Pacific region. Insitu Pacific specializes in unmanned aircraft systems for commercial and defence customers. The company’s ScanEagle and Integrator, deliver high-quality, combat-proven ISR for both land and maritime missions for commercial and defence operations Insitu’s portfolio also includes expertise on launch, recovery, payloads and ground control stations.

Boeing's Industrial Engagement in Southeast Asia

Partnership is key to Boeing’s success around the world. Boeing’s existing industrial partners in Southeast Asia are raising the bar to deliver world-class quality and productivity as they become an important part of the company’s global supply chain. Boeing's is committed to a long-term strategy for increasing investments in Southeast Asia in recognition of the capabilities and opportunities presented by the region's aerospace and defense industry, including expanded opportunities for supply chain.

More than 50 suppliers from the region based in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand are manufacturing critical systems and components, including aerostructures, electronic systems, landing gears, interiors, composites for some of Boeing’s most advanced commercial and defense aircraft. As part of its focus to bring the best of Boeing to Southeast Asia, Boeing collaborates with industrial suppliers on lean manufacturing techniques, program management, supplier management best practices and specialized training.

Boeing’s Charitable Grants to Empower Southeast Asian Communities in 2024

Boeing has confirmed a charitable grants package to support nonprofit organizations across Southeast Asia in 2024. These grants will improve access to clean water, promote sustainable livelihoods in agroforestry, animal and forest conservation, address key health and hygiene initiatives, advance STEM-related programs, and support at-risk communities.

Boeing's US$1.25M grant in 2023-2024 will advance projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia.

The full list of grant partners and projects in 2024 in Southeast Asia include:

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  • Giving it Back to Kids: STEM education for students in Quang Nam and Da Nang province, Central Vietnam.
  • Kenan Foundation Asia: Train teachers in STEM to improve learning outcomes in science and math for students in Hanoi and Bach Ninh province.
  • The Asia Foundation: Strengthen IT skills for disadvantaged youths in Hanoi.
  • PeaceTrees Vietnam: Demining and explosive ordinance risk education in Quang Trị and Quang Binh province, Central Vietnam.
  • Hagar USA: Trafficking prevention and response in Vietnam.
  • Room to Read: Build literacy skills for students and establishing libraries in primary schools in Vietnam.
  • Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation: Aid to survivors of human trafficking.
  • AIP Foundation: Build safe school zones to lower road fatalities due to dangerous conditions.
  • Vinacapital Foundation: Empower ethnic girls through fostering education and combating social prejudice.
  • DOVE Fund: Hygiene support, build latrines for elementary and secondary schools in GioLinh.
  • East Meets West Foundation: Upgrade infrastructure in primary schools in Quang Nam and Hue province.
  • Kenan Foundation Asia: Train teachers to transform classrooms through STEM skills for vulnerable students in Bangkok and surrounding provinces.
  • The Dulabhatorn Foundation: Provide specialized training and education for people with disabilities from Chiang Mai to find meaningful employment.
  • World Vision Foundation of Thailand: Grant access to clean drinking water in schools by providing water filtration systems to five primary schools, repairing the water filtration system of Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi province.
  • The Asia Foundation: Introduce STEM education to disadvantaged migrant children in Mae Sot, near the border of Myanmar/Thailand.
  • Room to Read: Support girls' education programs in Phnom Penh, build child-friendly libraries in primary schools.

Through impactful community investments and dedicated employee engagement, Boeing and its employees support innovative partnerships and programs that align with the company’s strategic objectives worldwide. More information about Boeing’s global engagement strategy can be found here.

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