Our Presence 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.

In the News

Date News Release
February 27, 2019 Boeing and Bamboo Airways Announce Order for 10 787 Dreamliners
February 27, 2019 Boeing, Vietjet Announce Order for 100 737 MAX Airplanes
August 27, 2018 Boeing Forecasts Greatest Demand for Pilots, Technicians, Cabin Crew in Asia Pacific Region
July 18, 2018 Boeing, VietJet Sign Agreement for 100 737 MAX Airplanes
June 27, 2018 DSTA and Boeing Kickstart Joint Research on Data Analytics
June 25, 2018 Boeing, Bamboo Airways Announce Commitment for 20 787 Dreamliners
April 11, 2018 Boeing Announces Global Fleet Care Agreements for Singapore Airlines and Scoot
April 10, 2018 Boeing, Lion Air Group Announce Order for 50 737 MAX 10 Airplanes
February 6, 2018 Boeing 737 MAX 10 Reaches Firm Configuration
February 6, 2018 Boeing Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Services Orders at Singapore Airshow
January 22, 2018 Boeing Presence at Singapore Airshow Underpins Growth Prospects in Asia-Pacific Region
November 1, 2017 Boeing Expands Global Fleet Care Reach through New Agreement
October 23, 2017 Boeing, Singapore Airlines Announce Order for 39 Airplanes
October 3, 2017 Boeing Rolls Out Singapore Airlines' First 787-10 Dreamliner
September 21, 2017 Boeing Sees Growing Demand for New Airplanes in Southeast Asia
September 12, 2017 Boeing, Malaysia Airlines Sign Memorandum of Understanding for 16 Airplanes
June 19, 2017 Boeing, Lion Air Group Announce Commitment for 50 737 MAX 10s
May 16, 2017 Boeing, Malindo Air Celebrate First 737 MAX Delivery
February 17, 2017 Boeing Debuts 787-10 Dreamliner
February 9, 2017 Boeing's Statement on Singapore Airlines' Intent to Purchase 20 777-9s, 19 787-10s
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Boeing Global Engagement in Southeast Asia

Today, business and citizenship go hand-in-hand to create more advanced technologies, better communities and a brighter tomorrow. Boeing’s presence and continued leadership in Southeast Asia places the company in a unique position to contribute to the social fabric of the region.

Through purposeful investments, employee engagement and thoughtful collaborations, Boeing engages with its local communities at various levels. From educating farmers on sustainability practices to empowering victims of human trafficking, cleaning up coastal beaches to creating better classroom curriculum, the Boeing Global Engagement Southeast Asia effort is multi-faceted, highly localised and most importantly, committed to improving lives.