Boeing has long recognized the importance of Vietnam and, for more than 25 years, has worked to develop and strengthen Vietnam’s aerospace capabilities. In recognition of Vietnam's growing aviation industry, its diverse economy, and its investment in a highly-skilled workforce, Boeing opened its corporate office in Hanoi in 2021. Boeing investments in Vietnam have helped grow the local aerospace sector, creating jobs and driving innovation. Boeing has currently four suppliers in Vietnam, producing parts and raw material for Boeing Commercial Airplane programs.
Boeing’s relationship with Vietnam began in 1995, when Vietnam Airlines leased three Boeing 767-300ERs (Extended Range). The first business transaction between Vietnam and the U.S., under the historic Bilateral Trade Agreement, was Vietnam Airlines’ purchase of four Boeing 777-200ERs in January 2001. Vietnam Airlines currently operates 11 Boeing 787-9s and 4 787-10s, serving international routes between Vietnam and Europe as well as domestic and regional routes. In August 2019, the airline took delivery of the first of eight 787-10s, on lease from ALC. Vietnam Airlines operated their first direct flight between Vietnam and the U.S. in October 2021 with their 787-9.
Boeing has continued its commitment to develop Vietnam’s commercial aviation sector through facilitating new airplane leases, sourcing parts from companies based in Vietnam, working with the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) and Vietnam Airlines to provide on-the-job training as well as helping Vietnam integrate itself into the global aviation environment to meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.
Boeing’s mission is to deliver the most digitally advanced, simply and efficiently produced, and intelligently supported solutions to global customers. In 2019, Vietnam was approved through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales process for the acquisition of the ScanEagle unmanned aerial system. ScanEagle is manufactured by Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing.
Boeing has been providing pilot training to Vietnam Airlines with the industry’s best flight training by creating tailored training solutions. Boeing and Bamboo Airways held a signing ceremony in 2022 to mark renewals of four digital solutions, including Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro, Jeppesen Charts, Jeppesen JetPlanner4 with Weather, and NOTAM services across their entire fleet. These data-driven solutions will continue to help Bamboo Airways drive efficiency and reduce costs in their operations.
Boeing believes in contributing to the communities where we are engaged in and is committed to supporting important causes such as helping victims of human trafficking, improving education and healthcare as well as youth careers in IT through our work with community partners in Vietnam.
Boeing supports Kenan Institute Asia (KIA) Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) methodology which incorporates use of ICT in the classroom, project based learning methodologies and learning theory. The Boeing Enhanced Project–based Learning (Boeing EPBL) project will improve STEM education in Vietnamese schools by integrating project-based learning into the classroom context. The project focuses on improving science and math outcomes by focusing on teachers, while also engaging students and school leaders. The project has developed 10 master teachers and built the capacity of 74 educators who are now using high-impact practices to improve the learning and grow the 21st-century skills of nearly 4,500 students in Hanoi.
Boeing supports The Asia Foundation program to address high unemployment and to support young adults by providing resources in IT skills development. The long-term goal to help break down the aforementioned barriers faced by disadvantaged, unemployed youth by providing them with in-demand skills that are in short supply in Vietnam. The program has so far equipped 88 disadvantaged young people across Vietnam with 21st-century skills that will enable them to secure jobs in higher-skilled sectors leading to increased income and improved quality of life. 44% (40/92) of trainees completed the 3- to 6-month training courses in graphic design and other essential skills that will enable them to secure and sustain careers in the IT industry. 80% of trained graduates secured sustainable job placements, with 32/40 trained graduates actively applying for jobs.
Boeing has been supporting Hagar in Vietnam since 2008, impacted 479 beneficiaries across a wide range of service and 7,500 citizens through awareness raising campaigns. This program addresses the community needs of women and children vulnerable to be protected from human trafficking (HT), gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual abuse (SA) and for survivors to receive quality support and access to social services to heal and recover.
Boeing supports the Health Right International (HRI) project, which provides youths who are victims of illegal trafficking with trauma recovery and assistance for community reintegration. HRI works with the Research and Training Centre for Community Development (RTCCD) to run the program. Training program combines components of client-centred and problem-solving counselling, which recognize the impacts of individual and environmental factors on a child's health and wellbeing.