Boeing in Brief
As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.
Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. The company continues to expand its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family; designing, building and integrating military platforms and defense systems; creating advanced technology solutions; and arranging innovative financing and service options for customers.
With corporate offices near Washington, D.C., Boeing employs more than 140,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. Our enterprise also leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide.
Boeing is organized into three business units: Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security; and Boeing Global Services. Supporting these units is Boeing Capital Corporation, a global provider of financing solutions.
In addition, functional organizations working across the company focus on engineering and program management; technology and development-program execution; advanced design and manufacturing systems; safety, finance, quality and productivity improvement and information technology.
Boeing has been the premier manufacturer of commercial jetliners for decades. Today, the company manufactures the 737, 747, 767, 777 and 787 families of airplanes and the Boeing Business Jet range. New product development efforts include the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the 737 MAX, and the 777X. More than 10,000 Boeing-built commercial jetliners are in service worldwide, which is almost half the world fleet. The company also offers the most complete family of freighters, and about 90 percent of the world’s cargo is carried onboard Boeing planes.
Defense, Space & Security
Defense, Space & Security (BDS) is a diversified, global organization providing leading solutions for the design, production, modification, service and support of commercial derivatives, military rotorcraft, satellites, human space exploration and autonomous systems. It helps customers address a host of requirements through a broad portfolio that includes KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft, based on the Boeing 767 commercial airplane; AH-64 Apache helicopter; the 702 family of satellites; CST-100 Starliner spacecraft; and the autonomous Echo Voyager. Driven by the Boeing vision to connect, protect, explore and inspire the world through aerospace innovation, BDS is seeking ways to better leverage information technologies and continues to invest in the research and development of enhanced capabilities and platforms.
Boeing Global Services
As the leading manufacturer for commercial and defense platforms, Boeing is positioned to provide unparalleled aftermarket support for mixed fleets worldwide. Boeing Global Services delivers innovative, comprehensive and cost-competitive service solutions for commercial, defense and space customers, regardless of the equipment's original manufacturer. With engineering, digital analytics, supply chain and training support spanning across both the government and commercial service offerings, Boeing Global Services’ unsurpassed, around-the-clock support keeps our customers’ commercial aircraft operating at high efficiency, and provides mission assurance for nations around the world.
Boeing Capital Corporation
Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC) is a global provider of financing solutions for Boeing customers. Working closely with Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security, BCC ensures customers have the financing needed to buy and take delivery of their Boeing products. BCC combines Boeing's financial strength and global reach, detailed knowledge of Boeing customers and equipment and the expertise of a seasoned group of financial professionals.
The Boeing Company's business is conducted by its employees, managers and corporate officers led by the chief executive officer, with oversight from the Board of Directors. The Board's Governance & Public Policy Committee periodically reviews the Company's corporate governance principles and current practices.