The Boeing Company is a major aerospace and defense corporation, founded in 1916 by William E. Boeing in Seattle, Washington. Boeing has expanded over the years, merging with McDonnellDouglas in 1997. Boeing Corporate headquarters has been in Chicago, Illinois since 2001. Boeing is made up of multiple business units, which are Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA); Boeing Defense, Space &Security (BDS); Engineering, Operations & Technology; Boeing Capital; and Boeing Shared Services Group.
Boeing is among the largest global aircraft manufacturers by revenue, orders and deliveries, andthe third largest aerospace and defense contractor in the world based on defense-related revenue. Boeing is the largest exporter by value in the United State. Its stock is a component of the Dow JonesIndustrial Average.
The Boeing 787 on its first flight.
Boeing has achieved several consecutive launches, beginning with the formal launch of the 787 for delivery to AllNippon Airways and Air New Zealand. Rollout of the first 787 occurred (eu lieu) on July 8, 2007, with the first flight taking place on December 15, 2009.
Boeing also received the launch contract from theUS Navy for the P-8 Multimission Maritime Aircraft, an anti-submarine warfare patrol aircraft. Several orders for the Wedgetail AEW&C airplanes are expected as well.
Boeing launched the 777 Freighterin May 2005 with an order from Air France. The freighter (le cargo) variant is based on the −200LR. Other customers include FedEx, Emirates Airline, and Air Atlanta Icelandic. Boeing has achievedabove projected orders for its 787 Dreamliner, outselling the rival Airbus A350.
Boeing officially announced in November 2005 that it would produce a larger variant of the 747, the 747-8, in two models,commencing with the Freighter model for two cargo carriers with firm orders for the aircraft. The second model, dubbed (doublé) the Intercontinental, would be produced for passenger airlines that...