The Boeing Company
Type Public
Traded as NYSEBA

Dow Jones Industrial Average Component S&P 500 Component

Industry AerospaceDefense
Founded Seattle, Washington, U.S. (1916)
Founder(s) William Boeing
Headquarters Boeing International Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Area served Worldwide
Key people James McNerney

(Chairman & CEO)

Products Commercial airliners

Military aircraft Munitions Space systems Computer services

Revenue  US$81.70 billion (2012)[1]
Operating income  US$6.31 billion (2012)[1]
Profit  US$3.90 billion (2012)[1]
Total assets  US$88.90 billion (2012)[1]
Total equity  US$5.96 billion (2012)[1]
Employees 171,700 (2012)[1]
Divisions Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Defense, Space & Security


Subsidiaries Aviall, Inc.

CDG Jeppesen Boeing Aircraft Holding Company Boeing Australia Boeing Canada Boeing Defence UK Boeing Store Narus Spectrolab


The Boeing Company (/ˈb.ɪŋ/ boh-ing) (NYSEBA) is an American multinational aerospace and defense corporation. Founded in 1916 by William E. Boeing in Seattle, Washington, the company has expanded over the years, and merged with McDonnell Douglas in 1997. Boeing moved its corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago, Illinois, in 2001.[2] 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, and the second largest aerospace & defense contractor in the world based on defense-related revenue from 2011.[3] The company is the largest exporter by value in the U.S.,[4] and its stock is a component of theDow Jones Industrial Average.


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