The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, telecommunications equipment, and missiles worldwide. The company also provides leasing and product support services. Boeing is among the largest global aerospace manufacturers; it is the second-largest defense contractor in the world based on 2018 revenue, and is the largest exporter in the United States by dollar value. Boeing stock is included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Boeing is incorporated in Delaware.
Along with Airbus, Embraer, and Bombardier Aerospace, Boeing is one of the world’s four largest aircraft manufacturers. In 2019, the Chicago-headquartered jet manufacturer did not manage to outperform its main competitor, Airbus: Boeing generated only 76.5 billion U.S. dollars in revenue, compared to the 78.9 billion U.S. dollars (or about 70.5 billion euros) generated by Airbus. The competition between Boeing and Airbus has been intense over the years. Between 2003 and 2018, both companies have been receiving a somewhat comparable amount of orders. This changed drastically in 2019. During that period, Boeing received almost five times less orders than Airbus.
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Boeing’s 737 aircraft series have emerged as the company’s best sellers.
Boeing was founded by William Boeing in Seattle, Washington on July 15, 1916. The present corporation is the result of the merger of Boeing with McDonnell Douglas on August 1, 1997. Then chairman and CEO of Boeing, Philip M. Condit, assumed those roles in the combined company, while Harry Stonecipher, former CEO of McDonnell Douglas, became president and COO.
The Boeing Company has its corporate headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Boeing is organized into five primary divisions: Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA); Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS); Engineering, Operations & Technology; Boeing Capital; and Boeing Shared Services Group. In 2017, Boeing recorded US$93.3 billion in sales, ranked 24th on the Fortune magazine “Fortune 500” list (2018), ranked 64th on the “Fortune Global 500” list (2018), and ranked 19th on the “World’s Most Admired Companies” list (2018).