Boeing

United States

Contents

Company Profile

Boeing is widely regarded as the largest aerospace and defense company in the world. Boeing is primarily into manufacturing of commercial jetliners along with space, defense and security systems. Being among one of the top exporters from the U.S., Boeing supports the domestic airlines and other government customers from 150 countries having government ties with the U.S.

Specialized Boeing products include commercial airplanes, military aircraft, satellites, weapons, launch systems, electronic and defense systems, advanced information and communication systems along with performance based logistics and training.

Boeing is involved in the design, manufacturing, and sale of planes, rockets, rotorcraft, satellites, missiles, and comms gear. This company is currently divided into five different divisions and is consistently ranked on Forbes’ lists as being profitable.

 

Read more

Aircraft by Boeing

Aerial Firefighting

Boeing 747 Supertanker
Boeing 747 Supertanker

Price: $79 Million USD

Cargo Airplanes

Boeing 747-400F
Boeing 747-400F

Price: $270 Million USD

Boeing 747 8 Freighter
Boeing 747 8 Freighter

Price: $352 Million USD

Boeing 767 Freighter
Boeing 767 Freighter

Price: $185.4 Million USD

Boeing 777 Freighter
Boeing 777 Freighter

Price: $295.7 Million USD

Boeing 747-400 LCF Dreamlifter
Boeing 747-400 LCF Dreamlifter

Price: $261 Million USD

Fighter Jets

Boeing EA 18G Growler
Boeing EA 18G Growler

Price: $68.2 Million USD

Boeing F-18 Hornet
Boeing F-18 Hornet

Price: $41 Million USD

Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet

Price: $66.9 Million USD

Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle
Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle

Price: $105 Million USD

Future

Boeing 2018 Bomber
Boeing 2018 Bomber

Price: $995 Million USD

Heavy Business Jets

Boeing BBJ2 737-800
Boeing BBJ2 737-800

Price: $75 Million USD

Boeing BBJ3 737-900ER
Boeing BBJ3 737-900ER

Price: $90 Million USD

Boeing 747-8 VIP
Boeing 747-8 VIP

Price: $310 Million USD

Boeing 777 VIP
Boeing 777 VIP

Price: $280 Million USD

Boeing BBJ 787-800
Boeing BBJ 787-800

Price: $160 Million USD

Boeing BBJ
Boeing BBJ

Price: $65 Million USD

Boeing BBJ MAX 7
Boeing BBJ MAX 7

Price: $91.2 Million USD

Boeing Business Jet
Boeing Business Jet

Price: $70 Million USD

New Air Force One
New Air Force One

Price: $390 Million USD

Jumbo Passenger Jets

Boeing 747-100
Boeing 747-100

Price: $146.7 Million USD

Boeing 747-200
Boeing 747-200

Price: $39 Million USD

Boeing 747-300
Boeing 747-300

Price: $83 Million USD

Boeing 747-400
Boeing 747-400

Price: $240 Million USD

Boeing 747-400ER
Boeing 747-400ER

Price: $266.5 Million USD

Boeing 747-8
Boeing 747-8

Price: $351.4 Million USD

Boeing 747SP
Boeing 747SP

Price: $24 Million USD

Boeing 777-200ER
Boeing 777-200ER

Price: $258.8 Million USD

Boeing 777-200LR
Boeing 777-200LR

Price: $291.2 Million USD

Boeing 777-300
Boeing 777-300

Price: $279 Million USD

Boeing 777-300ER
Boeing 777-300ER

Price: $315 Million USD

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Price: $275 Million USD

Boeing 787-3
Boeing 787-3

Price: $146 Million USD

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Price: $243.6 Million USD

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Price: $206.8 Million USD

Mid Size Passenger Jets

Boeing 707
Boeing 707

Price: $150 Million USD

Boeing 727
Boeing 727

Price: $95 Million USD

Boeing 737-100
Boeing 737-100

Price: $3.7 Million USD

Boeing 737-200
Boeing 737-200

Price: $5.2 Million USD

Boeing 737-500
Boeing 737-500

Price: $31 Million USD

Boeing 737-600
Boeing 737-600

Price: $57 Million USD

Boeing 737-700
Boeing 737-700

Price: $74.8 Million USD

Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800

Price: $89.2 Million USD

Boeing 737-900ER
Boeing 737-900ER

Price: $94.6 Million USD

Boeing 737 Convertible
Boeing 737 Convertible

Price: $63 Million USD

Boeing 737 MAX 7
Boeing 737 MAX 7

Price: $99.7 Million USD

Boeing 757-300
Boeing 757-300

Price: $100 Million USD

Boeing 757-200
Boeing 757-200

Price: $65 Million USD

Boeing 767-200
Boeing 767-200

Price: $160.2 Million USD

Boeing 767-300
Boeing 767-300

Price: $182.8 Million USD

Boeing 767-400
Boeing 767-400

Price: $200.8 Million USD

Military Transport Planes

Boeing C-40A Clipper
Boeing C-40A Clipper

Price: $70 Million USD

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

Price: $218 Million USD

Prices of Boeing Airplanes in 2019

Prices of Boeing aircraft in 2019
Prices of Boeing aircraft in 2019

History

Founded in 1916 in Seattle Washington, Boeing was started by William E. Boeing. He was an American timber salesman who founded Aero Products Company. In 1917, this company was renamed Boeing Airplane Company. William Boeing then formed Boeing Airplane & Transport Corporation in 1928, which was then renamed in 1929 as the United Aircraft and Transport Corporation.

This company was renamed after acquiring a few aircraft makers and in 1931 merged four of its smaller airlines into United Airlines. The creation of aircraft was separated from air transportation in 1934, giving rise to Boeing Airline Corporation.

boeing history
Boeing B-29

Modern Era

The company is currently the largest aerospace company in the world. It is the biggest manufacturing exporter in America and supports airlines in more than 150 different countries.

Boeing is organized into three different units: Boeing Global Services, Defense, Space & Security, and Commercial Airplanes. The supporting unit for these three units is Boeing Capital Corporation, which provides financing solutions.

The commercial airplanes are some of the most popular in the world. Boeing has been known for making premier commercial jetliners for years. They have more than 10,000 Boeing commercial jetliners in service around the world, which makes up almost half of the entire world’s fleet.

Notable Events

2018 was full of crises for Boeing and their future in 2019 has been rocky, as well. They are currently trying to regain trust after the deaths of more than 300 passengers in two 737 MAX crashes.

Crashes

Even though Boeing is committed to being as safe as possible and producing aircrafts that are high quality and held to high standards, they have had a number of recent crashes and accidents. The 737 family of airliners are known for experiencing problems.

Even though this is the best-selling commercial jet ever, there are some problems that have occurred, as recently as in 2019.

On May 3, 2019, a 737 Next Generation skidded off of a runway into a river while trying to land during a storm. There were injuries, but no fatalities.

March 10, 2019 a 737 MAX flight crashed just six minutes after taking off. The plan was only four months old at the time, but all 157 people who were aboard were killed. Many aviation authorities around the world grounded the 737 MAX in response.

Boeing FAQ

Where Is Boeing Based?

Currently, Boeing is based in Chicago, Illinois; however, they have more than 153,000 employees across more than 65 countries worldwide. The end result is a highly talented and diverse workforce.

Where Are Boeing Planes Made?

While some of the pieces for Boeing planes are delivered from farther away, the actual assembly of the airplanes occurs in Everett, Washington, at the Boeing Everett Factory. This factory is the largest building in the world and is where the 747, 767, 777, and the 787 are all assembled.

Plans for this factory were first announced in 1966. The company began offering tours of the factory in 1968 when they first introduced the 747. On the sight of the factory there are several cafes, as well as a credit union branch for employees.

The Everett Factory employs more than 30,000 people. It is large enough to demand its own fitness center, coffee shop, daycare, security team, and even a fire department.

Boeing also has other manufacturing facilities, even though the Everett Factory is the largest. Their other facilities include Boeing Field, Boeing Plant 1, Boeing Plant 2, Boeing Renton Factory, Boeing South Carolina, Michoud Assembly Facility, and the United States Air Force Plant 42.

What Else Does Boeing Manufacture?

In addition to making airplanes, Boeing also manufactures missiles, comms gear, rotorcraft, satellites, and rockets. They provide support and leasing services throughout the world.

They are one of the largest of all global aerospace manufacturers.

How Many Employees Does Boeing Have?

As of January, 2018, Boeing employed 153,027 employees. They have the most employees in their Boeing Commercial Airplanes division, with a total of 63,715 employees. The Boeing Defense, Space & Security division has 36,742 employees, there are 29,520 corporate employees, and 23,050 people employed in global services.

Who Owns Boeing?

There are four people who have the most control over Boeing as they have the largest shares in the company. W. James McNerney, Jr. was the president, chairman, and CEO of Boeing until he retired in 2016. He currently owns 437,689 shares of this company.

Another major shareholder is Kevin G. McAllister. He has been the CEO and president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and executive VP of The Boeing Company since late 2016. He currently holds 141,222 shares of Boeing.

The other two main shareholders are Gregory D. Smith and Dennis A. Muilenburg, who own 139,501 and 130,001 shares, respectively.

Who Is the CEO of Boeing?

Dennis A. Muilenburg is the current CEO, president, and chairman of the board of The Boeing Company. He became the president in December 2013, the chief executive officer in July 2015, and the chairman in March 2016.

He originally started working for Boeing in 1985 where he worked in both engineering and program management for defense and commercial airplanes.


Articles about Boeing

Boeing vs Airbus: Which is Better & Who is Winning?