Boeing – The Boeing Company

The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA ) The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) - one of the world's largest manufacturers of aviation, space and military technology. Headquartered in Chicago (Illinois, USA).

Boeing is the world's leading aerospace corporation and the largest manufacturer of passenger aircraft. In addition, Boeing develops and manufactures military helicopters., electronic and defense systems, rockets, satellites, modern information and communication systems. Boeing is a leader in missile defense, manned space flights and spacecraft launch services. The company also provides a range of various support and after-sales services for aircraft.

History

15 June 1916 the first flight of one of the two seaplanes B took place&W, built by William Boeing with the assistance of naval engineer George Konrad Westervelt, and 15 July 1916 The Pacific Aero Products Company was founded in Seattle by Boeing. 9 May 1917 the company was renamed Boeing Airplane Company. William Boeing attended Yale University, and then worked for a while in the timber industry, where he got rich and learned about wood structures, which proved invaluable for the subsequent development and production of airplanes.

During World War II, Boeing built a huge number of bombers. Many of the workers who worked at the time were women., whose husbands went to war. In the beginning of March 1944 production was expanded, и каждый месяц производилось более 350 самолётов. To prevent air attacks, the roofs of factories were covered with greenery and rustic items. During these war years, the main US aviation companies merged. The Boeing-designed B-17 bomber was also assembled at Lockheed Aircraft Corp.. и Douglas Aircraft Co., and the B-29 was also assembled at the factories of the Bell Aircraft Co. и Glenn L. Martin Company.

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Activity

The company produces a wide range of civil and military aircraft, being, along with Airbus, the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world. Besides, Boeing manufactures a wide range of military aerospace technology (в том числе вертолёты), conducts large-scale space programs.

Boeing has two large divisions:

  • Boeing Commercial Airplanes, civil aircraft construction;
  • Integrated Defense Systems, carrying out space and military programs.

The company's factories are located in 67 countries of the world. The company supplies its products to 145 countries of the world. Boeing has partnered with more than 5200 suppliers in 100 countries.

IN 2001 Boeing International was founded, which controls the work of the company in 70 countries of the world, except for the US market, where he is responsible for the development and implementation of the company's global development strategy. Determines and evaluates competitive advantages and opportunities in the host country for the development of intellectual resources and technologies, development of partnerships and business. Boeing International President (на середину 2008) - Shepard Hill

Performance indicators

IN 2007 year Boeing delivered 441 civil aircraft, of them 330 Boeing 737. According to the Boeing forecast, in 2008 480-490 aircraft will be delivered in the year.

Employed at the end 2008 years - more 162 thousand. human. The company's revenue in 2008 year was 60,9 billion dollars. (in 2007 году — 66,4 billion), net profit — 2,7 billion dollars. (4,1 billion)

Boeing in Russia

With 1993 the Scientific and Technical Center operates in Moscow (NTC), as well as the Boeing Design Center, leading scientific and engineering developments for the needs of the company. Especially for testing Boeing aircraft components at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after. проф. N. E. Zhukovsky (ЦАГИ) a unique test bench was built in the city of Zhukovsky.

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With 1997 of the year Verkhnyaya Salda Metallurgical Production Association VSMPO "Avisma", supplies 25 % titanium, used by Boeing for the production of civil aircraft.

With 2001 Boeing participates in the Sukhoi Superjet regional aircraft development program 100.

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