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The Boeing Company
Traded asNYSEBA
Dow Jones Component
S&P 500 Component
IndustryAerospace, defense
Predecessor(s)Pacific Aero Products Company
When it was createdSeattle, Washington, United States (1916)
People who started itWilliam E. Boeing
HeadquartersBoeing International Headquarters
Chicago, Illinois
, United States
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleJames McNerney
(Chairman & CEO)
Things madeCommercial airliners
Military aircraft
Space systems
Computer services
Money earnedIncrease US$ 68.735 billion (2011)[1]
Operating incomeIncrease US$ 5.891 billion (2010)[1]
ProfitIncrease US$ 4.018 billion (2011)[1]
Total assetsIncrease US$ 79.986 billion (2011)[1]
Total equityIncrease US$ 3.608 billion (2011)[1]
Employees174,225 (June 28, 2012)
SubsidiariesAviall, Inc.
Boeing Aircraft Holding Company
Boeing Australia
Boeing Canada
Boeing Defence UK
Boeing Store

The Boeing Company (how to say: /ˈboʊ.ɪŋ/ BOH-ing) (NYSEBA) is an American company which makes aircraft and defense items. The company was started in 1916 by William E. Boeing in Seattle, Washington. Boeing has grown to become very big. It bought its main rival, McDonnell Douglas, in 1997. Boeing moved its headquarters from Seattle to Chicago, Illinois in 2001.[2] Boeing is made up of many smaller parts. These parts are called divisions. The divisions are Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA); Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS); Engineering, Operations & Technology; Boeing Capital; and Boeing Shared Services Group.

Boeing is one of the biggest aircraft manufacturers in the world. It is the second-biggest defense contractor in the world as of 2011.[3]


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