Boeing in Brief

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. The company continues to expand its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family; designing, building and integrating military platforms and defense systems; creating advanced technology solutions; and arranging innovative financing and service options for customers.

With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 153,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. Our enterprise also leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide.

Boeing is organized into three business units: Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security; and Boeing Global Services, which began operations July 1, 2017.  Supporting these units is Boeing Capital Corporation, a global provider of financing solutions.

In addition, functional organizations working across the company focus on engineering and program management; technology and development-program execution; advanced design and manufacturing systems; safety, finance, quality and productivity improvement and information technology.

Commercial Airplanes

Boeing has been the premier manufacturer of commercial jetliners for decades. Today, the company manufactures the 737, 747, 767, 777 and 787 families of airplanes and the Boeing Business Jet range. New product development efforts include the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the 737 MAX, and the 777X. More than 10,000 Boeing-built commercial jetliners are in service worldwide, which is almost half the world fleet. The company also offers the most complete family of freighters, and about 90 percent of the world’s cargo is carried onboard Boeing planes.

Defense, Space & Security

Defense, Space & Security (BDS) is a diversified, global organization providing leading solutions for the design, production, modification, service and support of commercial derivatives, military rotorcraft, satellites, human space exploration and autonomous systems. It helps customers address a host of requirements through a broad portfolio that includes KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft, based on the Boeing 767 commercial airplane; AH-64 Apache helicopter; the 702 family of satellites; CST-100 Starliner spacecraft; and the autonomous Echo Voyager. Driven by the Boeing vision to connect, protect, explore and inspire the world through aerospace innovation, BDS is seeking ways to better leverage information technologies and continues to invest in the research and development of enhanced capabilities and platforms.

Boeing Global Services

As the leading manufacturer for commercial and defense platforms, Boeing is positioned to provide unparalleled aftermarket support for mixed fleets worldwide. Boeing Global Services delivers innovative, comprehensive and cost-competitive service solutions for commercial, defense and space customers, regardless of the equipment's original manufacturer. With engineering, digital analytics, supply chain and training support spanning across both the government and commercial service offerings, Boeing Global Services’ unsurpassed, around-the-clock support keeps our customers’ commercial aircraft operating at high efficiency, and provides mission assurance for nations around the world.

Boeing Capital Corporation

Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC) is a global provider of financing solutions for Boeing customers. Working closely with Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security, BCC ensures customers have the financing needed to buy and take delivery of their Boeing products. With a year-end 2016 portfolio value at approximately $4.1 billion, BCC combines Boeing's financial strength and global reach, detailed knowledge of Boeing customers and equipment and the expertise of a seasoned group of financial professionals.

    Corporate Governance

    The Boeing Company's business is conducted by its employees, managers and corporate officers led by the chief executive officer, with oversight from the Board of Directors. The Board's Governance, Organization and Nominating Committee periodically reviews the Company's corporate governance principles and current practices.

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    Boeing’s U.S. Footprint

    The Boeing Company – the world’s largest aerospace company and America’s largest exporter – assembles commercial airplanes and defense products and also builds aerospace components in the United States. Among Boeing’s 137,000 employees in all 50 states (as of January 2017) are more than 50,000 factory employees and more than 45,000 engineers.

    Boeing’s market success plays a key role in supporting high-value aerospace jobs across its supply chain and across the United States. In 2016 alone, Boeing paid nearly $45 billion to more than 13,600 businesses, supporting an additional 1.3 million supplier-related jobs in the United States. These businesses include suppliers for our commercial and defense production, non-production vendors and subsidiaries of companies to which Boeing made other payments.

    Employment Data

    Employment numbers include all full-time and part-time employees, contingent labor, employees on leaves of absence 90 days or less, and the workforce of our subsidiary businesses. Numbers are net of additions and reductions.

    Alabama Arizona California Missouri Oklahoma Pennsylvania So. Carolina Texas Washington Other Total
    3,062 4,655 13,441 15,740 3,392 4,633 6,869 4,768 71,829 32,744 161,133


    Commercial Airplanes Defense, Space & Security Global Services Corporate Total Company
    64,529 33,757 24,985 37,862 161,133

    Presence and Partnerships

    Dots are shown on the capitals of countries and regions that have one or more of the following Boeing elements: Employees, Suppliers, Operators and Technology / Technical Services Centers. Click on each entry below to see Boeing’s global presence and partnerships:


    Orders & Deliveries

    Revenue Recognition Accounting Standard ASC 606 Information
    During the first quarter of 2018, Boeing adopted a new revenue recognition accounting standard (ASC 606) which, among other things, imposes additional criteria for recognizing contracted backlog with customers beyond the existence of a firm contract to deliver. Apart from adding the table below and modifying the "ASC 606 Changes" line in the Net Orders table, this site has not been adjusted for the adoption of ASC 606, and reflects all orders for which we have a firm contractual commitment. As such, aircraft identified for a specific customer on this site may not necessarily contribute to the totals for backlog and/or other amounts included in our financial statements. The figures in the table for Total Unfilled Orders, ASC 606 Adjustment and Backlog include the orders, listed on this site, of Boeing Capital Corporation.

    737 747 767 777 787 Total
    Total Unfilled Orders 4,585 17 94 383 546 5,625
    ASC 606 Adjustment (187) (6) (26) (219)
    Backlog 4,398 17 94 377 520 5,406

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    Region and Country/Area Definitions

    Central America and Mexico
    Central Asia
    East Asia
    Middle East
    North America
    South America
    South Asia
    Southeast Asia


    • Algeria
    • Angola
    • Cameroon
    • Congo, The Democratic Republic
    • Côte d’Ivoire
    • Egypt
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Kenya
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Mauritius
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Reunion
    • Rwanda
    • Senegal
    • South Africa
    • State of Libya
    • Sudan
    • Tanzania, United Republic of
    • Tunisia
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

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    • Bahamas
    • Bermuda
    • Dominican Republic
    • Jamaica
    • Trinidad and Tobago

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    Central America and Mexico

    • Costa Rica
    • El Salvador
    • Honduras
    • Mexico
    • Panama

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    Central Asia

    • Afghanistan
    • Azerbaijan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Mongolia
    • Tajikistan
    • Turkmenistan
    • Uzbekistan

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    East Asia

    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea

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    • Austria
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Channel Islands (UK)
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Gibraltar
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Russian Federation
    • Serbia
    • Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Kingdom

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    Middle East

    • Bahrain
    • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    • Iraq
    • Israel
    • Jordan
    • Kuwait
    • Lebanon
    • Oman
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Syrian Arab Republic
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Yemen

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    North America

    • Canada
    • USA

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    • Australia
    • Fiji
    • Nauru
    • New Zealand
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Samoa

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    South America

    • Argentina
    • Bolivia
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Ecuador
    • Peru
    • Uruguay
    • Venezuela

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    South Asia

    • Bangladesh
    • India
    • Nepal
    • Pakistan

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    Southeast Asia

    • Brunei Darussalam
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
    • Singapore
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam

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    • Unidentified

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    Report by Customer

    Shows data for all past years for Boeing Commercial Airplanes' jet aircraft.

    • Customer: Details for the selected customer, sorted by model.
    • Country/Area: Details for the selected country/area, sorted by customer then by model.
    • Geographic Region: Summary of the selected geographic region, sorted by model.

    Report by Model

    Shows order and delivery counts for all past years for Boeing Commercial Airplanes' jet aircraft.

    • Current Models: Counts for the selected in-production model sorted by customer, then by Model Series.
    • Current Model Series: Counts for the selected in-production model Series sorted by customer.
    • Current Model Series: Counts for the selected in-production model series sorted by customer, then by Model Series.
    • All Model Series: Counts for the selected in- and out-of-production models sorted by customer, then by Model Series.
    • US Domestic/International by Model Series: US Domestic and International cumulative counts for all models.
    • US Domestic/International Orders: US Domestic and International Month-to-Date, Year-to-Date, and cumulative Order counts, by Model.
    • US Domestic/International Deliveries: US Domestic and International Month-to-Date, Year-to-Date, and cumulative Delivery counts, by Model.
    • Historical Orders: A matrix of orders for all models sorted by year.
    • Historical Deliveries: A matrix of deliveries for all models sorted by year.

    Report by Unfilled Orders

    Shows model order and delivery counts for customers who have ordered but not yet taken delivery.

    • Unfilled Orders by Model: Counts are sorted by model then by customer.
    • Unfilled Orders by Customer: Counts are sorted by customer then by model.
    • Unfilled Orders by Country/Area: Counts are sorted by country/area then by model.
    • Unfilled Orders by Region: Counts are sorted by region then by model.
    Report Type

    Recent Annual Orders

    Order Date Customer Model Series Orders