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Company nameThe Boeing Company
Company typePublic
IndustryAerospace, Defense
FoundedSeattle, Washington, U.S. (1916)
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleJames McNerney
(Chairman & CEO)
ProductsCommercial airliners
Military aircraft
Space systems
Computer services
Revenue(-) US$ 64.306 billion (2010)
Operating income(+) US$ 5.023 billion (2010)
Net income(+) US$ 3.307 billion (2010)
Total assets(+) US$ 68.565 billion (2010)
Total equity(+) US$ 2.776 billion (2010)
Employees164,495 (Apr. 28, 2011)
DivisionsBoeing Commercial Airplanes
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
SubsidiaryAviall, Inc.
Boeing Aircraft Holding Company
Boeing Australia
Boeing Canada
Boeing Defence UK
Boeing Store

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The Boeing Company (-enˈboʊ.ɪŋpron ) is an American multinational aerospace and defense corporation, founded in 1916 by William E. Boeing in Seattle, Washington. Boeing has expanded over the years, merging with McDonnell Douglas in 1997. Boeing Corporate headquarters has been in Chicago, Illinois since 2001. Boeing is made up of multiple business units, which are Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA); Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS); Engineering, Operations & Technology; Boeing Capital; and Boeing Shared Services Group.

Boeing is among the largest global aircraft manufacturers by revenue, orders and deliveries, and the third largest aerospace and defense contractor in the world based on defense-related revenue. Boeing is the largest exporter by value in the United States. Its stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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