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The Boeing Company
Traded as NYSEBA
Dow Jones Component
S&P 500 Component
Industry Aerospace, defense
Founded Seattle, Washington, United States (1916)
Founder William E. Boeing
Headquarters ,
United States
Area served
Key people
James McNerney
(Chairman & CEO)
Products Commercial airliners
Military aircraft
Space systems
Computer services
Revenue Increase US$ 68.735 billion (2011)
Operating income
Increase US$ 5.891 billion (2010)
Increase US$ 4.018 billion (2011)
Total assets Increase US$ 79.986 billion (2011)
Total equity Increase US$ 3.608 billion (2011)
Number of employees
174,225 (June 28, 2012)
Subsidiaries Aviall, Inc.
Boeing Aircraft Holding Company
Boeing Australia
Boeing Canada
Boeing Defence UK
Boeing Store

The Boeing Company ( 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. 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.

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