BOEING The Boeing Company is a major 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 State. Its stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Commercial airplanes The Boeing 787 on its first flight. Boeing has achieved several consecutive launches, beginning with the formal launch of the 787 for delivery to All Nippon Airways and Air New Zealand.

Rollout of the first 787 occurred (eu lieu) on July 8, 2007, with the first flight taking place on December 15, 2009. Boeing also received the launch contract from the US Navy for the P-8 Multimission Maritime Aircraft, an anti-submarine warfare patrol aircraft. Several orders for

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the Wedgetail AEW&C airplanes are expected as well. Boeing launched the 777 Freighter in May 2005 with an order from Air France. The freighter (le cargo) variant is based on the ? 200LR. Other customers include FedEx, Emirates Airline, and Air Atlanta Icelandic.

Boeing has achieved above projected orders for its 787 Dreamliner, outselling the rival Airbus A350. Boeing officially announced in November 2005 that it would produce a larger variant of the 747, the 747-8, in two models, commencing with the Freighter model for two cargo carriers with firm orders for the aircraft. The second model, dubbed (double) the Intercontinental, would be produced for passenger airlines that Boeing expected would place orders (commandes) in the near future.

Both models of the 747-8 would feature (caracteristique) a lengthened (allonge) fuselage, new, advanced engines and wings, and the incorporation of other technologies developed for the 787. Boeing has also introduced new extended range versions of the 737. These include the 737-700ER and 737-900ER. The 737-900ER is the latest and will extend the range of the 737-900 to a similar range as the successful 737-800 with the capability to fly more passengers, due to the addition of two extra emergency exits.

The record-breaking 777-200LR Worldliner, presented at the Paris Air Show 2005. The 777-200LR Worldliner embarked on a well-received global demonstration tour in the second half of 2005, showing off its capacity to fly farther than any other commercial aircraft. On November 10, 2005, the 777-200LR set a world record for the longest non-stop flight. The plane, which departed from Hong Kong traveling to London, took a longer route, which included flying over the U. S. It flew 11,664 nautical miles (21,601 km) during its 22-hour 42-minute flight.

It was flown by Pakistan International Airlines pilots and PIA was the first airline to fly the 777-200LR Worldliner. On August 11, 2006, Boeing announced an agreement to form a joint-venture with the large Russian titanium producer, VSMPO-Avisma for the machining of titanium forgings. The forgings will be used on 787 program. On December 27, 2007 Boeing and VSMPO-Avisma created a joint venture Ural Boeing Manufacturing and signed a contract on titanium products deliveries until 2015, with Boeing planning to invest $27 billion in Russia over the next 30 years. [41]