Boeing

The Boeing Company

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 90 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; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-enabled solutions; creating advanced technology solutions; and arranging innovative customer-financing options.

With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 159,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. More than 123,000 employees hold college degrees -- including nearly 32,000 advanced degrees -- in virtually every business and technical field from approximately 2,700 colleges and universities worldwide. Our enterprise also leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide.

Boeing is organized into two business units: Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Supporting these units are Boeing Capital Corporation, a global provider of financing solutions; the Shared Services Group, which provides a broad range of services to Boeing worldwide; and Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology, which helps develop, acquire, apply and protect innovative technologies and processes.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Boeing has been the premier manufacturer of commercial jetliners for more than 40 years. With the merger of Boeing and McDonnell Douglas in 1997, Boeing's leadership in commercial jets, joined with the lineage of Douglas airplanes, gives the combined company a 70-year heritage of leadership in commercial aviation. Today, the main commercial products are the 737, 747, 767 and 777 families of airplanes and the Boeing Business Jet. New product development efforts are focused on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and the 747-8. The company has nearly 12,000 commercial jetliners in service worldwide, which is roughly 75 percent of the world fleet. Through Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, the company provides unsurpassed, around-the-clock technical support to help operators maintain their airplanes in peak operating condition. Commercial Aviation Services offers a full range of world-class engineering, modification, logistics and information services to its global customer base, which includes the world's passenger and cargo airlines, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities. Boeing also trains maintenance and flight crews in the 100-seat-and-above airliner market through Boeing Training & Flight Services, the world's largest and most comprehensive provider of airline training.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) provides end-to-end services for large-scale systems that enhance air-, land-, sea- and space-based platforms for global military, government and commercial customers. In addition to designing, producing, modifying and supporting fighters, bombers, transports, rotorcraft, aerial refuelers, missiles, munitions and spacecraft for military, civil and commercial use, BDS is developing enhanced capabilities through network-enabled solutions, communications and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies. BDS also supports the U.S. government as a system integrator on several programs of national significance -- NASA's space shuttle and International Space Station programs, the Missile Defense Agency's Ground-based Midcourse Defense program, and the Army's Brigade Combat Team Modernization program.

Boeing Capital Corporation

Boeing Capital Corporation is a global provider of financing solutions. Working closely with Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security, Boeing Capital Corporation arranges, structures and provides financing to facilitate the sale and delivery of Boeing commercial and military aircraft, satellites and launch vehicles. With a year-end 2009 portfolio of approximately $5.7 billion, Boeing Capital Corporation 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.

Engineering, Operations & Technology

EO&T enhances Boeing's growth and productivity by driving technical and functional excellence across the enterprise. Its primary objectives are to support the company's business units by delivering high-quality, low-cost technical services in information technology, research and technology, and test and evaluation; integrated enterprise strategies that ensure technology is ready when needed, competitively protected and environmentally progressive; and highly disciplined and efficient engineering, operations and supplier management support that ensures program success. The organization pays particular attention to ensuring the success of development programs, and strives to attract, develop and retain a world-class technical and functional work force.

Shared Services Group

Shared Services Group allows business units to focus on profitable growth by providing the infrastructure services required to run their global operations. The group provides a broad range of services worldwide, including facilities services, employee benefits and services, staffing, recruitment, wellness programs, security, fire protection, site operations, disaster preparedness, construction, reclamation, conservation programs, virtual workplace, creative services, transportation, business continuity and the purchase of all non-production goods and services. It also offers comprehensive travel services to Boeing employees and manages the sale and acquisition of all leased and owned property for Boeing. By integrating services, Shared Services Group delivers greater value, creates "lean" processes and operations, leverages buying power and simplifies access to services for all of Boeing.

Creating value through discriminating financing solutions

Boeing Capital Corporation is a global provider of innovative financing solutions. Its primary mission is to support the other Boeing business units by arranging, structuring and/or providing financing to assist in the sale and delivery of Boeing products and services. A wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, Boeing Capital provides comprehensive customer financing support, primarily utilizing third-party financing, while aggressively managing risk and delivering strong financial performance.

With more than three decades of experience in structured financing, leasing, and complex restructuring and trading, Boeing Capital's team of seasoned professionals provides tailored financing solutions for commercial and military aircraft, satellites and launch vehicles. The company's US $4.5 billion portfolio is comprised of approximately 280 commercial airplanes, which include a broad range of newer, more efficient Boeing products.

Organization: Under the leadership of President Mike Cave, Boeing Capital has approximately 160 employees, located primarily at its headquarters in Renton, Wash. Additional U.S. offices are located in Los Angeles, California, and St. Louis, Missouri, along with international offices in Hong Kong and Moscow.

Boeing Capital offers the advantages of the strength and global reach of The Boeing Company, along with a team that has unrivaled understanding of the commercial aviation industry, expertise in creating tailored financing solutions and strong relationships with the financial community.

The business unit is divided into two operating groups: Aircraft Financial Services and Defense, Space & Security Financial Services.

Aircraft Financial Services: Assists commercial aircraft customers by arranging and structuring asset-based financing, managing technical assets, and providing a broad range of efficient financing solutions for Boeing Commercial Airplanes products and services. Expertise and product offerings include backstop commitments, operating leases, financing leases, sale/leasebacks, freighter conversion financing, long- and short-term financing, and senior and subordinated secured loans.

Led by Tim Myers, vice president and general manager, Aircraft Financial Services works closely with Boeing Commercial Airplanes customers to develop aircraft financing solutions. Working with commercial financial institutions, the group is proactively engaged with the U.S. Export-Import Bank and other export credit agencies to ensure availability of adequate and reasonably priced financing for developing customers and regions. Aircraft Financial Services is playing an integral role, along with the Aviation Working Group, in improving the global aircraft financing infrastructure and ratifying the Cape Town Treaty, which will improve the legal framework for international asset-based aircraft financing. The group also is actively engaged to enhance and expand the capital markets by managing a comprehensive investor outreach program that is capturing the financial community's requirements and ensuring that they understand the Boeing product strategy and the significant value discriminators that differentiate Boeing from its competition.

Defense, Space & Security Financial Services: While The Boeing Company has long been in the business of helping its space, defense and communications customers arrange financing, Boeing Capital's defense, space & security financial services unit was formed in 2000 to provide additional focus and expertise in arranging and structuring financing solutions for government and commercial customers around the world. Vice President Bob Gordon and his group work closely with the involved business unit to help arrange funding for satellites, military transports, tankers and rotorcraft. Specialized projects and programs include military-related products, international defense financing, private-public partnerships, project financing, launch vehicles, satellites and related space systems.

Commercial Airplanes

Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a business unit of The Boeing Company, is committed to being the leader in commercial aviation by offering airplanes and services that deliver superior design, efficiency and value to customers around the world. There are more than 12,100* Boeing commercial jetliners in service, flying passengers and freight more efficiently than competing models in the market.

Boeing traces its history to aviation pioneer William Boeing who, in 1916, built the company's first airplane, a seaplane for two with a range of 320 nautical miles (515 km). Since then, Boeing has defined the modern jetliner and introduced the twin-aisle cabin, the glass cockpit and countless other innovations. Today, Boeing Commercial Airplanes offers a family of technologically advanced airplanes, including one that can seat more than 500 and another that boasts the longest range in the world, at more than 9,300 nautical miles (14,966 km). Meanwhile, Boeing Commercial Airplanes and its global network of suppliers are hard at work building the airplanes of tomorrow, two nextgeneration jetliners that will set the standard for fuel efficiency, noise reduction and passenger comfort.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes employs about 70,000 people under the leadership of President and CEO James (Jim) F. Albaugh. The business unit's revenue in 2010 was $31.8 billion.

With headquarters in Renton, Wash., Boeing Commercial Airplanes has operations in more than a dozen cities and countries. The business unit comprises five airplane programs, VIP-derivative airplanes, extensive fabrication and assembly facilities and a global customer support organization.

Airplane Programs

The Boeing 737 is the best-selling commercial airliner in history with more than 8,800 orders, 6,600 of which have been delivered. The single-aisle jetliner, known for Page 2 being reliable, simple and economical to operate, dominates the market for short- to medium-range routes.

Updated in 1993, the Next-Generation 737 sports a new wing design, improved fuel capacity and improved aerodynamics, leading to greater range and speed. The Next-Generation 737 is offered in four versions with a seating capacity of 110 to 220 passengers.

The Boeing 747 , the original "jumbo jet" with its distinctive upper-deck profile, is among the fastest airliners in service. The four-engine airplane, with seating capacity of more than 400, has been crisscrossing continents for four decades.

Currently, Boeing mechanics are building a new and improved member of the 747 family. The larger 747-8 will offer the lowest operating costs and best fuel-efficiency of any large passenger or freighter airplane. At the same time, the airplane will set a new environmental benchmark with a substantially cleaner and quieter footprint than competitors in the large twin-aisle market.

The Boeing 777 is the flagship of airlines worldwide with its industry-leading reliability, unmatched twin-engine performance and spacious cabin. The 777 family boasts phenomenal range and allows operators to cover a broad range of intercontinental markets.

The 777 offers ample cabin space and multiple interior configurations, making it the Page 3 preferred plane for passengers in every class. Three-class seating in the passenger versions ranges from 301 to 368.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the family of new, super-efficient airplanes that brings big-jetliner comfort and economics to the midsize market. The 787 incorporates advanced composite materials, systems and engines to provide unprecedented performance levels, including a 20 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over existing small twin-aisle airplanes.

The 787-8 and larger 787-9 will serve the 200- to 300-seat market on flights as long as 8,500 nautical miles (15,750 km) in three-class seating. The first 787 made its inaugural flight in December 2009. The first delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2011.

The Boeing Business Jet is a high-performance derivative of the 737 that is designed for corporate and VIP applications. The platform gives the owner the flexibility to tailor an airplane for eight or 100 passengers. Boeing also offers VIP versions of the 747, 767, 777 and 787.

Commercial Aviation Services

With a 24-hour network and facilities around the world, Commercial Aviation Services (CAS) offers the broadest range of support products, services and integrated solutions in the aviation industry. From spare parts to pilot training, customer support to onsite technical advice, CAS helps airplane operators keep their fleets flying safely and efficiently.

Global Corporate Citizenship

Boeing prides itself as a corporate citizen committed to improving the quality of life in communities worldwide. Every year, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, its employees and its retirees contribute millions to charitable and community causes. In the United States, our focus is education; health and human services; arts and culture; and civic and environmental issues.

Major Boeing Commercial Airplanes Facilities

Renton, Wash. -- Commercial Airplanes Headquarters; 737 Manufacturing; Boeing Training & Flight Services

Everett, Wash. -- 747 Manufacturing; 767 Manufacturing; 777 Manufacturing; 787 Manufacturing

North Charleston, S.C. -- 787 Manufacturing

Seattle, Wash. -- Global Customer Support; Spares and Logistics Support; Maintenance & Engineering Services; Fleet Enhancements & Modifications; Flight Operations Support;Boeing Business Jets program

Auburn, Frederickson and Everett, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Winnipeg, Canada; Melbourne and Sydney, Australia -- Boeing Fabrication; Emergent Operations; complex precision machining; specialty production focused on advanced metal structures; tubes, ducts and reservoirs; integrated aero structures; electrical systems; interiors; composites; spares.

Overview

Boeing Defense, Space & Security combines manned and unmanned airborne capabilities, intelligence and security systems, communications architectures and extensive large-scale integration expertise across several diverse business areas.

A $32 billion business with 65,000 employees worldwide, Defense, Space & Security's strategy is to understand the enduring needs of customers and provide capability-based solutions to meet their rapidly evolving requirements. The strategy includes understanding the art of using current and emerging technologies to improve the capabilities of existing products and deliver new solutions.

Organization

Boeing Defense, Space & Security's success will continue to be driven by its ability to provide customers with the right solutions at the right time and the right cost. To effectively address future evolving requirements for capability-driven solutions, the business is organized around capabilities to further improve execution, reduce organizational complexity and improve competitiveness, helping to better serve customers and compete for and capture new business.

Boeing Military Aircraft

This business includes tactical and airlift aircraft, missiles, unmanned airborne systems, and surveillance and engagement programs.

Global Strike:

  • AH-64D Apache -- The AH-64D Apache is a multirole combat helicopter that features fully integrated avionics and weapons, plus state-of-the-art digital communications capabilities that enable real-time, secure transfer of battlefield information to air and ground forces. Apaches are in service with the U.S. Army and international defense forces around the world. Boeing will begin deliveries of the AH-64D Apache Block III to the U.S. Army in mid-2011. This newest version of the Apache features enhanced aircraft performance, joint digital operability, survivability and cognitive decision aiding, while reducing operations and support costs.
  • EA-18G Growler -- The EA-18G Growler is a variant of the combat-proven F/A-18F Super Hornet, and will fly the airborne electronic attack (AEA) mission. The EA-18G combines the capability of the Super Hornet with the Northrop Grumman Improved Capability III (ICAP III) AEA avionics suite. The U.S. Navy selected the EA-18G system to replace the EA-6B Prowler aircraft. The first EA-18G aircraft joined the U.S. Navy's fleet in June 2008, and reached initial operating capability in 2009.
  • F/A-18E/F Super Hornet -- The combat-proven F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is the cornerstone of U.S. naval aviation and the United States' most advanced multirole strike fighter in production today. Designed to perform both fighter (air-to-air) and attack (air-to-surface or strike) missions, the Super Hornet provides the capability, flexibility and performance necessary to modernize the air or naval aviation forces of any country. As of August 2010, Boeing has delivered 438 Super Hornets to the U.S. Navy. The Super Hornet Block II provides the warfighter with the newest advances in multi-mission capability and growth for decades to come in missions, roles and technology.
  • F-15E Strike Eagle -- The F-15E Strike Eagle is the backbone of the U.S. Air Force multirole fleet, with variants currently in production for the Republic of Korea and Singapore. The F-15E carries payloads larger than those of any other tactical fighter, and it retains the air-to-air capability and air superiority of the F-15C. It can operate around the clock and in any weather. Since entering operational service, the F-15 has a perfect air combat record, with more than 100 victories and no losses. Three other nations currently fly the F-15 -- Japan, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
  • F-15 Silent Eagle -- In March 2009, Boeing unveiled the F-15 Silent Eagle (F-15SE), a new F-15 configuration designed to meet the future needs of international customers. The F-15SE combines cost-effective low-observable technologies with flexibility for large and diverse weapons payloads. Features include redesigned conformal fuel tanks to allow for internal weapons carriage, and canted vertical tails improve aerodynamic efficiency, provide lift, and reduce airframe weight. The F-15SE also features the Digital Flight Control System, which improves the aircraft's reliability and reduces airframe weight, and an Advanced Electronic Warfare System working in concert with the Raytheon Advanced Electronic Scanning Array (AESA) radar.

Mobility:

  • C-17 Globemaster III -- The C-17 is the world's premier heavy-airlift aircraft and has proven itself as a versatile strategic and theater airlifter in every recent worldwide operation, from Operation Iraqi Freedom to humanitarian relief missions. Worldwide, there are currently a total of 209 C-17s in service. Boeing is under contract with the U.S. Air Force to design, build and deliver 213 C-17s through July 2011. Boeing has delivered 202 aircraft to the Air Force as of September 2010.There are 19 C-17s in service with five international customers. The RAF has acquired six and will receive a seventh in December, 2010; the Royal Australian Air Force and Canadian Defence Forces have each received four C-17s. The 12-nation Strategic Airlift Capability consortium---members of NATO and Partnership for Peace---received its three C-17s in 2009. Qatar, the first Middle East customer to order C-17s, received two C-17s in 2009 and holds options for two more. In January, 2010, Boeing and the United Arab Emirates announced that the UAE had agreed to acquire six C-17s in 2011 and 2012. In May, 2010, Kuwait submitted a letter of request to the U.S. government regarding the acquisition of one C-17. India is currently negotiating with the U.S. government for the potential acquisition of ten C-17s.
  • CH/MH-47 Chinook -- The CH/MH-47 Chinook is a medium-to-heavy-lift helicopter for intra-theater troop and cargo movement. It provides key capabilities to special operations forces from combat to disaster relief and is in service with the armed forces of nearly 20 countries worldwide. The new CH-47F provides advanced avionics for improved situational awareness for flight crews with an advanced digital map display and a data transfer system that allows storing of preflight and mission data. Improved survivability features include Common Missile Warning and Improved Countermeasure Dispenser systems.
  • U.S. Air Force KC-46A Tanker Program -- On February 24, 2011, the U.S. Air Force selected the Boeing NewGen Tanker to start replacing aging KC-135 aerial refueling tankers. The Air Force designated the new aircraft the KC-46A.The fixed-price contract is valued at over $3.5 billion and calls for Boeing to design, develop, manufacture and deliver 18 aircraft by 2017. The overall program for 179 tankers is valued at upwards of $30 billion. In the initial engineering, manufacturing and design (EMD) phase of the program, Boeing will deliver 4 aircraft to the Air Force for test and evaluation. Based on the proven Boeing 767 commercial airplane, updated with advanced technology, the KC-46A Tanker will allow the Air Force to deliver fuel to other aircraft in-flight, and transport cargo, passengers and patients. The KC-46A tanker will result in 50,000 jobs in the U.S, at Boeing and more than 800 suppliers in more than 40 states.
  • International Tanker Programs -- The KC-767 International Tanker provides unrivaled tanker capability and operational flexibility. Technology advances include a fifth-generation boom, second-generation remote vision system, new wing air refueling pods and hose drum unit, and a digital cockpit. Boeing has delivered four KC-767Js to Japan's Ministry of Defense. Boeing continues certification activity for Italy's KC-767A program.
  • V-22 Osprey -- The Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft capable of taking off and landing like a helicopter, but once airborne, its engine nacelles can be rotated to convert the aircraft to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight. It is capable of transporting troops and cargo using its medium-lift and vertical-takeoff-and-landing capabilities. In 2008, Boeing received a multiyear contract for 167 aircraft over five years. Five U.S. Marine Corps tiltrotor operational squadrons and one U.S. Air Force Special Operations squadron are active.

Surveillance and Engagement:

  • 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) -- The 737 AEW&C is a state-of-the-art system providing powerful airborne surveillance, communications and battle management. It can track airborne and maritime targets simultaneously and includes a self-defense capability, an advanced open system architecture and an identification friend or foe system.
  • Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) -- The E-3 707 AWACS represents the world's standard for airborne early warning systems. The E-3 fills the needs of both airborne surveillance and command and control (C2) for tactical and air defense forces. It provides a highly mobile, survivable surveillance and C2 platform. E-3 fleets are operated by the United States, NATO, the United Kingdom, France and Saudi Arabia. Japan operates a fleet of four E-767 AWACS aircraft.
  • P-8A Poseidon -- The P-8A Poseidon is a military derivative of the Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 designed to replace the U.S. Navy's fleet of P-3s. The P-8A will significantly improve the U.S. Navy's anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare capabilities, as well as armed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The Navy awarded Boeing a System Development and Demonstration contract for eight test vehicles. In 2008, Boeing began final assembly and testing of the first P-8A. The program's three flight test aircraft completed their initial flights in 2009, and the first test aircraft, T1, entered the Navy's formal flight test program in fourth quarter 2009 and ferried to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., on April 10, 2010 for completion of flight test.. In January 2009, the government of India selected the P-8I, a variant of the P-8A Poseidon, for its long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare mission. Under this contract, Boeing will deliver eight P-8I aircraft to India. Australia signed an MOU with the U.S. Navy in 2009 and will collaborate in Increment 2.

Missiles and Unmanned Airborne Systems:

  • Harpoon Block II -- An anti-ship missile featuring autonomous, all-weather, over-the-horizon capability, Harpoon Block II provides accurate long-range strike capability for land and ship targets.
  • Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) -- JDAM is a low-cost guidance kit that converts existing unguided free-fall bombs into near precision-guided weapons. The Boeing-funded laser-guided JDAM has been developed, and JDAM Extended Range is being demonstrated with an international customer. Boeing has delivered more than 200,000 JDAM tailkits.
  • Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile (PAC-3) -- Boeing provides the seeker for the PAC-3 missile, which defends against short- and medium-range threats with pinpoint accuracy.
  • Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) -- SDB is a 250-pound class, near precision-guided weapon launched from a fighter, bomber or unmanned aircraft that can destroy targets from a range of greater than 40 miles and penetrate more than three feet of steel-reinforced concrete with reduced collateral damage. The SDB system improves sortie effectiveness by enabling carriage of four weapons on a single aircraft station.
  • Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) -- SLAM-ER is a day/night, adverse weather, over-the-horizon, precision strike missile. SLAM-ER also is an effective, long range, network enabled, precision strike option for pre-planned and target-of-opportunity attack missions against moving and stationary land and ship targets.
  • A160T Hummingbird -- The A160T Hummingbird Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is a long-range, long-endurance, unmanned advanced rotorcraft. It features a unique optimum speed rotor technology that enables the Hummingbird to adjust the RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) of the rotor blades at different altitudes and cruise speeds.
  • ScanEagle -- A low-cost, long-endurance, autonomous unmanned air system, ScanEagle is used by military customers around the world to loiter over trouble spots and provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data or communications relay.
  • Integrator -- Integrator is an autonomous unmanned air system offering an industry-leading payload capacity to enable the capture of high-resolution imagery in day and nighttime conditions and/or the integration of a unique customer required payload package. In August 2010, The U.S. Navy selected Integrator for its small tactical unmanned air system (STUAS)/Tier II competition, to provide the Navy and Marine Corps with an easily deployable ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) capability.

Global Services & Support

Global Services & Support provides best-value mission readiness to its customers through total support solutions. Operating at 264 locations worldwide, this global business sustains aircraft and systems with a full spectrum of products and services, including aircraft maintenance, modification and upgrades; supply chain management; engineering and logistics support; pilot and maintenance training, and other defense and government services. GS&S offers a unique capability in the market, being able to integrate all elements of sustainment within a single organization.

Boeing Energy:

  • Boeing Energy is building the energy infrastructure for the 22nd Century by delivering customer value through proven technologies that are used by power providers to protect the energy grid against cyber attacks and equip them to vigilantly protect their infrastructure and serve their customers. Boeing Energy has leveraged its experience and expertise in developing and deploying large, secure, integrated networks for the military to create a smart grid solution that is scalable and secure. Boeing is applying 100 years of aerospace and defense expertise and experience to enable defense and civil customers to keep their operations and customers supplied 24 hours a day, seven days a week with affordable energy.

Defense & Government Services:

  • Defense & Government Services, an operating division of Global Services & Support, provides innovative, cost-competitive facilities management, field services, training services and logistics support to U.S. government customers worldwide. D&GS was launched in 2008 to sustain and expand Boeing business and better serve customers in the vast services sector. The division's activities include infrastructure management and operations support; aviation and logistics services; managed networks and communications; and a broad array of other engineering, training and technical services.

Integrated Logistics:

  • The Integrated Logistics division comprises a full array of coordinated logistics services that address the life cycle of aircraft and weapon systems. Online, real-time, integrated information systems provide reliability and demand forecasting, total asset visibility, maintenance information and field data to improve aircraft availability and reduce costs. This approach offers a single point of accountability during the service life of a product. As a result, mission effectiveness and readiness are improved while the total cost of ownership is reduced.

Maintenance, Modification and Upgrades:

  • The Maintenance, Modifications & Upgrades division operates at centers strategically located throughout the United States, providing high-quality, rapid and affordable aircraft services for military customers. One of these centers is co-located with an active Air Force base, while the others are housed at former military installations closed through the Base Closing and Realignment process. All contribute significantly to the economies of their respective communities. The Boeing philosophy is to work in close partnership with existing military depots, providing complementary capabilities for the nation's support infrastructure. Working together, our goal is to ensure readiness for the warfighter.

Training Systems and Services:

  • Training Systems & Services provides a full range of military training systems, support services and mission planning solutions for domestic and international customers to ensure the highest state of readiness. Award-winning training solutions encompass software, hardware, networked systems, and training centers for customized programs that enable students to train like they fight. More than 1,000 on-site instructors, training support specialists and courseware developers train warfighters for maximum readiness.

Network and Space Systems

This business includes information solutions; strategic missile and defense systems; network and tactical systems; satellites and other space and intelligence systems; and space exploration activities. Key programs include:

Argon ST:

  • A wholly owned subsidiary developing command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and combat systems that deliver critical, time-sensitive information to warfighters and decision makers.

Information Solutions:

  • Cyber and Information Solutions -- Boeing provides synchronized, integrated and responsive end-to-end cyber solutions by designing, integrating and operating cyber defenses on Department of Defense and other government agency platforms and networks. The company also operates and protects its own virtual private network, one of the world's largest. In addition, Boeing's rapid technology insertion labs and testing environments enable solutions that respond to new and emerging threats through system and software prototyping, experimentation, and test and evaluation.
  • Logistics Command and Control (LogC2) -- Tapestry Solutions of San Diego is a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing and forms the core of the Logistics Command and Control (LogC2) capabilities for Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Acquired by Boeing in 2008, Tapestry provides custom software development, system engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), field support, training, consulting, support services, and modeling and simulation to the U.S. military, other government customers and the private sector.
  • Mission Operations -- Mission Operations integrates, deploys, transitions, operates and sustains satellite ground systems across the intelligence community, Department of Defense, civil and commercial customers. Capabilities include operations and sustainment of advanced intelligence, navigation, communication, and space science systems such as Iridium Satellite Communications, the Global Positioning System and national security programs.

Strategic Missile and Defense Systems:

  • Airborne Laser Testbed (ALTB) -- Boeing leads the development of ALTB, a modified Boeing 747-400F aircraft incorporating battle management and beam control/fire control systems and a high-energy laser developed to detect, track and destroy all classes of ballistic missiles in their boost phase of flight. On Feb. 11, 2010, ATLB demonstrated the speed, precision and revolutionary potential of directed-energy weapons when it engaged and destroyed a boosting ballistic missile for the first time.
  • Arrow -- The Arrow weapon system is a ground-based system that protects Israel against ballistic missiles. Boeing and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) co-produce the Arrow system's two-stage interceptor. The Arrow II interceptor successfully shot down a ballistic missile target in an April 2009 flight test. The event marked the Arrow II's second intercept in two attempts, as well as its third successful flight test.
  • Directed Energy Systems (DES) -- DES is developing directed-energy weapon systems to address multiple defense needs:
    • High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator (HEL TD) -- The HEL TD program is developing a truck-mounted, high-energy laser weapon system that will destroy rockets, artillery shells and mortar rounds.
    • Free Electron Laser (FEL) -- Boeing is under contract with the U.S. Navy to develop the FEL weapon system, which will transform naval warfare in the next decade by providing an ultra-precise, speed-of-light capability and unlimited magazine depth to defend ships against new, challenging threats, such as hyper-velocity cruise missiles.
    • Laser Avenger --Laser Avenger integrates a laser on a Humvee-based Avenger system to destroy improvised explosive devices (IEDs), unexploded ordnance (UXO) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
  • Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) -- Boeing is the prime contractor for the GMD program, which includes developing, testing and deploying a ground-based system to detect, track and destroy long-range ballistic missiles in their midcourse phase of flight. GMD is the United States' only operationally deployed capability to defend against long-range ballistic missiles. In December 2008, the GMD team successfully completed a missile defense flight test that resulted in the intercept of a target warhead. This test, GMD's eighth intercept overall, was the most realistic and comprehensive to date and used an interceptor with the same design and capabilities as those currently protecting the United States.
  • Strategic Missile Systems -- Boeing provides engineering support and sustainment for the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System under a subcontract to Northrop Grumman. Boeing has played a key role in ICBM development, design, production and maintenance since Minuteman I was conceptualized in 1958. The company holds the distinction of being the only U.S. Air Force ICBM guidance system integration contractor for more than 50 years, not only on the Minuteman series of ballistic missiles but also on the Peacekeeper and Small ICBM.

Network and Tactical Systems:

  • Avenger Air Defense System -- Boeing developed and manufactures the U.S. Army's Avenger, a highly mobile, short-range air defense system that integrates the Stinger missile in twin launch arms for rapid firing from a Boeing-designed and produced gyro-stabilized turret. Since 1987, more than 1,100 Avengers have been manufactured and delivered with a total contract value of more than $700 million. In response to soldier requirements, Boeing has developed an open architecture based on a universal weapons interface concept that enables integration of a variety of weapons (missiles, rockets, guns, future weapons) providing multi-mission capability on a single platform. This concept allows rapid conversion, a robust weapons mix that compliments other systems, and provides the ability to match weapons with threats.
  • Brigade Combat Team Modernization -- Under the existing program, the Army will build a versatile mix of mobile, networked Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) that can leverage mobility, protection, and information to conduct effective operations across the spectrum of conflict. Composed of unmanned air and ground vehicles, unattended sensors, and linked by a cutting-edge mobile broadband network, the BCTM program will modernize Army BCTs with increased intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. The team expects to deliver the first brigade set of equipment to the Army in 2011.
  • Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) -- CSEL is the U.S. Department of Defense program of record for Joint Search and Rescue. CSEL is a lightweight radio that minimizes the search aspect of a rescue mission by providing recovery forces with precise geopositioning information and secure, over-the-horizon, and line-of-sight two-way data communications capability. Boeing has delivered more than 43,900 CSEL communications systems, strengthening joint forces' ability to reach and rescue isolated military personnel. Boeing recently received its fifth U.S. Air Force contract to produce an additional 2,424 radios for the joint services.
  • Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals (FAB-T) -- Boeing is the prime contractor for FAB-T, which will provide joint forces with a programmable multi-mission capable family of terminals that interface with different satellites and enable information exchange among ground, air and space platforms. The terminals in the first increment will support the Advanced Extremely High Frequency connectivity for the B-2, B-52 and RC-135 aircraft. The program also develops the replacements to the existing ground-fixed, ground transportable and airborne (E-4B/E-6B) Command Post Terminals and provides backward compatibility to the legacy Milstar EHF satellites. The program recently completed an Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) and expects to complete full capability terminal functional qualification in 2011.
  • Joint Tactical Radio System, Ground Mobile Radios (JTRS GMR) -- Boeing is developing the JTRS GMR software-programmable radio system for joint services providing secure, reliable, multi-channel voice, data, imagery and video communications for mobile military users. The U.S. Army will be testing the system as part of the Brigade Combat Team Modernization Network Integration Kits during the Network Integration Evaluation in June 2011.
  • Robotics Systems -- The division is developing robotic and autonomous navigation systems to allow warfighters to perform their missions more effectively and safely. Boeing, in partnership with iRobot Corporation, has developed a family of Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGV) that will provide military, civil and commercial users with unprecedented reconnaissance and secure, real-time intelligence capabilities. The robots in the SUGV 300 series family weigh less than 35 pounds and can perform difficult or high-risk activities (e.g., mine field and obstacle reduction, toxic industrial chemicals/materials reconnaissance, explosive ordnance disposal, etc.) without exposing humans directly to the hazard.

Space and Intelligence Systems:

  • Global Positioning System IIF (GPS) -- Boeing is under contract to build 12 GPS IIF satellites for the U.S. military's satellite-based radio navigation system that permits land, sea and airborne users to instantaneously and precisely determine their three-dimensional position, velocity and time 24 hours a day, under all weather conditions, anywhere in the world.
  • Commercial / Civil Satellites -- Boeing is under contract to build satellites to replenish and extend the global communications services of Intelsat and Inmarsat, two of the world's largest satellite services providers. For Intelsat, Boeing is building four 702MP satellites -- designated Intelsat 21, Intelsat 22, Intelsat 27 and a spacecraft yet to be named -- that will refresh and add new telecommunications capacity to Intelsat's global satellite fleet, distributing video, data and voice services from Asia and Africa to the Americas and Europe. Intelsat 22, scheduled to launch in 2012, will carry an Ultra-High Frequency government-hosted payload to provide service to the Australian Defence Force, and Intelsat 27 also will carry a UHF hosted payload serving the U.S. government and Intelsat clients around the world. For Inmarsat, Boeing is under contract for three 702HP satellites that will provide new services including maritime, aeronautical, and land mobile broadband communication services in the Ka-band for a wide variety of commercial and government users. Boeing also will provide L- and Ka-band capacity services to key users within the U.S. government through a distribution partnership with Inmarsat. Other satellite programs include two geomobile satellites for LightSquared, formerly known as SkyTerra LP, and NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, TDRS K and L.
  • Boeing Commercial Satellite Services -- Boeing Commercial Satellite Services (BCSS) was formed in 2011. BCSS develops innovative solutions for satellite customers by marketing commercial satellite telecommunications services to the U.S. government and other satellite users. The initial target market for BCSS is the U.S. government; future plans include teaming with commercial satellite operators to provide other types of customized communications capacity, including services to foreign governments.
  • Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) -- WGS offers greatly increased communications capacity, coverage and operational flexibility for the warfighter. The WGS program, which is comprised of six high-capacity communications satellites, is alleviating severe bandwidth shortfalls and reducing reliance on costly commercial SATCOM.

Space Exploration:

  • Boeing Launch Services -- Boeing works with commercial customers to match their mission requirements with the Delta family of launch vehicles. Delta is a highly reliable and accurate family of launch systems, with a full range of capability to launch satellites of up to 13,100 kg to geosynchronous transfer orbit. Boeing provides the Delta II vehicle with a 99 percent success rate and Delta IV with a 100 percent success rate for commercial customers through a contract with United Launch Alliance.
  • Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services (CAPPS) -- Boeing provides payload processing for the space shuttle, International Space Station, expendable launch vehicles and other payload programs at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Boeing employees provide technical, facilities and engineering support to ensure payload readiness for launch. The CAPPS team holds the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 certification, a global benchmark of an organization's commitment to understand and continuously improve its environmental performance. CAPPS recently received the George M. Low Award, NASA's premier quality and performance honor. The award recognizes large and small businesses that demonstrate excellence and outstanding technical and managerial achievements on NASA-related contracts.
  • Commercial Crew Development Project -- As part of the Commercial Crew Development Space Act Agreement with NASA, Boeing was recently awarded a $92.3 million in the second round of the program to further mitigate program risk and mature the system design of its Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft. Boeing is developing the system concepts and advance key technologies that are applicable to a capsule-based commercial crew transport system to the International Space Station. Under the first round of the program, Boeing successfully completed several risk reduction demonstrations and a System Definition Review.
  • International Space Station (ISS) -- As the prime contractor, Boeing is responsible for the design, development, construction and integration of the ISS and assisting NASA in operating the orbital outpost. Boeing built all of the station's major U.S. elements. Boeing also is responsible for integrating the systems, procedures and components of 15 participating countries in this worldwide enterprise. Today, Boeing performs much of the sustaining engineering for the ISS.
  • Space Shuttle -- Boeing is the major subcontractor to NASA's spaceflight operations contractor, United Space Alliance. As the original developer and manufacturer of the space shuttle orbiters, Boeing is responsible for orbiter engineering, major modification design, engineering support to operations, including launch, and overall shuttle systems and payload integration services.

Boeing Phantom Works

Boeing Phantom Works is responsible for capabilities-based development and capture of advanced programs in support of the three Boeing Defense, Space & Security businesses. To accomplish this, Phantom Works partners with Boeing Research & Technology, leverages enterprise innovation, and sources "best-of-industry" capabilities to deliver integrated, affordable solutions that meet customer needs and address emerging market opportunities. Its objective is to create and transition high-value opportunities that enhance Boeing Defense, Space & Security's core businesses and extend Boeing's market presence into new frontiers.

Phantom Works consists of four business elements:

Advanced Boeing Military Aircraft:

  • ABMA provides solutions for the transformational defense forces of the future. Programs include the Phantom Ray unmanned technology demonstrator; the HALE (High Altitude Long Endurance) unmanned Persistent ISR aircraft; pursuit of the Next Generation Bomber for the U.S. Air Force, and the Advanced Navy Strike Fighter weapon system for the U.S. Navy. Capability areas include Advanced Mobility Systems and Advanced Weapons programs.

Advanced Network & Space Systems:

  • AN&SS is developing next-generation network capabilities and space systems for defense and civilian applications. Program areas include Advanced Network & Tactical Systems; Advanced Information Solutions; Advanced Strategic Missile & Defense Systems; Advanced Space & Intelligence Systems; Advanced Integration Capabilities and Advanced Space Exploration. Capability areas include networked capabilities, space capabilities, and systems capabilities.

Advanced Global Services & Support:

  • AGS&S is responsible for driving the development of new businesses with innovative capabilities and transitioning those businesses to the appropriate business unit.

Strategy Development & Experimentation:

  • Phantom Works' Strategy Development & Experimentation element is designed to provide the world's premier family-of-systems experimentation capability and perform customer-focused operator-in-the-loop experimentation. The SD&E organization also provides network-enabling support to the enterprise and customers by coordinating and integrating the company's worldwide array of modeling, simulation and analysis resources as well as their related experimentation activities. Facilities include the Boeing Centers in Anaheim, Calif., Crystal City and the Virtual Warfare Center in St. Louis, The Boeing Systems Analysis Laboratory in Australia, The Portal (jointly with QinetiQ) in the United Kingdom, and a growing number of facilities that support customer requirements. The Boeing Laboratory Network (LabNet) connects company labs with government, commercial and civilian labs domestically and internationally.

Joint Ventures

  • United Launch Alliance (ULA) -- Formed in December 2006, ULA is a joint venture organization created to provide reliable, cost-efficient spacecraft launch services for the U.S. government. ULA combines the successful Boeing Delta and Lockheed Martin Atlas expendable launch vehicle programs to offer U.S. government launch customers a variety of launch vehicle and payload accommodation options. U.S. government launch customers include the Department of Defense, NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and other organizations. ULA program management, engineering, test and mission support functions are headquartered in Denver. Manufacturing, assembly and integration operations are located in Decatur, Ala., and Harlingen, Texas. Launch operations are located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., and at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • United Space Alliance (USA) -- United Space Alliance, established in 1995 as a Limited Liability Company equally owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, is a leader in space operations, offering extensive experience in space launch and recovery operations; mission planning and control; flight hardware processing; spaceflight training; on-orbit assembly, payload deployment and servicing; rendezvous/proximity operations and docking; large-scale integration and sustaining engineering. USA serves as NASA's prime contractor for the space shuttle and provides operations services for the International Space Station. USA employs more than 10,000 people in Texas, Florida and Alabama.

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