Interior of the Boeing Everett Factory in 2013
|Founded||July 15, 1916|
|Stan Deal (President and CEO of BCA)|
|Products||737, 747, 767, 777, 787, Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)|
|Revenue||US$ 32.255billion (2019)|
|US$ −6.657billion (2019)|
|US$ 133.625billion (2019)|
|US$ −8.300billion (2019)|
Number of employees
|64,529 (January 1, 2020)|
|Parent||The Boeing Company|
|Footnotes / references|
Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) is a division of the Boeing Company. It designs, assembles, markets, and sells jet airliners and business jets (Boeing Business Jets), and also provides product-related maintenance and training to customers worldwide. BCA operates out of its division headquarters in Renton, Washington, and has more than a dozen engineering, manufacturing, and assembly facilities located throughout the U.S. and internationally. It includes the assets of the Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation, which merged with Boeing in 1997. As of the beginning of 2020 BCA employed almost 65,000 people.
In November 2016, Boeing announced that Ray Conner would step down immediately as BCA's president and CEO. He was succeeded by Kevin G. McAllister, who was the first outside recruitment in BCA history. McAllister was instructed by Dennis Muilenburg to triple revenue from aftermarket services from $15 billion to a target of $50 billion over 10 years, with a new purpose-built unit headed by Stan Deal. Keith Leverkuhn was the vice president and general manager of the 737 MAX program in March 2017 when it received certification.
McAllister was eventually ousted by Boeing in October 2019, in the midst of a company crisis following two fatal crashes of its 737 MAX jets. Stan Deal succeeded him in both of his positions. One insider called McAllister a "scapegoat" as he had only joined BCA during the later stages of the 737 MAX's development.
For all models sold beginning with the Boeing 707 in 1957, except the 720, Boeing's naming system for commercial airliners has taken the form of 7X7 (X representing a number). All model designations from 707 through 787 have been assigned, leaving 797 as the only 7X7 model name not assigned to a product.
For models 707 to 777, the full model number consists of an airplane's model number, for example 707 or 747, followed by a hyphen and three digits that represent the series within the model, for example 707-320 or 747-400. In aviation circles, a more specific model designation is sometimes used where the last two digits of the series designator are replaced by the two digit, alpha-numeric Boeing customer code, for example 747-121, representing a 747-100 originally ordered by Pan American World Airways (Boeing customer code 21) or 737-7H4, representing a 737-700 originally ordered by Southwest Airlines (Boeing customer code H4). Codes do not change for aircraft transferred from one airline to another. Unlike other models, the 787 uses a single digit to designate the series, for example 787-8. This convention was followed in the development of the newest version of the 747, the 747-8, along with the 737 MAX and 777X series.
Additional letters are sometimes appended to the model name as a suffix, including "ER" to designate an "extended range" version, such as the 777-300ER, or "LR" to designate a "long range" version, for example 777-200LR. Other suffix designators include "F" for "freighter" (747-400F), "C" for "convertible" aircraft that can be converted between a passenger and freighter configuration (727-100C), "SR" or "D" for "short range" and "domestic" (747-400D, 747SR), and "M" for "combi" aircraft that are configured to carry both passengers and freight at the same time (757-200M, 747-400M). Passenger aircraft that are originally manufactured as passenger aircraft and later converted to freighter configuration by Boeing carry the suffix "BCF" designating a Boeing converted freighter (747-400BCF).
|Aircraft model||Number built||Description||Capacity||First flight||Variants in production||Out-of-production variants|
|737||10,478||Twin-engine, single aisle, short- to medium-range narrow-body||85-215||April 9, 1967||737 MAX, BBJ, C-40, 737 AEW&C, P-8,||100, 200, 200C/Adv, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 700ER, 800, 900, 900ER|
|747||1,548||Heavy, four-engine, partial double deck, twin-aisle main deck, single-aisle upper deck, medium- to long-range widebody||467-605||February 9, 1969||8I, 8F, BBJ||100, 100SR/B, 200, 200F/C, SP, 200M, 300, 300M/SR, 400, 400M/D/F/ER/ERF, VC-25, E-4, YAL-1|
|767||1,135||Heavy, twin-engine, twin aisle, medium- to long-range widebody||180-375||September 26, 1981||300F, KC-767, KC-46, E-767||200, 200ER, 300, 300ER, 400ER|
|777||1,584||Heavy, twin-engine, twin aisle, medium- to long-range, ultra long-range (200LR), widebody||301-550||June 12, 1994||200LR, 300ER, Freighter, 777X||200, 200ER, 300|
|787||789||Heavy, twin-engine, twin aisle, long-range widebody||210-330||December 15, 2009||8, 9, 10, BBJ|
|2020||777X||New 777 series, with the lengthened 777-9X, and extra-long-range 777-8X. New engine and new composite wings with folding wingtips||Revealed 03/2019|
|2025-2027||Boeing NMA||Middle of the market, between the 737 MAX and the 787 Dreamliner, also meant to replace aging 757s and 767s|
|after 2030||Y1/737RS||Boeing 737 replacement|
The table below lists only airliners from the jet era.
|200 Monomail||1||Converted into the 8-passenger Model 221A|
|221 Monomail||1||Converted into the 8-passenger Model 221A|
|377 Stratocruiser||56||Civil development of the military C-97|
|720||154||Modified variant of the 707|
|717||156||Originally developed by McDonnell Douglas as the MD-95: an evolution of the DC-9 family.|
|727||1,831||Three-engine narrow-body jet|
|757||1,050||Narrow-body twin-engine jet|
Airlines commonly order aircraft with special features or options, but Boeing builds certain models specifically for a particular customer.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes employs more than 83,000 people under the leadership of President and CEO Ray Conner. The business unit's revenue in 2013 was a record $53 billion.
McDonnell Douglas Corporation's (NYSE: MD) shareholders voted today to approve the merger with The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA).