Boeing

Our Presence

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Boeing’s history with Europe goes back to Wilhelm Böing, father of company founder Bill Boeing, who was born in Hohenlimburg, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1868. In 1916, Bill Boeing established a company that has become the world’s leading aviation and aerospace enterprise and a global industry icon.

Boeing has been a part of the European aerospace community for many decades. A European heritage and global perspective are key tenets of our active local presence and remain at the root of our contribution to Europe’s economic and technological growth.

Through its presence in key cities across the region, the company is building mutually beneficial relationships with European stakeholders and decision-makers to advance the interests of aerospace and defence as a global industry and to underscore the vital contribution to European competitiveness and growth.

By the Numbers

Boeing directly employs over 4,000 people in 19 European countries.

Boeing directly employs over 4,000 people in 19 European countries.

Boeing directly employs 4,000 people in 19 European countries. The company has delivered 4.500 commercial aircraft to more than 125 European customers in the last six decades and Boeing’s advanced defence platforms are in service with 23 European armed forces. The impact on Europe’s growth is even wider: Boeing commercial and defence programmes support more than 136.000 highly skilled jobs in Europe.

In 2015, Boeing sourced more than €7.8 billion in airplane components and assemblies from tier 1 European based companies and hundreds of European suppliers participate in key Boeing commercial aviation and defence programmes.

On top of the European supply and employment base, Boeing has a dedicated organization called Boeing Research & Technology-Europe, with local presence in Madrid and Munich. BR&T-Europe is a key technology integrator collaborating with more than 47 universities, 20 research centers, 5 airlines and over 200 industry partners in 25 countries.

Boeing in Europe

Feature Stories

Boeing and the Andalusia Government foster Supply Chain cooperation

Boeing and the Andalusia Government foster Supply Chain cooperation

March 28, 2017 in Boeing Spain

Boeing and Extenda host close to twenty companies from the Andalusian aerospace cluster in the first Spanish Supplier event held in Seattle

 

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Ninth Boeing-Built Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite to Expand Military Communications Capabilities for U.S., Allies

Ninth Boeing-Built Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite to Expand Military Communications Capabilities for U.S., Allies

March 18, 2017 in News

The communications satellite will increase interoperability among the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and New Zealand.

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Boeing and UmbraGroup join forces with Retake to promote environmental awareness among school children

Boeing and UmbraGroup join forces with Retake to promote environmental awareness among school children

March 7, 2017 in News

The 2016-2017 edition of the “Svitati per l’Ambiente” educational project was launched in Milan on March 7th to present the national Social Responsibility project for Italian primary schools.

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Boeing Expands Production with Investment in New UK Site and US Facility

Boeing Expands Production with Investment in New UK Site and US Facility

February 24, 2017 in Boeing UK

Actuation work to be placed at Boeing Sheffield and Boeing Portland

 

 

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Boeing, Travel Service Finalize Order for Five Additional 737 MAXs

Boeing, Travel Service Finalize Order for Five Additional 737 MAXs

January 4, 2017 in News

Czech airline to receive 30 direct purchased and leased 737 MAX airplanes starting in 2018

 

 

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Boeing T-X Completes First Flight, Validates Design for Air Force Requirements

Boeing T-X Completes First Flight, Validates Design for Air Force Requirements

December 20, 2016 in News

Milestone proves the aircraft’s low risk, maturity and safety

 

 

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Dials to Digital: Boeing delivers NATO AWACS flight deck upgrade

Dials to Digital: Boeing delivers NATO AWACS flight deck upgrade

December 13, 2016 in News

Boeing’s upgrades from an analog to digital flight deck enhance NATO’s Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft

 

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Boeing, AerCap Celebrate Delivery of Air France’s First 787

Boeing, AerCap Celebrate Delivery of Air France’s First 787

December 2, 2016 in Boeing France

Airplane is 50th Dreamliner for AerCap, 500th 787 to roll off Boeing production lines

 

 

 

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Boeing in the EU

European Union flags.

Boeing has been a part of the European aerospace community for almost 80 years, contributing to and benefiting from the region’s tradition of innovation and excellence.

The Boeing Brussels office, led by Brian Moran, vice president of Government Affairs for Boeing Europe, represents the company to the institutions of the EU and NATO.

Boeing works together with the European Union, European governments, research and development entities, international agencies and regulatory bodies to strengthen the role of aerospace in Europe and in the global economy. The company also collaborates with them on issues of mutual interest, such as:

Boeing Europe Leaders

Sir Michael Arthur, president of Boeing Europe and Managing Director of Boeing UK & Ireland, and his team of leaders, manage the company’s European strategy and operations to drive business growth across the region.

Our European Legacy

Boeing in Europe - Key Milestones 1934 –1944

Boeing in Europe - Key Milestones 1946 – 1966

Boeing in Europe - Key Milestones 1969 – 1975

Boeing in Europe - Key Milestones 1985 – 1994

Boeing in Europe - Key Milestones 1996 – 2001

Boeing in Europe - Key Milestones 2002 – 2006

Boeing in Europe - Key Milestones 2008 – 2011

Boeing in Europe - Key Milestones 2012 – 2015

Boeing in Europe – Key Milestones 2016 and Beyond

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