Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Infobox Company
company_name = Boeing Commercial Airplanes
company_type = Division
foundation = 1916, Seattle, WA
location = Renton, WA, USA
key_people = Scott Carson, CEO
industry = Aerospace
products = Commercial airliners
revenue =
operating_income =
net_income =
num_employees = 54,149
parent = The Boeing Company
subsid = Jeppesen
homepage = []
footnotes =

Boeing Commercial Airplanes is a unit of The Boeing Company, based in Renton, Washington consisting of the Seattle-based former Boeing Airplane Company (the civil airliner division), as well as the Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation. In 2006, Boeing was the world’s largest civil aircraft company in terms of orders, overtaking Airbus for the first time since 2000. President and CEO Alan Mulally led Boeing's civil aircraft arm, until he was nominated as CEO of Ford Motor Company on 5 September 2006. He was succeeded by Scott Carson.

Airplane numbering system

The Boeing numbering system for commercial airliners starts with the airplane's model number, e.g. 377 followed by a dash and three digits (two numbers) following the pattern Boeing xxx-scc. In general, since the Boeing 707, the model number takes the form of a 7 followed by a digit and then by another 7, e.g. 737.

The series number is a single digit (s), e.g. -200. The following two digits number (cc) is attributed according to the company to which the aircraft was first delivered. These two digits are called Boeing customer codes. For instance, a Boeing 767-300 delivered to Air Canada would take the designation "767-333" while a 777-200 delivered to American Airlines would take the designation "777-223". See List of Boeing customer codes for a more complete list.

Additional letters are sometimes used. These include, "ER" for an "extended range" version or "LR" for the "long range" version.

Current production

Discontinued aircraft


McDonnell Douglas and Douglas Aircraft Company

pecially built models

Although aircraft are commonly ordered with features or options at the request of the ordering airline, there are certain models which have been built specifically for the customer.

The Boeing 707-138B was a shortened fuselage, long range model only sold to Qantas.

The Boeing 757-200 Combi was a single example model built for Royal Nepal Airlines (later renamed Nepal Airlines), though the engineering design of the freight door was subsequently used when UPS was the launch customer for the 757-200PF several years later.

The 747SP production line was re-opened nearly four years after the supposedly final 747SP was built. One aircraft was built for the United Arab Emirates. The cockpit, unlike that of other 747SP, had a crew of two instead of three.

Douglas, prior to its merger with McDonnell, built the DC-9-20 for Scandinavian Airlines. This model combined the fuselage of the DC-9-10 with the wings of a DC-9-30. No other airline ordered the aircraft.

Concept designs

* Boeing 2707 - supersonic airliner, canceled
* Boeing 7J7 - high-efficiency propfan airliner, canceled and may later resume for Y1>
* Boeing 747-300 Trijet - high-efficiency trijet version of the Boeing 747-200, canceled
* Boeing NLA - double deck jumbo airliner, canceled
* Boeing Sonic Cruiser - near-sonic airliner, canceled
* McDonnell Douglas MD-12 - double deck jumbo airliner, canceled
* McDonnell Douglas MD-94X - high-efficiency propfan airliner, canceled
* Boeing Liquid Hydrogen (LH2) Airplane [cite web|url='s%20New%20Product%20Review.pdf
title=Boeing Current and Future Product Review
first=Edward L.
work=Presentation to Federal Aviation Administration Great Lakes Region 23 Annual Airport Conference
publisher=Boeing Commercial Airplanes


Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) is currently organized as:

*Airplane Programs
**Renton - 737, BBJ, P-8A Poseidon
**Everett - 747, 767, 777, 787
**Fabrication Division
**Global Partners
**Propulsion Systems
*787 Program
*Commercial Aviation Services

BCA subsidiaries:
* [ Aeroinfo Systems]
* [ Alteon Training] , formerly FlightSafetyBoeing
* [ Aviall, Inc.]
* [ Aviation Partners Boeing] , a 50/50 joint venture with Aviation Partners Inc.
* [ Continental Datagraphics]
* Jeppesen, formerly Jeppesen Sanderson.
* [ Preston Aviation Solutions]

Major facilities

* Long Beach, California (McDonnell Douglas aircraft assembly and testing)
* Seattle-Boeing Field, Washington (Flight testing for Boeing aircraft except McDonnell Douglas-designed aircraft)
* Seattle-Everett, Washington (747, 767, 777, and 787 "Dreamliner")
* Seattle-Renton, Washington (737 and former 707, 727 and 757)


ee also

*Competition between Airbus and Boeing
*List of civil aircraft

External links

* [ Boeing Commercial Airplanes page]
* [ BCA Order summary page] and [ BCA Orders and Deliveries report page]
* [ Facts & Facilities]
* []
* [ The Boeing fleet, pictures]

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