- Published: Friday, 11 October 2013 17:49
Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company.
It is the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft, with capabilities in rotorcraft, electronic and defence systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems.
Boeing employs over 1,300 people at numerous sites across the UK supporting both defence and commercial customers and the company is experiencing solid organic growth. Boeing celebrates 75 years of partnership with the UK in 2013.
With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 170,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries. 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’s long-standing partnership with the UK focuses on our employees, customers, suppliers and research partners. We add value across our network of relationships and Boeing’s enduring presence in the UK ensures that the company is an integral part of the UK’s aerospace and defence community. Research by Oxford Economics has found that a total of 55,700 UK jobs are supported by economic activity related to Boeing’s presence in this country.
Boeing has grown its workforce considerably in the UK in recent years and strives to remain an employer of choice for the UK workforce. The company’s strategy in the UK has been to grow organically. Our customers expect the highest standards of products, services and support. Boeing is committed to meeting the requirements of our UK customers.
The UK is a significant source of supply for Boeing and the company spends an annual average of $1 billion (around £630m) in the UK with more than 250 suppliers across the country.
Boeing UK has research relationships with universities in many parts of the UK. For example Boeing has partnerships with the University of Nottingham, the University of Cambridge and the University of Bristol. Boeing works with them to develop cutting-edge technology that delivers new and improved products for our customers around the world. At The University of Sheffield, Boeing is working with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to develop advanced manufacturing technologies that will help reduce the cycle time and cost of producing aerospace products while improving their quality and performance.
Boeing UK proudly supports education and environment projects such as The Schools Build a Plane Challenge in partnership with The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS ), The Prince’s Trust, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Flying Scholarships in collaboration with the Air League, The National Memorial Arboretum and The Earth Restoration Service. We contribute to global activities such as Earth Day and Boeing's Global Day of Service.
For more information please go to www.boeing.co.uk
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