Boeing Commercial Airplanes

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Private
(division of The Boeing Company)
Industry Aviation
Founded 15 July 1916; 100 years ago (1916-07-15)
Founder William Boeing
Headquarters Renton, Washington, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Raymond Conner, President and CEO
Products 737, 747, 767, 777, 787, Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)
Services Maintenance, Training
Revenue US$60 billion (FY 2014[1])
Number of employees
83,347
Parent The Boeing Company
Website boeing.com/commercial/
Footnotes / references
[2]

Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) designs, assembles, markets and sells jet airliners and business jets (Boeing Business Jets); it also provides product-related maintenance and training to customers worldwide.[3] A business division of parent Boeing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes operates from division headquarters in Renton, Washington, with more than one dozen engineering, manufacturing, and assembly facilities located throughout the U.S. and internationally.[2] Boeing Commercial Airplanes includes the assets of the Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation, which merged with Boeing in 1997.[4] The current President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes is Raymond Conner, the former head of Sales, Marketing and Services.

Products[edit]

Model naming convention[edit]

For all models sold beginning with the Boeing 707 in 1957, Boeing's naming system for commercial airliners has taken the form of 7X7. All model designations from 707 through 787 have been assigned, leaving 797 as the only 7X7 model name not assigned to a product.

For model numbers in the 707 to 777 range, the model number consists of an airplane's model number, for example 707 or 747, followed by a dash 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). 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. The 747 is the only model to use both the triple and single-digit designations (i.e., the 747-200, the 747-400, and the 747-8).

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) 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 in production or development[edit]

Product list and details
Aircraft model Number built[5] Description Capacity First flight Variants in production Out-of-production variants
737 8,880 Twin‑engine, single aisle, short- to medium-range narrow-body 85–215 April 9, 1967 700, 800, 900ER, BBJ, C-40, 737 AEW&C, P-8 100, 200, 200C, 200 Adv, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700ER, 900[6]
747 1,520 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, 100B, 200, 200F, 200C, SP, 200M, 300, 300M, 300SR, 400, 400M, 400D, 400F, 400ER, 400ERF, VC-25, E-4, YAL-1
767 1,083 Heavy, twin-engine, twin aisle, medium- to long-range widebody 180–375 September 26, 1981 300F, KC-767, KC-46 200, 200ER, 300, 300ER, 400ER,[7] E-767
777 1,367 Heavy, twin-engine, twin aisle, medium- to long-range, ultra long-range (200LR), widebody 301–550 June 12, 1994 300ER, Freighter[8] 200, 200ER, 200LR, 300
787 370 Heavy, twin-engine, twin aisle, long-range widebody 210–330[9] December 15, 2009 8, 9,[10] 10, BBJ[11]
Future airliner models
Expected
EIS
Type Description Notes
2017 737 MAX A new 737 series based on 737NG with new engines
2020 777X New 777 series, with the lengthened 777-9X, and extra long range 777-8X. It has a new engine, and new composite wings with folding wingtip
Y1/737RS Code name for the Boeing 737 and 757-200 replacement project
Y3 Code name for the Boeing 747 and 777-300 replacement project

Orders and deliveries[edit]

The table below lists only airliners from the jet era.

Aircraft Orders Deliveries Unfilled
707
1010
1010
717
155
155
720
154
154
727
1831
1831
737 Original
1144
1144
737 Classic
1988
1988
737 NG
7128
5961
1167
737 MAX
3218
3218
747
1418
1418
747-8
125
104
21
757
1049
1049
767
1170
1088
82
777
1587
1412
175
777X
306
306
787
1155
431
724
Totals
23,284
17,591
5,693

Data from Boeing through end of June 2016[12]

Discontinued aircraft[edit]

Aircraft
model
Number
built
Notes
1 2
6 1
6D 2
7
8 1
40 84
64 1
80 16
81 2
95 25
200 Monomail 1 Converted into Model 221A as 8-passenger airliner
203 7
204 7
221 Monomail 1 Converted into Model 221A as 8-passenger airliner
247 75
307 Stratoliner 10
314 Clipper 12
367-80 1
377 Stratocruiser 56 Civil development of the military C-97
707 1,010
720 154 Modified variant of the 707
717 156 Twin-engine narrow body jet, originally named MD-95 that evolved from the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 family
727 1,832 Three-engine narrow body jet
757 1,050 Narrow body twin-engine jet

Gallery[edit]

Specialty and other aircraft[edit]

Airlines commonly order aircraft with special features or options, but Boeing builds certain models specifically for a particular customer.

  • The Boeing 707-138B was a shortened-fuselage, long-range model only sold to Qantas.
  • The Boeing 757-200M was a single-example model built for Royal Nepal Airlines (now called Nepal Airlines). This plane could be converted between passenger and freighter configuration. It was launched by Royal Nepal Airlines in 1986 and delivered two years later.
  • Boeing 747
  • Boeing was a consultant to Sukhoi on the Russian Regional Jet program that subsequently became the Sukhoi Superjet 100 twin-engine narrowbody airliner.

Concepts[edit]

Airfoils[edit]

  • Boeing 103 - used on Model 40 and F2B
  • Boeing 103A - used on F2B and F3B
  • Boeing 106 - used on Model 80, P-12, Monomail, Model 226
  • Boeing 106B - used on Model 95, Model 247D, P-12
  • Boeing 106R - used on various Beriev models
  • Boeing 109 - used on Model 95 and P-26
  • Boeing 117 - used on XPBB, B-29 and derivatives (307, 367, 377), all Aero Spacelines models, Tupolev Tu-4, Tu-70, Tu-75, Tu-80.

Organization[edit]

Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) is 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:

Major facilities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Annual Report" (PDF). The Boeing Company. February 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Backgrounder" (PDF). The Boeing Company. November 2014. 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. 
  3. ^ "Boeing Commercial Airplanes: A Better Way To Fly". The Boeing Company. 
  4. ^ "McDonnell Douglas shareholders approve merger with Boeing" (Press release). The Boeing Company. July 25, 1997. Archived from the original on January 19, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2011. McDonnell Douglas Corporation's (NYSE: MD) shareholders voted today to approve the merger with The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA). 
  5. ^ as of January 2016
  6. ^ "The Boeing 737 Technical Site". B737.org.uk. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  7. ^ The Boeing 767 family. Boeing.
  8. ^ Boeing 777 Family Archived June 8, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  9. ^ 787-8 Fact Sheet, 787-9 Fact Sheet. Boeing.
  10. ^ Trimble, Stephen. "Boeing shows off completed horizontal stabiliser for 787-9". Flight International, January 15, 2013.
  11. ^ "Boeing Business Jets". Boeing. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  12. ^ http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/index.cfm?content=displaystandardreport.cfm&pageid=m25066&RequestTimeout=20000
  13. ^ Gervais, Edward L. (November 29, 2007). "Boeing Current and Future Product Review" (PDF). Presentation to Federal Aviation Administration Great Lakes Region 23rd Annual Airport Conference. Boeing Commercial Airplanes. p. 54. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 18, 2008. Retrieved March 18, 2008. 
  14. ^ Aeroinfo Systems
  15. ^ Aviall, Inc.
  16. ^ Aviation Partners Boeing
  17. ^ Boeing Training & Flight Services Archived November 30, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ CDG
  19. ^ Preston Aviation Solutions
  20. ^ "Boeing Acquires Alenia North America's Interest in Global Aeronautica". Boeing, December 22, 2009.

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