Boeing Commercial Airplanes

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Type Private
(division of The Boeing Company)
Industry Aviation
Founded 1916 (1916)
Founders William Boeing
Headquarters Renton, Washington, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Key people Raymond L Conner, President and CEO
Products 737, 747, 767, 777, 787, Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)
Services Maintenance, Training
Revenue US$36.2 billion (FY 2011[1] )
Employees 83,347
Parent The Boeing Company
Footnotes / references

Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) designs, assembles, markets and sells large commercial jet aircraft and provides product-related maintenance and training to customers worldwide.[2] A business division of parent The Boeing Company, Boeing Commercial Airplanes operates from division headquarters in Renton, Washington and more than one dozen engineering, manufacturing and assembly facilities located throughout the United States and internationally.[3] 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 Ray Conner, the former head of Sales, Marketing and Services.


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.

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). 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 Variants in production Description Capacity First flight Out-of-production variants
737 700, 800, 900ER, BBJ, C-40, 737 AEW&C, P-8 Twin‑engine, single aisle, short- to medium-range narrow-body 85‑215 Apr 9, 1967 100, 200, 200C, 200 Adv, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700ER, 900[5]
747 8I, 8F, BBJ Four‑engine, partial double deck, twin aisle main deck, single aisle upper deck, medium- to long-range widebody 467-605 Feb 9, 1969 100, 100SR, 100B, 200, 200F, 200C, SP, 200M, 300, 300M, 300SR, 400, 400M, 400D, 400F, 400ER, 400ERF, VC-25, E-4, YAL-1
767 300ER, 300F, KC-767, KC-46 Twin-engine, twin aisle, medium- to long-range widebody 180‑375 Sep 26, 1981 200, 200ER, 400ER,[6] E-767
777 200ER, 200LR, 300ER, Freighter[7] Twin-engine, twin aisle, medium- to long-range, ultra long-range (200LR), large widebody 301‑550 Jun 12, 1994 200, 300
787 8, 9,[8] BBJ[9] Twin-engine, twin aisle, long-range widebody 210-330[10] Dec 15, 2009
Future airliner models
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

The following figure presents the annual orders for and deliveries of aircraft produced by Airbus and Boeing, respectively, since 1989:[11][12][13][14][12][15]

  Airbus orders
  Airbus deliveries
  Boeing orders
  Boeing deliveries

Discontinued aircraft[edit]

1 2
6 1
6D 2
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
707/720 1,010
717 156 Formerly the MD-95, evolved from the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 family
727 1,832
757 1,050

Image 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.



  • 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


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]


  1. ^ "Boeing Commercial Airplanes". Retrieved 2014-08-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Commercial Airplanes - About Commercial Airplanes". The Boeing Company. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2011-01-09. "Boeing traces its history to aviation pioneer William Boeing who, in 1916, built the company's first airplane..." 
  3. ^ a b "Backgrounder" (PDF). The Boeing Company. January 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2011-01-19. "Boeing Commercial Airplanes employs about 60,000 people under the leadership of President and CEO James (Jim) F. Albaugh. The business unit's revenue in 2009 was $34 billion." 
  4. ^ "Mcdonnell douglas shareholders approve merger with boeing" (Press release). The Boeing Company. 1997-07-25. Archived from the original on 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2011-01-19. "McDonnell Douglas Corporation's (NYSE: MD) shareholders voted today to approve the merger with The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)." 
  5. ^ "The Boeing 737 Technical Site". Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  6. ^ The Boeing 767 family. Boeing.
  7. ^ Boeing 777 Family. Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  8. ^ Trimble, Stephen. "Boeing shows off completed horizontal stabiliser for 787-9". Flight International, 15 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Boeing Business Jets". Boeing. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  10. ^ 787-8 Fact Sheet, 787-9 Fact Sheet. Boeing.
  11. ^ Airbus net orders until June 30, 2014
  12. ^ a b "Airbus orders and deliveries" (Microsoft Excel). Airbus S.A.S. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  13. ^ Boeing net orders until June 30, 2014
  14. ^ Sources 2013: Airbus deliveries until June 30, 2014
  15. ^ Boeing deliveries until June 30, 2014
  16. ^ Gervais, Edward L. (2007-11-29). "Boeing Current and Future Product Review" (PDF). Presentation to Federal Aviation Administration Great Lakes Region 23<suprd Annual Airport Conference. Boeing Commercial Airplanes. p. 54. Archived from the original on 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  17. ^ Aeroinfo Systems
  18. ^ Aviall, Inc.
  19. ^ Aviation Partners Boeing
  20. ^ Boeing Training & Flight Services
  21. ^ CDG
  22. ^ Preston Aviation Solutions
  23. ^ "Boeing Acquires Alenia North America's Interest in Global Aeronautica". Boeing, December 22, 2009.

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