The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries is one of the world's major
aerospace firms. Is is organized based on the products and services offered.
Operates in five principal segments:
The three segments that comprise Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business are Precision Engagement and Mobility Systems (PE&MS), Network and Space Systems
(N&SS) and Support Systems. Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC).
Other segment classification principally includes the activities of Connexion
by BoeingSM, a high speed broadband communications business; and Engineering,
Operations and Technology (formerly, Boeing Technology), an advanced research
and development organization focused on innovative technologies, improved
processes and the creation of new products. Exited the Connexion by
BoeingSMbusiness in 2006.
Commercial Airplanes Segment
The Commercial Airplanes segment is involved in developing, producing and
marketing commercial jet aircraft and providing related support services,
principally to the commercial airline industry worldwide. Is a leading producer
of commercial aircraft and offer a family of commercial jetliners designed to
meet a broad spectrum of passenger and cargo requirements of domestic and non-U.S.
airlines. This family of commercial jet aircraft currently includes the 737
Next-Generation narrow-body model and the 747, 767, 777 and 787 wide-body
models. Final delivery of the 717 aircraft occurred in the second quarter of
2006. The Commercial Airplanes segment also offers aviation support, aircraft
modifications, spares, training, maintenance documents and technical advice to
commercial customers worldwide. On September 20, 2006, acquired Aviall, Inc. (Aviall),
an independent provider of new aviation parts and services.
Integrated Defense Systems
IDS is principally involved in the research, development, production,
modification and support of the following products and related systems and
services: military aircraft, including fighters, transports, tankers, and
helicopters; missiles; space systems; missile defense systems; satellites and
satellite launch vehicles; and communications, information and battle management
systems. IDS is focused on bringing value to customers through expertise in
large-scale systems integration, knowledge of legacy platforms, initiatives to
define and utilize common network-centric architectures across the organization,
and commitment to providing best-of-industry solutions. IDS's primary customer
is the United States Department of Defense (US DoD) with additional revenues
being derived from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and
international defense, civil markets, and commercial satellite markets.
Approximately 84% of IDS 2006 revenues were from US DoD customer.
This segment is engaged in the research, development, production, and
modification of precision engagement and mobility products and services.
Included in this segment are programs such as AH-64