- 2010 Revenue: $64.306 Billion
- Number of Employees: 160,500
- Market Cap: $53.57 Billion
The number of seats sold to passengers on commercial airlines this year will be more than 2.5 billion. The airline industry has become the most critical part of a transportation sector that allows people and cargo to travel great distances in short amounts of time. Boeing is the world’s largest plane maker. It is also the US’s largest exporter. Boeing’s products cannot be designed or manufactured anywhere in the developing world. The company has only one competitor in the commercial aviation market–Airbus. Boeing also is a leading military and space contractor.
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