New Orleans, LA
The Boeing Co.
Headquarters: 100 N. Riverside Plaza,
Chicago, Ill. 60606-1596 United States
Phone: 312.544.2000
Market/symbol: NYSE/BA
Overview: The world’s largest aerospace
company, it’s the No. 2 maker of large
commercial jets behind Airbus and the No. 2
defense contractor behind Lockheed Martin.
Boeing has two major segments: Commercial
Airplanes, headquartered in Renton, Wash., and
Integrated Defense Systems, headquartered in
St. Louis, Mo. Supporting these units is Boeing
Capital Corp., the Shared Services Group, and
Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology,
which helps develop, acquire, apply and protect
innovative technologies and processes. It also
operates Boeing Satellite Systems International
Inc., headquartered in El Segundo, Calif.
Boeing’s space operations include satellites,
missiles, the International Space Station and,
with Lockheed Martin, the Space Shuttle.
Noteworthy: Boeing and McDonnell Douglas
merged in 1997. While the company is known
for its commercial aircraft, the company's
Integrated Defense Systems is the big player in
the company. Also noteworthy is Boeing's
Phantom Works, headquartered in St. Louis,
Mo., works on secretive, cutting edge systems.
Major Boeing products: 787, 777, 767, 747,
737, F/A 18 Hornet, F-15 Eagle, C-17
Globemaster III, AH-64D Apache
Major Boeing competitors: Airbus, Lockheed
Martin, Northrop Grumman

Corporate family
Boeing will build the SLS upper stage.
NASA illustration
Overview: Boeing’s operation at Michoud
Assembly Facility is part of the company’s
Houston, Texas-based Boeing Space
Exploration, which is part the St. Louis, Mo.-
based operating unit Boeing Integrated Defense

Address: Michoud Assembly Facility, New
Orleans, LA


Products or services: work on Space Launch
System heavy-lift vehicle upper stage.



Connections: The Gulf Coast Aerospace
Corridor is involved in the space program
primarily through
John C. Stennis Space Center
in Mississippi and the
Michoud Assembly
Facility in New Orleans, both involved in
NASA's SLS program.