Boeing is a US multinational aerospace and defence group, which was founded in 1916 by William Boeing. The company merged with McDonnell Douglas in 1997, and its business units include Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA); Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS); Engineering, Operations & Technology; Boeing Capital; and Boeing Shared Services Group.

Aircraft sale

Boeing Co is poised to announce the sale of five 777s to China.

The sale, worth more than US$700 million, would be Boeing's biggest sale to China since 1995.