Boeing (China) Co. Ltd

Ever since President Nixon paid a historic visit to China in 1972 in Boeing 707, followed by China’s order of 10 Boeing 707s, Boeing has had long-standing relationships with Chinese airlines and the Chinese aviation industry. Boeing is China’s aviation manufacturing industry’s largest foreign customer.

Boeing also works with China in areas such as safety, aviation quality practices, business and executive training, and technical support. Since 1993, in cooperation with Chinese airlines, CAAC and industry, Boeing has provided enhanced professional training to almost 40,000 Chinese aviation professionals in pilot techniques, flight operations, maintenance engineering, regulatory, air traffic management, executive management, airline management and marketing, manufacturing, quality assurance, finance and industrial engineering. Boeing considers this training an investment in the future of Chinese commercial aviation and provides it at no charge to China.

Today, there are nearly 6,000 Boeing airplanes flying throughout the world with parts and assemblies built by China. China has a role on all of Boeing commercial airplane models — 737, 747, 767, 777, and the newest and most innovative airplane, the 787 Dreamliner. 787 Dreamliner will join China later this year and China Southern will be the first Chinese airline customer to receive this game-changing airplane.