The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA] announced today that the US-India Business Council
(USIBC), the premier U.S.-India business advocacy organization, has presented
the company with the USIBC Global Vision Award.
The award recognizes Boeing's deep and
enduring commitment to India, its growing presence in the country, and
its continuing efforts to create sustainable value through the development
of strategic partnerships with government and industry.
Boeing Chairman, President and CEO
Jim McNerney received the award earlier today at the USIBC's 32nd Anniversary
Leadership Summit. "This award is a testament to the expanding partnership
between India and Boeing. We are committed to responding to India's
needs and contributing to its growing success through our product offerings,
services, and industrial and academic partnerships which in turn will help
Boeing become more productive and grow."
Boeing began its relationship with
India sixty years ago when India joined the jet age on the wings of Boeing
jetliners. Those airplanes continue to be the mainstay of the country's
domestic and intercontinental commercial fleets. Boeing earlier this
year expanded its enterprise team in India and is actively developing important,
integrated relationships with Indian industry to strengthen its presence across
both the defense and commercial sectors.
Today's presentation was part of
a two-day meeting held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
The Global India Summit was attended by key leaders from government and industry
of the two nations and celebrated 32 years of strengthening Indo-U.S. business
Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer
of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing
designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles,
satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems.
As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and
International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and
commercial airline support services. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries
around the world and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.
Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 150,000 people across the
United States and in 70 countries. Total company revenues for 2006 were $61.5