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Boeing's presence in the United Kingdom is currently made up of a number of Boeing businesses (and subsidiaries)[1]:

  • Boeing Defence UK
  • Boeing UK Limited
  • Aviall
  • Alteon
  • Jeppesen
  • Continental Data Graphics

The current President of Boeing in the UK is Sir Roger Bone,[2] a UK ex-diplomat. The Managing Director of Boeing Defence UK is Mike Kurth, previously a Vice President within Boeing Advanced Systems.

Ministry of Defence programs Boeing in the UK is involved in are:

  • System of Systems Integrator on the British Army Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) with Thales
  • RAF Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft (AWACS) support and upgrades
  • WAH-64D maintenance and support with AgustaWestland
  • Through Life Maintenance on the CH-47 Chinook fleet
  • RAF Fylingdales Early Warning Radar Missile Defence support and upgrades
  • Brimstone missile integration to RAF Tornado and Harrier aircraft with MBDA
  • C-17 Globemaster III
  • Nimrod
  • The Boeing Portal - synthetic environment based decision support centre.
  • RAF Mission Training through Distributed Simulation (MTDS) CCD in-conjunction with QinetiQ[3]
  • Future Logistics Information System (FLIS), Boeing is the Delivery Partner for logistics transformation across UK defence.

Boeing also conducts research and development in the UK on primarily aerodynamics and manufacturing technologies with the following research organisations[4]:

  • QinetiQ
  • Cambridge University
  • Cranfield University
  • Sheffield University
  • Southampton University
  • Loughborough University

This research is supporting the following Boeing programs:

  • 787 Dreamliner
  • Blended Wing Body
  • Classified Programs


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