AviationAddict From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 721 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5082 times:
Does anyone know how Boeing's profits breakdown in terms of commerical sales vs. military sales? I'd imagine the company does a heck of a lot more work for the military than it does for the commercial aviation world (although a lot of the military contracts might be classified so we civilians would never know about them). Any comments...?
MaxQ2351 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5064 times:
Well, with the USA's engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq, and now the winds over Iran, I'd say Boeing's military sales are doing pretty good. I think one of their biggest military contracts that is now being constantly renewed is for the JDAM smart bomb. I think the Navy is still taking deliveries of the Super Hornet, and to my knowledge, the V-22 project/production is still ongoing. We can't forget the C-17 Globemaster III either, one of my personal favorites!! I think Boeing has got a production schedule on those things until like 2008 or something.......but don't quote me on that.
I have no idea on the actual breakdown or comparison of profits between the military or commercial sales though. If I had to take a complete guess, I'd imagine that commercial is worth more. A good portion of Boeing's military sales come from McDonnell Douglas designs. The C-17 and the F/A-18 are most notable for that. If that means anything in itself, it would mean that Boeing focuses more on commercial markets, and most of their military markets came from the takeover of McDonnell Douglas.