Boeing manufactures commercial airplanes, provides defense equipment, and maintains a small captive finance division. With headquarters in Chicago, the firm actively competes with Airbus in commercial aviation and with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and several other firms in defense. Sales are split about 70% and 30% between commercial aircraft manufacturing and defense aircraft and systems. In 2016, the firm generated $94.6 billion in sales and employed over 160,000 people.
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