The Boeing 777-9 is the company’s most expensive model
Along with Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier Aerospace, Boeing is one of the world's four largest aircraft manufacturers. At almost 85,000 employees, Boeing leads the pack in terms of employment. Furthermore, the maker of airplanes, rockets, satellites and rotorcraft is also the global leader based on revenue. The Chicago-headquartered jet manufacturer greatly outperformed its main competitor, Airbus: Boeing generated almost 95 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2016, compared to Airbus’ 70.6 billion U.S. dollars during the same period. The competition between Boeing and Airbus has been intense over the years. With the exception of 2011, when Airbus received a staggering 1,608 orders, both companies have been receiving a somewhat comparable amount of orders since 2003.
Boeing’s 737 aircraft series have emerged as the company’s best sellers, accounting for over 69 percent of all aircraft delivered worldwide by Boeing in 2017. The Boeing 737 twinjet narrow-body jet is a shorter, more economical model similar to Boeing’s 727 and 707. The Boeing 737-700, which costs 85.8 million U.S. dollars, is among the least expensive models, while the Boeing 777-9 X, priced at 425.8 million U.S. dollars, is the most expensive one on Boeing's price list.