If you've flown on a plane recently, there's a good chance it was a Boeing airplane. Boeing has more than 12,000 planes in service, roughly 63 percent of the world's commercial fleet. But the Chicago-based aerospace company does more than build planes.
Bet you didn't know that Boeing operates the space shuttle and the international space station. There's also a lot the company does that we can't talk about: It's a major military and defense contractor. But you've likely read about its latest innovation, the 787-Dreamliner. The company says that the plane, currently taking test flights, offers increased fuel efficiency, more passenger comfort and longer flight ranges.