Boeing comments on UK Strategic Defence and Security Review
LONDON, United Kingdom, 23 November 2015 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] commented on the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), published today by Her Majesty’s Government.
“Boeing welcomes the insight provided to industry by the SDSR,” said David Pitchforth, vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence UK Ltd. “The Boeing UK team looks forward to continuing to support the UK’s Armed Forces, as we have done for more than 75 years. Our sustained, long-term and continued growth in the UK is founded on the enhanced support we are providing to the Ministry of Defence.”
“Boeing has doubled its workforce in the UK since 2010 and we plan to maintain this growth trend over the next five years,” said Sir Michael Arthur, president Boeing UK and Ireland. “This year, on average, we are hiring a new employee in the UK each day. Our direct spending with UK suppliers has doubled since 2012 to £1.4 billion in 2014. This continues to grow in 2015. In total Boeing’s activities support more than 60,000 UK jobs.”