Managing Organizational Change

Managing Organizational Change

Course Project Part 2
Organizational Change
Boeing and Airbus

Managing Organizational Change
Professor Michael Komos
January 17, 2015

Prepared By
Allan Thomas
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Companies Selection and Brief 3
The Boeing Company 3
The Airbus Group 3
Description of the Changes 4
Company Comparisons 4
Image Analysis 5
References 6

Companies Selection and Brief

The Boeing Company
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and manufacturer of civil and military aircraft. Corporate offices are located in Chicago, Illinois with locations all across the United States. The original manufacturing facilities are located in Seattle, Washington which is their largest facility (by floor space). Boeing also manufactures satellites, weapon systems, communication and space vehicle launch systems. Boeing is divided into two basic divisions, Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Defense, Space and Security, The Boeing Company (2015). The discussion will focus on the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Division.
The Airbus Group
Airbus is part of the Airbus Group and also claims to be the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial aircraft, distinct from Boeing’s claim as the world largest aerospace company. Airbus is headquartered in Toulouse, France but unlike Boeing has global manufacturing facilities. Airbus supports manufacturing in Europe, The Middle East, China, Japan and the Americas including the U.S. and Latin America. Airbus and the Airbus Group are actually part of an umbrella company known as the EAD (European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company N.V. headquartered in the Netherlands. Later EADS name was changed to the Airbus Group, Airbus (2014).

Description of the Changes

Both companies are very large organizations and manufacturers of very complex aircraft systems. Boeings 2013 gross income was $88M while Airbus...

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