Boeing enjoys a strong and long-standing relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that started in the mid 1940’s when President Roosevelt gifted the Kingdom its first commercial airplane, a DC-3 Dakota. Since then, Boeing has continued to invest in the Kingdom to grow the local aerospace sector, creating jobs and driving innovation for mutual benefit. Boeing’s strong presence in the Kingdom is exemplified in its 2,000 local employees and its commitment to the success of Vision 2030. Furthermore, Boeing provides local support through community engagement spending that covers education, human services, health, women empowerment and other important issues for the Saudi public. Boeing is a proud partner of the Saudi commercial, defense and services sector.