The Boeing Company

What is it about?

The aim of the HX fighter programme was to replace the performance of the Hornet fleet, which will be decommissioned by the Finnish Air Force in 2025-2030, with a solution based on a multi-purpose fighter. The largest single public procurement in Finland’s history (acquisition price of EUR 7-10 billion) was launched in 2016 and the procurement decision was made in 2021. Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, offered Finland F/A-18E/F and EA-18G Growler multifunction fighters.

“Serving in both a Public Affairs and Public Relations capacity, Blic was an invaluable resource in supporting The Boeing Company’s efforts and opportunities in Finland. The Blic team, which maintains expertise in a wide variety of sectors, enables them to be excellent facilitators and connects their clients with all of the necessary resources which might otherwise not be accessible. Their team brought a unique combination of skills and perspective to our efforts and, where appropriate, actively advised on how to tackle the most complex and integrated challenges. The Blic team was a pleasure to work with, always delivered to an exceptionally high standard, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a gold standard consultancy firm.”

Maria Laine
Vice President – International Business Development
Boeing Defense, Space, and Security