The Boeing Co. is billing itself as a company that's stretching to add more businesses and diversify.
It's looking for ways to buffer itself from the highly cyclical commercial airplane industry, an industry that the Chicago-based company was built upon and prospered in for the better part of 40 years.
In recent years, the company has added satellites, air traffic management systems, capital equipment financing and high-speed Internet services to the list of its products and services.
For all that, experts say, Boeing remains as much a manufacturer of airplanes for the world's airlines as it ever was. The company's plans to eliminate 30,000 jobs in light of predictions that the demand for new airplanes will fall in the next two years are one indication of how much the company …