Boeing

We’re turning 100 years young!

Since July 15, 1916, we’ve been making the impossible, possible. From producing a single canvas-and-wood airplane to transforming how we fly over oceans and into the stars, The Boeing Company has become the world's largest aerospace company. And we're just getting started.

Join us this year with events, activities and commemorations that celebrate not only our first century of innovation but also the people and moments that inspire us to live by our founder Bill Boeing’s philosophy -- “build something better.”

We’re ready to write our next century’s history. Come along for a breathtaking flight.

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No Small Dream

Your Story Is Our Story

B-17 rollout

The 5000th B-17 "Flying Fortress" is shown rolling out of the Boeing hangar in May 1944.

Be a part of the Boeing centennial celebration and ensure your story is captured for posterity -- through your own words.

Share your Boeing story

So many people have been part of Boeing’s history and have contributed to its success. We want to hear from you -- employees, retirees, family members, customers, aerospace enthusiasts, travelers, suppliers, community partners and everyone in between.

Our online story-sharing site is more than a place to reflect on stories of joy, challenge, triumph and humor. It also serves as a lasting reminder of our shared history with people around the world: Following our centennial on July 15, 2016, all stories will become a permanent part of the Boeing Archives.

Browse our story collection

Recent Stories

On the Wings of a Dream

On the Wings of a Dream

August 25, 2016 in Flight of Passage

I'm an airline pilot for a major airliner in Mexico.

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'Pickup' and Fly

'Pickup' and Fly

August 25, 2016 in Who Knew!

I worked for American Airlines for 24 years. The 727 was my favorite airplane to work.

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Living the Good Life

Living the Good Life

August 25, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

My wife and I came out here from Ohio in 1986. We struggled for a few years, and I decided to apply to Boeing when my wife was pregnant with our first daughter in 1989.

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40 Years of Opportunity

40 Years of Opportunity

August 23, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

When I was a child in the early 1970s, my family lived in Europe and regularly traveled back to the U.S.

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Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity

August 23, 2016 in Who Knew!

My grandfather and uncle both worked for Boeing in Renton, Wash., in the early 1960s.

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What Luxury -- a Flying Living Room!

What Luxury -- a Flying Living Room!

August 23, 2016 in First to Remember

My father worked for American Airlines in Cleveland when the first AA 747s went into service.

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Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward

August 18, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

I joined the C-17 program in 1985 -- fresh out of college and scared to the core, wondering if I could do the job and having no idea what are military-standard hardware and processes.

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Over the Moon with Excitement

Over the Moon with Excitement

August 18, 2016 in Unsung Heroes

My best friend's husband worked for Boeing in an administrative position.

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Giving Wing to New Skills

Giving Wing to New Skills

August 18, 2016 in Universe Revealed

I am a Royal Aeronautical Society volunteer involved in an amazing schools project sponsored by Boeing UK that provides kit planes to schools.

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A 707 Memory, in All Its Many Parts

A 707 Memory, in All Its Many Parts

August 11, 2016 in Love at First Flight

My first flight on a Boeing-built Pan Am 707 was from Miami International Airport to Guatemala City in the 1970s.

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Hours of Flying Fun

Hours of Flying Fun

August 11, 2016 in Flight of Passage

Graduating from the Lycomings [a brand of engines] with 200 or so flying hours, I was lucky enough to fly the "Jurassic" 737-200s.

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Home Run

Home Run

August 11, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

My father flew for AA over 30 years, flying Boeing products for the majority of those years and hours.

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Upgrading Her Seat Assignment

Upgrading Her Seat Assignment

August 8, 2016 in Universe Revealed

Dear Boeing, I have been in and out of your aircraft almost every day.

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Ducks, Bridges and a Running Start

Ducks, Bridges and a Running Start

August 9, 2016 in Flight of Passage

As a military family in the 1960s and through the mid-1970s, we traveled many times between Europe and the U.S. during family moves.

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Underground Witness

Underground Witness

August 9, 2016 in Who Knew!

I lived and worked in Everett from 1990 to 1996. I worked for an underground utility contractor that did work at Boeing facilities all over the Northwest.

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Innovations App

Discover more about the first century of innovations and what’s next with the Boeing Innovations App! Download the app via the Apple App Store or Google Play and locate the markers – each marker design provides a clue about a Boeing product. Point the target at a marker to reveal hidden Boeing aircraft, spacecraft and more. Once the Boeing product appears, touch the hotspots to learn more and rotate the product for a 360-degree view. Use the markers below or click here for a printable version.

  • 707 marker

  • 747 marker

  • 777 marker

  • 787 marker

  • DC3 marker

  • AH-64E marker

  • P51 marker

  • ECHO marker

  • 702SP marker

  • SLS marker

Explore the Defining Moments of Boeing's Past

Historical image

Throughout our centennial celebration, join us as we dive into our vast collection of Boeing artifacts to explore defining moments of our past. Our new series "The Boeing Archives Presents" brings to life our history through the photos, film, documents and relics that preserve our company's journey. Maintained to capture where we've been and influence where we're going, the Boeing Archives is one of the largest collections of its kind anywhere in the world.

Explore the video series

The Boeing Archives Presents Video Series

Educational Resources

As part of our centennial, Boeing is looking ahead to the next century of possibilities, especially for the next generation of dreamers, builders and inventors. Helping kids get excited about technology and engineering today means more innovations, history-making ideas, and inventions that will change the world in the future.

We are celebrating our centennial year with 100 Days of Learning—a series featuring specially-curated content co-created by Boeing engineers for parents, teachers, and students with a weekly focus on new and exciting themes.

Get inspired by our collection of lesson plans, videos, interactive media and design challenges, all of which are intended to develop students’ 21st century skills through STEM knowledge and experiences.

Boeing History

During the past 100 years, humans went from walking on Earth to walking on the moon. They went from riding horses to flying jet airplanes. With each decade, aviation technology crossed another frontier, and, with each crossing, the world changed. Browse the products from Boeing and its heritage companies that crossed those frontiers: the hundreds of passenger airplanes, military aircraft, space capsules, rockets and more. View biographies of the presidents and chief executive officers of Boeing and its heritage companies, such as McDonnell Douglas, North American Aviation, Hughes, Jeppesen and Stearman.

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