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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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.

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Recent Stories

Comeback Tour

Comeback Tour

May 26, 2016 in Doubling Down

In the mountains 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles is an industrial research and development facility of 2,850 acres, named for its location: the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, or SSFL.

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A Flare for the Dramatic

A Flare for the Dramatic

May 26, 2016 in Universe Revealed

There's no view quite like it. Perched on the open back ramp of a Royal Air Force Chinook flying through mountains into Bosnia.

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A Tale of Two Deliveries

A Tale of Two Deliveries

May 26, 2016 in Flight of Passage

In 1986, I was the Air France Representative at Boeing. My office was in Renton, 10-60 Building.

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From Flying Boat to Flying 'Castle'

From Flying Boat to Flying 'Castle'

May 24, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

I have four recollections to tell you about.

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Go With the Airflow

Go With the Airflow

May 24, 2016 in Universe Revealed

Right out of high school in 1960, my dad told me to "go see our friend Art out at North American Aviation."

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Many Hands Make Flight Work

Many Hands Make Flight Work

May 24, 2016 in Flight of Passage

As long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be an airline pilot.

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An Out-of-This-World Job

An Out-of-This-World Job

May 19, 2016 in Universe Revealed

My journey with Boeing began years ago with my fascination of outer space.

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Now Arriving at Gate 777

Now Arriving at Gate 777

May 19, 2016 in Love at First Flight

Boeing is a very remarkable name for all the aero-enthusiasts around the globe.

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From I-Spy to I-Fly

From I-Spy to I-Fly

May 19, 2016 in Flight of Passage

Boeing has been in my life since I was 10 or 11 years old.

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747's Electrifying Breakthrough

747's Electrifying Breakthrough

May 17, 2016 in Firsts to Remember

Many of the flight instruments such as the airspeed, altimeter and rate-of-climb on the first 747s were basically huff-n-puff type.

 

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Loyalty to Spare

Loyalty to Spare

May 17, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

As I took on my first job in 1995 with the 737-200, I did not realize the deep effect that aviation and Boeing would have throughout my life.

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Bond Girl

Bond Girl

May 17, 2016 in Who Knew!

My dad joined The Boeing Company to help build airplanes for World War II.

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Wingman

Wingman

May 12, 2016 in Firsts to Remember

It was a long and arduous way until finally I was able to fly right beside my inspirer and mentor, my father.

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One Boeing, One Family

One Boeing, One Family

May 12, 2016 in Unsung Heroes

Four years ago our family's path was forever changed when our son lost his legs in Afghanistan.

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Impressive Birds

Impressive Birds

May 12, 2016 in Flight of Passage

I am relatively new to the aviation world and I got my start on none other than the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey.

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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 engineers teamed up with several leading educational partners to co-create K-12 educational resources that celebrate the science behind the past 100 years of aerospace advancement and ready students, families and teachers with skills for the next century.

We're offering these free resources — including video profiles, interactive learning modules, family and teacher guides, and online engineering design challenges — as we get ready to turn 100 years young on July 15, 2016.

Whether you are a teacher planning a field trip, a student digging deeper into topics explored in the Above and Beyond exhibition, a parent who wants to support your child’s aerospace interests, or a future innovator exploring careers in aerospace, you’re in the right place!

Learn more about Boeing’s centennial education partners

Learn more about Boeing's commitment to education

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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