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

Shirts as Blue as the Ink on Their Paychecks

Shirts as Blue as the Ink on Their Paychecks

June 23, 2016 in Who Knew!

Well back in the day, it was 1986 when I first stepped onto the campus of Boeing Vertol as a new employee.

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All in the Family

All in the Family

June 23, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

Boeing has been very good for my family. Three generations of us have worked for Boeing.

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Sold! -- on Aviation

Sold! -- on Aviation

June 23, 2016 in Universe Revealed

I am the son of Agatino Spadaro, former chief maintenance manager of Aerolineas Argentinas.

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Together for the Long Haul

Together for the Long Haul

June 21, 2016 in Love at First Flight

As a flight attendant, I've logged many hours on the "Queen." Of 41-plus years with a major carrier, 31 of them were spent flying to Asia on the 747.

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Send Me a Postcard

Send Me a Postcard

June 21, 2016 in Who Knew!

Since my childhood I was attracted by aeroplanes and grew up watching flying club and air force aircraft.

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Destiny Fulfilled

Destiny Fulfilled

June 21, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

Like many people who work at The Boeing Company, I am a proud aviation geek.

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A Pilot's Best Friend

A Pilot's Best Friend

June 16, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

It was my dream to become an airline pilot since I was 6 years old.

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Going the Distance

Going the Distance

June 16, 2016 in Doubling Down

People know me as Dottie. I am the only Boeing St. Louis female employee to have driven a commuting van consistently for 20 years.

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If the Shoe Fits ...

If the Shoe Fits ...

June 16, 2016 in Who Knew!

Since I was 15 years old and saw pictures of the B-52, I wanted to work at Boeing.

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Instead of a Zero, She Scored a 787

Instead of a Zero, She Scored a 787

June 14, 2016 in First to Remember

My love affair with Boeing started in 1972 when I flew on my first passenger flight on the B737 from Delhi to Agra.

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A Fluid Partnership

A Fluid Partnership

June 14, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

In the 1920s, Bill Boeing came to Cleveland to attend a dinner hosted by aviation pioneer Glenn Martin.

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From Inspired to Inspirer

From Inspired to Inspirer

June 14, 2016 in Universe Revealed

My Boeing story began as an intern at the Boeing Philadelphia site's production line.

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A Lost Shot at a Moonshot

A Lost Shot at a Moonshot

June 9, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

I was born in 1961 and was 8 years old when Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

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Running to Catch a Glimpse

Running to Catch a Glimpse

June 9, 2016 in Firsts to Remember

I remember the first time I saw a 747. I was doing some yardwork for my dad on an otherwise quiet Saturday morning.

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Onward and Upward!

Onward and Upward!

June 9, 2016 in Flight of Passage

I have only been a Boeing employee for two years, but I have been an aviation and Boeing fanatic since birth.

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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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