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.

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Recent Stories

Unleashing Our Full Potential

Unleashing Our Full Potential

July 26, 2016 in Doubling Down

When it comes to adversity one thing is certain: We will all face difficulty and challenge in life.

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Whistle a Happy Tuneup

Whistle a Happy Tuneup

July 26, 2016 in Flight of Passage

I'm an avionics aircraft mechanic. The first-ever aircraft I worked was a Boeing 737-800.

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Easy Rider

Easy Rider

July 26, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

I commuted by van during the past four years of my 30-year Boeing career.

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'Jackie O' Glamor With Tired Feet

'Jackie O' Glamor With Tired Feet

July 21, 2016 in Who Knew!

In the '60s, the building of the 747 was pretty exciting. Word had gone out through Employment Security that "extras" would be needed for filming the commercials.

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Mapping Out a Dream

Mapping Out a Dream

July 21, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

My passion for airplanes started early. You can see the photo of me as a 1-year-old, playing with a model Boeing 727.

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Common Thread

Common Thread

July 21, 2016 in Flight of Passage

I've been a fan of Boeing planes since I was young. I've flown flight simulator versions of 737, 747 and 777 aircraft and loved all of them.

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Shuttle Rendezvous

Shuttle Rendezvous

July 19, 2016 in Universe Revealed

During Boeing Week at Space Center Houston, tickets were offered to employees to see inside the first Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Boeing 747.

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Earth to Moon to a Message From the Heart

Earth to Moon to a Message From the Heart

July 19, 2016 in Flight of Passage

"From the Earth to the Moon" (French: De la terre à la lune) is an 1865 novel by Jules Verne.

 

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Evacuated by Clipper in the South Pacific

Evacuated by Clipper in the South Pacific

July 19, 2016 in Who Knew!

Our family arrived in Noumea, New Caledonia, in April 1941.

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Former President George W. Bush

Memories on Air Force One

July 14, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, congratulates Boeing on its centennial and shares memories from aboard Air Force One, the iconic Boeing 747 that transports America’s commander in chief.

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The Time of His Life

The Time of His Life

July 14, 2016 in Unsung Heros

The 30-year Boeing watch ... my father-in-law's most prized possession. He wore it every day and passed it on to my husband, who will pass it on to our son.

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That Stearman Smile

That Stearman Smile

July 14, 2016 in Love at First Flight

I am a Canadian pilot, flying warbirds in Western Canada. My first introduction to Boeing was flying the famous PT-27 Stearman.

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My Simple Journey

My Simple Journey

July 12, 2016 in Honored Enchantments

As I look back at my short career here at Boeing, I feel it has been an amazing journey to this point. There have been some challenges both up and down, but I have learned so much that has truly shaped the leader I am today.

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Freshman 15

Freshman 15

July 12, 2016 in Universe Revealed

I first fell in love with Boeing when I was a freshman in college. I was invited to participate in an information session for summer internships.

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'Mod' Squad

'Mod' Squad

July 12, 2016 in Flight of Passage

My connection with Boeing began in 1997 when it took over the F-111 modifications from Rockwell, which took it over from Hawker de Havilland -- where I started in 1992.

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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.

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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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