Friday, 15 July 2016

100 and not out for Boeing

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                      HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY BOEING

BOEING 787-8 N787BX (CN 40692)
















In March 1910, William E. Boeing bought Heath's shipyard in Seattle on the Duwamish River, which later became his first airplane factory. Boeing was incorporated in Seattle by William Boeing, on the 15th July 1916, as "Pacific Aero Products Co". Boeing, who studied at Yale University worked initially in the timber industry, where he became wealthy and learned about wooden structures. This knowledge proved invaluable in his subsequent design and assembly of airplanes. The company stayed in Seattle to take advantage of the local supply of spruce wood.
William Boeing founded his company a few months after the June 15 maiden flight of one of the two "B&W" seaplanes built with the assistance of George Conrad Westervelt, a U.S. Navy engineer. Boeing and Westervelt decided to build the B&W seaplane after having flown in a Curtiss aircraft. Boeing bought a Glenn Martin "Flying Birdcage'' seaplane (so called because of all the guy-wires holding it together) and was taught to fly by Glenn Martin himself. This first Boeing airplane was assembled in a lakeside hangar located on the northeast shore of Seattle's Lake Union. Many of Boeing's early planes were seaplanes.
On May 9, 1917, the company became the "Boeing Airplane Company". In late 1917, the U.S. entered World War I and Boeing knew that the U.S. Navy needed seaplanes for training. So Boeing shipped two new Model Cs to Pensacola, Florida where the planes were flown for the Navy. The Navy liked the Model C and ordered fifty more. The company moved its operations to a larger former shipbuilding facility known as Boeing Plant 1, located on the lower Duwamish River

The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells not just airplanes but rotorcraft, rockets, and satellites worldwide. It also provides leasing and product support services. Boeing is among the largest global aircraft manufacturers, is the second-largest defence contractor in the world based on 2013 revenue, and is the largest exporter in the United States by dollar value.
The Boeing Company's corporate headquarters are located in Chicago and the company is led by President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Boeing is organized into five primary divisions: Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA); Boeing Defence, Space & Security (BDS); Engineering, Operations & Technology; Boeing Capital; and Boeing Shared Services Group. In 2015, Boeing recorded $96.11 billion in sales, ranked 27th on the Fortune magazine "Fortune 500" list (2015), ranked 90th on the "Fortune Global 500'' list (2015), and ranked 27th on the "World's Most Admired Companies" list (2015).

The Boeing family consists of the
707, 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787 the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, the CH-47 Chinook and the 702 Satellite family (the Boeing 702 is communication satellite bus)

In December 2013 my family and I visited the Boeing plant at Paine Field in Everett and did the tour. We also visited the Boeing plant at Renton, and called into the Boeing store in Seattle it self



Paine Field Tower






Renton Tower








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