The Boeing Company
Dr. Bernard Bugg
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Boeing is a top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 90 countries. Boeing products and services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. Boeing was founded in 1916 by William E. Boeing in Seattle, Washington. Boeing has expanded over the years, merging with McDonnell Douglas in 1997.
Boeing entered the age of the jet transport on July 15, 1954, when the company announced the 707 prototype. The Boeing 707 eventually made its maiden flight from Renton Field, south of Seattle. Productions go ahead for the 707 was announced by Boeing on Aug. 30, 1952, as a company financed a $16 million investment. The airplane rolled from the factory less than two years later, on May 14, 1954. Its first flight that July marked the 38th anniversary of The Boeing Company. The Boeing 707 quickly changed the face of airline travel making it now possible for trans-Atlantic flights, with Pan American Airlines being the first airlines to inaugurate the new plane with a flight from New York to Paris on October 26, 1958. Following the success of the 707, Boeing has developed a complete family of commercial jetliner models, each model tailored to specific air route requirements. Today, Boeing jetliners account for nearly three-fourths of the world's commercial jet fleet.
Boeing is not only in the business of aviation. Boeing also holds numerous defense contacts. Boeing Defense, Space & Security provides end to end services for large-scale systems that...