The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, 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 defense contractor in the world based on 2013 revenue, and is the largest exporter in the United States by dollar value. SOURCE:WikiPedia
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Company FoundedJuly 15th 1916
Boeing was founded in Seattle by William Boeing, on July 15, 1916, as "Pacific Aero Products Co".
Name changed toMay 9 1917
On May 9, 1917, the company became the "Boeing Airplane Company"
Boeing B-1 made its first flight.
- 24th May 1920
The Boeing Model 8 made its first flight.
Boeing built its Model 40 mail plane for the U.S. government to use on airmail routes.
- July 1927
The first airmail flight for Boeing Air Transport was on July 1, 1927.
- 27th July 1928
The 12-passenger Boeing 80 biplane made its first flight.
The company changed its name to United Aircraft and Transport Corporation.
United Aircraft purchased National Air Transport.
The Monomail, a low-wing monoplane that carried mail, was built.
The Boeing 247 was introduced.
The Air Mail Act of 1934 prohibited airlines and manufacturers from being under the same corporate umbrella, so the company split into three smaller companies – Boeing Airplane Company, United Airlines, and United Aircraft Corporation, the precursor to United Technologies.
IncorporatedJuly 19 1934
Boeing was incorporated in Delaware. The original Certificate of Incorporation was filed with the Secretary of State of Delaware on July 19, 1934.
Work began on Boeing Plant 2 to accommodate the production of larger modern aircraft.
Completed work on its Model 307 Stratoliner.
- June 1938
The first flight of the Boeing 314 Clipper.
Vertol Aircraft Corporation was acquired by Boeing.
- December 1960
Announced the model 727 jetliner.
Won a contract to manufacture the S-IC stage of the Saturn V rocket, manufactured at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- 21st May 1961
Adopted the name The Boeing Company.
Introduced another short- and medium-range airliner, the twin-engine 737.
The roll-out ceremonies for the first 747–100 took place.
The first 747, a four-engine long-range airliner, flew its first commercial flight with Pan American World Airways.
Assembled its 1,000th 737.
- 17th July 1989
The B-2 flew for the first time.
- April 1994
Introduced the most modern commercial jet aircraft at the time, the twin-engine 777.
Chose to demolish the headquarters complex on East Marginal Way South.
Headquartered on East Marginal Way South, by King County Airport, in Seattle.
- August 1997
Merged with McDonnell Douglas in a US$13 billion stock swap under the name The Boeing Company.
Chose to expand its presence in another aerospace field of satellite communications by purchasing Hughes Electronics.
- September 2001
Moved its corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago.
- 10th October 2001
Lost to its rival Lockheed Martin in the fierce competition for the multibillion-dollar Joint Strike Fighter contract.
- June 2003
Lockheed Martin sued Boeing, alleging that the company had resorted to industrial espionage in 1998 to win the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) competition.
- July 2003
Was penalized, with the Pentagon stripping seven launches away from the company and awarding them to Lockheed Martin.
Announced that the 717, the last civil aircraft to be designed by McDonnell Douglas, would cease production in 2006.
- March 2005
The Boeing board forced President and CEO Harry Stonecipher to resign.
- May 2005
Launched the 777 Freighter.
- 2nd August 2005
Sold its Rocketdyne rocket engine division to Pratt & Whitney.
- November 2005
Officially announced that it would produce a larger variant of the 747, the 747-8, in two versions, commencing with the Freighter version.
- May 2006
Agreed to purchase Dallas, Texas-based Aviall, Inc. for $1.7 billion and retain $350 million in debt.
- 11th August 2006
Agreed to form a joint-venture with the large Russian titanium producer, VSMPO-Avisma for the machining of titanium forgings.
- 18th August 2007
NASA selected Boeing as the manufacturing contractor for the liquid-fueled upper stage of the Ares I rocket.
Completed its acquisition of Argon ST Inc.
- February 2011
Received a contract for 179 KC-46 U.S. Air Force tankers at a value of $35 billion.
- 5th January 2012
Announced plans to close its facilities in Wichita, Kansas.
- 13th May 2013
Announced it would cut 1,500 IT jobs in Seattle, Washington.
- April 2014
Announced their Long Beach manufacturing facility would shut down by the end of the year.
- March 2016
Announced to cut 4,000 jobs from its commercial airplane division by mid-year.
- 13th May 2016
Opened a $1 billion 27 acres (11 hectares) putting under one roof the equivalent of 25 football fields, factory in Washington state.