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Perhaps the world's most famous manufacturer of aviation, military and space technology. But the corporation started Boeing from a tiny factory where small planes were built entirely by hand.
The history of the company began back in 1916, when the company was founded on July 15 The Pacific Aero Products Company, a year later renamed to Boeing Airplane Company. It was founded by William Boeing, who built a seaplane with the help of George Conrad Westervelt B&W. It was a fabric-lined wooden structure that nevertheless flew well.
The company especially distinguished itself in 1933, when the Boeing 247 passenger aircraft was developed. The model turned out to be reliable, simple and safe, although not without a number of shortcomings. It was a ten-seat twin-engine all-metal aircraft with retractable landing gear. The planes of this model were destined to reveal sad statistics - on October 10, 1933, an explosion occurred on board one of them (a regular Chicago-Cleveland flight). This was the first terrorist act in the history of aeronautics.
In June 1938, the Boeing 314 Clipper was created, a seaplane designed specifically for transatlantic transportation. This plane could carry 90 passengers. It was developed by order of the company pan am (Pan American World Airways). The time is gradually approaching when aircraft will completely replace ships in the business of passenger transatlantic transportation. In the same year, the company's all-weather aircraft appeared - the Model 307 Stratoliner "truck".
|Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, commissioned by Korean Air|
After the end of the war, production had to be drastically reduced by closing factories and laying off staff. On the basis of the same B-29, a passenger aircraft was hastily created. However, since then, military orders have become commonplace for Boeing.
The further history of the company is the history of many successful and not so successful developments. Both military and civilian. Light stripes replaced dark ones, but in general, things are Boeing formed well. The company's developments were actively used in space projects, such as Apollo и space shuttle. In the period from the 60s to the 90s, such legendary aircraft models as the Boeing 737, 747, 757 ...
In 1997 Boeing takes over another aircraft manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company - its sworn competitor. What was immediately displayed in the logo, in which a “piece” from a competitor appeared.
Despite the constant competition from another aircraft manufacturer - Airbus, aircraft sales Boeing impress. Orders run into hundreds or even thousands of pieces. For example, on April 10, 2009, a significant event took place: the air carrier Air France, longtime partner Boeingpurchased the 777th Boeing 777 twin-engine aircraft.
To date, the corporation includes two divisions. This is Boeing Commercial Airplanesengaged in civil aviation and Integrated Defense Systemsin charge of the military and space sectors. In addition to these, there are organizations such as Boeing Capital Corporation - financing issues, Shared Services Group – infrastructure support, and Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technologyengaged in research, technology and their implementation.
The company's headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA (Chicago, Illinois, USA). The company's factories are scattered all over the world. The number of employees has already exceeded 150 thousand people. Aircraft production Boeing can be found at any more or less major airport around the world.