Birthday bash: Boeing rolls out jets from 707 to 787 to celebrate
Boeing puts its passenger jets on display for centennial celebration.
Boeing officially celebrated its 100th anniversary Friday, marking the occasion with a celebration for employees and spectators Friday at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
The U.S. jetmaker showed off all of its modern “7 series” passenger aircraft at the event. The lineup included everything from Boeing’s 707 that revolutionized the jet age when it debuted in the 1950s to the state-of-the art 787 Dreamliner that entered commercial service in 2012.
The event marked the occasion of the company’s official founding on July 15, 1916.
“The innovative spirit of our founder Bill Boeing — who 100 years ago today dedicated this company to building something better — is alive in the generations of our people who continue to deliver products and services that matter and positively change lives around the world,” Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said in a statement marking the occasion. “As we embark on our second century, our commitment to excellence is stronger than ever, our potential for achievement is as great as it was for our founders, and our goals must be even more bold, visionary and inspiring.”
Check out photos from the company’s Seattle celebration above. Or scroll down to for a dive into Boeing’s photo archives and a look at a special Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 painted specifically to commemorate Boeing’s 100th birthday.