Boeing is celebrating its 100th birthday, today, July 15, following what it said was a “successful Farnborough Airshow”.
The manufacturer announced several new orders at this year’s show, including Egyptair’s deal for nine next generation B737-800s, and Air Europa’s order for 20 B737 Max aircraft.
Boeing also increased its forecast for new aircraft deliveries over the next 20 years, to nearly 40,000 aircraft at a value of $5.9 trillion.
The company’s history dates back to July 15, 1916, when founder William E Boeing incorporated the Pacific Aero Products Co (later to become the Boeing Airplane Company in May 1917).
Today Boeing employs around 160,000 people in over 65 countries, and manufactures commercial aircraft across its 737, 747, 767, 777, 787 and Boeing Business Jet families of aircraft.
There are around 10,000 Boeing-built commercial jetliners in service worldwide, which accounts for almost half the world’s fleet.