United States of America
The Boeing Aeroplane Company was founded by William E Boeing on 15 July 1916. The company was originally called the Pacific Aero Products Company. The company's first aircraft, produced in June 1916, was the single-engine biplane seaplane aircraft, the Boeing Model 1. In February 1933 Boeing introduced the Boeing Model 247, an all-metal, propeller-driven aeroplane. In 1938 Boeing introduced the Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat, which were used by Pan American World Airways and British Overseas Airways Corporation.
During the Second World War production concentrated on military aircraft, including the B17 and B29. Boeing's first post-war civilian aircraft was the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, introduced in 1947. Taking advantage of its experience building military jets in the 1940s and 1950s Boeing developed the Boeing 707 jet airliner and the KC-135 military derivative. Subsequent jet airliners included the 737 and the jumbo jet, the 747, introduced in 1968. Boeing's latest aircraft is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
|Company||Boeing Aeroplane Company|
|Country||United States of America|
|Period of operation||1916 to present|
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