As our employees in the Everett factory go about their work every day, they’re also putting on quite a show for thousands of people who come to see our public tour. We’ve counted the numbers from last year and found out we set an all-time attendance record.
From the tour balcony high above the 747 production line, tour guide Greg Coe points out major assembly positions. Gail Hanusa photo.
Since 2010, participation in public tours has increased by 10 percent each year— to a record 239,579 visitors in 2013. The biggest day ever came on Aug. 9, when 1,849 people took the tour.
High above the 787 production line in Everett. Ed Turner photo.
Sharing the Boeing story on the Everett tour. Gail Hanusa photo.
While the airplanes are the stars of the show, the tour guides also play a key role. We have a dozen Boeing tour guides in Everett who share the company’s history and products with aviation fans from all over the world. They are truly Boeing ambassadors who love to share our past, present and future.
On the 747 tour balcony, visitors are greeted by the cross-section of a 747-100 and several multimedia displays. Gail Hanusa photo.
If you’re in the Seattle area on business or vacation, I highly recommend you make the drive up to Everett. You can find much more about the public tour at this link.