Birthday bash

A busy week at the Farnborough Airshow ended with a huge birthday bash to celebrate Boeing’s 100th birthday in Seattle. My favorite moment of the day came at Boeing Field, where the entire Boeing 7-series gathered for a photo lineup. To see each airplane, check out this video.


707: Omega Air Refueling, 717: Delta, 727: United (donated to Museum of Flight), 737: Alaska’s Centennial themed 900ER, 747-8F: Cathay Pacific, 757: United, 767F: FedEx, 777: Emirates, 787: ANA


The day started with Boeing employees from around the company ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. That was followed by the raising of a Boeing flag on top of Seattle’s famous Space Needle at exactly 7:15am Pacific time.



The day ended with an amazing light show featuring historic photos, videos and animation projected onto Boeing airplanes. You can see it in the video below. Thanks to everyone for helping us celebrate this special milestone.

Comments (6)

Jeri (Pittsburgh):

I wish I could be there in Seattle to see all of this. What a historic lineup of planes. Congratulations to all at Boeing on 100!

Thiagarajan K Rengasamy (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia):

Happy 100th Birthday Boeing and many more success to come!

TC (Mount Vernon, WA):

Try to take a nice family portrait and a DC-9 photobombs the picture...

Todd Cohen (Philadelphia):

Congrats to a GREAT company! As a stockholder, an airplane enthusiast and a proud American - what an amazing story!!

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

Happy 100 years of innovation and aviation technology and development.

James Baloun (Sunnyvale California USA):

Correction - spelling error

Congratulations Boeing for 100 years of building the best aircraft and spacecraft. By the way, the Boeing celebration video 'No Small Dream' really got my attention. Just by amazing chance, at the 1 minute 30 second mark, the video shows the office where I started my career in the Long Beach plant. The video looks to be a few years before I arrived. I spent four years at one of those desks and my name is on about 60 drawings in the Boeing vault. It was a great experience working on the C-17 structural design and launched my career. I am forever thankful for the opportunity, and proud to be a part of Boeing.

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