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Boeing Company Aviation History
Boeing F-86 Sabre Jet
The first swept-wing airplane in the U.S. fighter inventory, the F-86 scored consistent victories over Russian-built MiG fighters during the Korean War, accounting for a final ratio of 10-to-1.
Boeing's Metal Monoplanes of the 1930s
By the end of the 1920s, biplanes were becoming obsolete and manufacturers turned to building all-metal monoplanes. Boeing Aircraft led this technological revolution with welded steel tubing for fuselage structure. This soon became standard in the industry until it was replaced by monocoque sheet metal structures in the mid-1930s.
The Concorde Supersonic Transport
The Concorde supersonic airliner, built jointly by France and Great Britain, to this day remains the only such supersonic plane to operate successfully in commercial service and has earned its prominent place in aeronautical history.
The Boeing P-12 or F4B was an American pursuit aircraft that was operated by the United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy.
The P-26A marked a significant step in the evolution of fighter aircraft -- it became the U.S. Army Air Corps' first all-metal monoplane fighter in regular service.
Boeing's Post-War Commercial Aviation Activities
When World War II ended in August 1945, the U.S. government cancelled most orders for bomber aircraft, which had been a mainstay of the aircraft industry. Total industry production dropped from 96,000 airplanes in 1944 to 1,330 military aircraft in 1946.
O-2 Observation Biplane
The O-2, produced for the U.S. Army Air Service, was the first of a series that remained in production for nine years.
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine heavy bomber propeller aircraft flown by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and other military organizations afterwards.
Boeing Model P-12/F4B
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's inside structure.
Boeing History: The Model 40A
The model 40a was the first Boeing airplane to carry passengers, with room for two people in a tiny cabin, as well as cargo space for mail.
Boeing History: The Model 80
In 1928, Boeing introduced America's first airliner designed specifically for passenger comfort and convenience.
Boeing's Post-War Military and Space Activities
When World War II ended in August 1945, the U.S. government canceled its orders for bomber aircraft. Boeing plants that had been producing the B-17 and B-29 bombers in large numbers shut down and soon, 30,000 Boeing employees were out of work.
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine heavy bomber propeller aircraft flown by the United States Army Air Forces and other military organizations.
Boeing History: Metal Monoplanes
After Charles "Lucky" Lindbergh made the first solo nonstop trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Paris in a Ryan monoplane in 1927, there was a tremendous surge of interest in aviation.
Boeing History: Defining the Future of Flight
In January 2000, The Boeing Company purchased Hughes Electronics Corporation’s space and communications business and its related operations, originators of the Surveyor spacecraft and satellites 376, 601 and 702.
Boeing Model C Seaplane
The Model C training seaplane was the first "all-Boeing" design and the company's first financial success.
Boeing Model B-1
The B-1 was a "pusher-style" flying boat, with its engine at the rear.
Boeing History: B-47 Stratojet
The B-47 was the country’s first swept-wing multi-engine bomber. It represented a milestone in aviation history, and a revolution in aircraft design.
Boeing History: Beginnings - 1903-1938
In 1903, two events launched the history of modern aviation. The Wright brothers made their first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and William Boeing, born Oct. 1, 1881, in Detroit, Michigan, left Yale engineering college for the West Coast.
Boeing History: B-52 Stratofortress
By the 21st century, the B-52 was in its fifth decade of operational service. The eight-engine, 390,000-pound jet was the country’s first long-range, swept-wing heavy bomber.
Boeing Company Aviation Pioneers
William E. Boeing
William E. Boeing left Yale University in 1903 to take advantage of opportunities in the risky and cyclical, but financially rewarding, Northwest timber industry. That experience would serve him well in aviation.
Lionel D. Alford
Mr. Alford has had a unique and distinguished engineering career, his contributions to progress and to excellence make him an outstanding role model for students and practicing engineers.
Boeing Company Aviation Features
The KC-46A is intended to replace the U.S. Air Force's aging fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers which has been the primary refueling aircraft for more than 50 years.
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) formerly known as Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) is a unit of The Boeing Company responsible for defense and aerospace products and services.
KC-X is the name of the United States Air Force program to procure its next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft. This aircraft is intended to replace some of the older Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers.
Maneuverability Makes the Difference
While the KC-135 Stratotankers have performed well in their expeditionary role, the Air Force has raised the bar for the new KC-X tanker aircraft.
The Boeing X-37 Advanced Technology Demonstrator is an unpiloted demonstration spaceplane that is intended to test future spaceflight technologies while in orbit and during atmospheric reentry.
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (Boeing IDS), based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a unit of The Boeing Company responsible for defense and aerospace products and services.
Lockheed L-10 Electra
The Lockheed L-10 Electra was a twin-engine, all-metal monoplane airliner developed by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in the 1930s to compete with the Boeing 247 and Douglas DC-2
The Boeing P-8 Poseidon (formerly the Multimission Maritime Aircraft or MMA) is a military aircraft currently being developed for the United States Navy.
The Boeing KC-767 is an early 21st century military aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft developed from the Boeing 767-200.
The B-1B Bomber
The B-1 evolved from a series of studies in the 1960s into a long-range conventional multi-role bomber that operates with precision and persistence.
Boeing KC-135 Jet Tanker!
The KC-135 was the first offspring of the Dash 80. It was the only jet airplane designed specifically for aerial refueling.
X-48B Blended Wing-Body
Boeing Phantom Works has partnered with NASA and the Air Force Research Laboratory to study the structural, aerodynamic and operational advantages of the Blended Wing Body concept.
Boeing: Integrated Defense Systems-Wichita Programs
Following the purchase of Boeing-Wichita Commercial Aircraft Division by Spirit Aerosystems, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems remained an extremely important resource for military programs in Wichita, Kansas.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized wide body, twin engined passenger airliner currently under development by Boeing and scheduled to enter service in May 2008
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. ("Spirit"), based in Wichita, Kansas, is the world's largest first-tier aerostructures manufacturer.
List of surviving B-29 Superfortresses
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine heavy bomber propeller aircraft flown by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and other military organizations afterwards. The name "Superfortress" was derived from its well-known predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress.
The Boeing E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post, with a project name of "Nightwatch", is an aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and is specially built to serve as a survivable mobile command post for the National Command Authority (the President of the United States and the Secretary of Defense, and successors).
Boeing Company Aviation News
ONEX MOVING FORWARD WITH BOEING PURCHASE
Nigel Wright, Onex Corporation managing director, today reaffirmed the company's intention to complete the purchase of Boeing Commercial Airplanes' Wichita/Oklahoma operations.
Boeing Discusses Progress on 787 Dreamliner
Boeing, during a briefing at the Paris Air Show reported strong progress on many aspects of the all-new 787 Dreamliner that make the airplane more appealing to passengers and airlines.
Boeing’s Newest Fighter Aircraft Makes First Flight
Company's reputation for delivering the most lethal fighter aircraft to militaries around the world continued today when their newest fighter aircraft, the F-15K Strike Eagle, made its first flight in St. Louis.
Boeing KC-767 Tanker: Sized Right for the Fight
The KC-767 Advanced Tanker developed by Boeing was sized to meet the aerial refueling requirements of the U.S. Air Force's mission and exceeded performance requirements to replace the aging, yet storied fleet of KC-135 medium tankers.
Boeing KC-767 Tanker: Capability Where it Counts
With advantages identified by the U.S. Air Force in the areas of mission capability, survivability, aerial refueling technology, operational utility and ability to respond to real-world mission scenarios, the Boeing KC-767 is the best tanker for the future conflicts anticipated by the U.S. Defense Department.
B-29 Engine "Roars" Again
The Kansas Aviation Museum, in conjunction with the United States Aviation Museum, gave new life to a B-29 engine that has not been operational for over 53 years.
Boeing KC-767 Tanker Cost Advantage Grows as Fuel Prices Soar
As the U.S. military expresses concern over escalating fuel costs stressing defense budgets, Boeing reports that the U.S. Air Force could pay as much as $44 billion more in fuel bills over 40 years to operate a fleet of 179 Airbus A330-200 aerial refueling tankers, compared with a similar number of tankers based on the Boeing 767-200ER.
Boeing B-52 With Combat Network Communications Upgrade Makes 1st Flight
Boeing announced the successful first flight of a B-52 Stratofortress upgraded with Combat Network Communications Technology (CONECT), a modification that equips the legendary B-52 with 21st-century situational awareness and mission flexibility. The aircraft made the 3.5-hour flight on May 21 from the Boeing Integrated Defense Systems facility in Wichita.
The Wings of Freedom Tour
The Wings of Freedom Tour of the WWII Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang Announce Unique Display in Wichita at Colonel James Jabara Airport from July 13 to July 15
Boeing to Offer NewGen Tanker to US Air Force
The Boeing Company today announced that it will offer the Boeing NewGen Tanker in the competition to supply the U.S. Air Force with a multi-mission aerial refueling aircraft that will meet all the warfighter’s mission requirements for the next several decades.
Boeing Completes Firm Configuration of 787-9 Dreamliner
Boeing announced the completion of firm configuration for the 787-9 Dreamliner. Boeing reached this milestone after years of collaboration with airline customers and partners to determine the optimal configuration for the new stretch version of the Dreamliner.
Boeing Celebrates Premiere of New 747-8 Intercontinental
Boeing today unveiled its new 747-8 Intercontinental, the new high-capacity passenger airplane that offers airlines the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large passenger airplane while providing enhanced environmental performance.
Boeing Submits NewGen Tanker Proposal to US Air Force
The Boeing Company today submitted a proposal to the U.S. Air Force to provide the service with a next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft. Based on Boeing's 767 commercial airplane, the NewGen Tanker would replace 179 of the 400 Eisenhower-era KC-135 aircraft currently in the Air Force fleet.
The Boeing NewGen Tanker: Best Capability – Best Choice!
Boeing’s 8,000-page NewGen Tanker proposal offers an American-made, 767-based multi-mission tanker that will satisfy all 372 mandatory Air Force requirements and be capable, survivable, and combat-ready at the lowest cost to the taxpayer.
Boeing Military Aircraft Realigns to Position for Future Growth
The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced changes within its Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA) business, including consolidating the organization from six divisions to four, to continue to position the company for growth in the current business environment.
Wins DARPA Vulture II Program
The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] on Sept. 14 signed an agreement with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and fly the SolarEagle unmanned aircraft for the Vulture II demonstration program.
Mullen: world changed forever as jet hit Pentagon
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen was on the fourth floor of the Pentagon on the "spectacularly clear" morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when hijackers flew a Boeing 757 into the side of the building, changing the world forever.
Air Force on track with KC-46A program
Air Force and Boeing Company officials met for the KC-46A program post-award conference recently to discuss program specifics, including a technical overview of the program.
Boeing Company Site of the Month
Boeing Company Photo Galleries
A photo gallery series of images of "After Shock," a B-1B Lancer, taken at McConnell AFB.
Stearman/Boeing Commemoration Photo Feature
For the year 2004, the Kansas Aviation Museum recognizes Boeing Wichita and predecessor company's airplanes that have been produced continuously in Wichita for more than 75 years.
Boeing Company Book Reviews
Boeing Company Air Capital Aviation Report
Our New Cyber Engagement Center: Boeing
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, we are excited to open Boeing's Cyber Engagement Center, the next step in working with our customers to develop the innovative solutions needed to protect critical networks, infrastructure, and mobile environments.
Air Capital Aviation Report, January 27, 2008
Aviation and aerospace news and items of interest from Wichita, the Air Capital of the World. Apollo Astranaut at Kansas Cosmosphere; Spirit and Russian Partnership; Boeing and Lockheed Team Up; Learjet's New Model 85; Cessna's New Business Jet; and Hawker Appoints New Media Director.
Air Capital Aviation Report, February 10, 2008
Kansas Air Tour, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Obtains Certification, Boeing Names Former NASA Engineer to Head Space Shuttle Program, Cessna Names Shih to Oversee China Operations, Spirit Aerosystems Assessing Impact of 787 Schedule Shift, Airbus Completes First Test Flight with Alternative Fuel
Boeing Company Walter J. Boyne's "World Aviation History"
The B-52 Story
The Boeing B-52 has been around so long and has become so familiar that we sometimes forget just how remarkable an airplane it is. There are some obvious things to note, and surely its longevity, performance, and adaptability stand out.
SAC'S UNSUNG HERO: THE BOEING B-50
My first assignment out of flying school was to Castle Air Force Base , California, with the 330th Bomb Squadron of the 93rd Bomb Group.
Boeing Company Edward H. Phillips, "Barnstorming Wichita's Aviation Past"
LLOYD STEARMAN-AVIATOR, ENGINEER AND KANSAN
At his death in 1975, Lloyd Carlton Stearman ranked as one of America's most successful aviation personalities. His name was a household word, as well known to the man on the street as that of Boeing, Northrop, Piper, Cessna and Beech.
Boeing Company Kansas Aviation Legacy
Battle of Kansas
The Battle of Kansas (aka "Battle of Wichita") was the nickname given to a project to build, modify and deliver large quantities of the world's most advanced bomber to the front-lines in the Pacific. The battle began as the first B-29 Superfortresses rolled off the production lines of the massive new Boeing factory on the prairies near Wichita, Kansas
Boeing-Stearman Model 75
The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane, of which at least 9,783 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s as a military trainer aircraft. Stearman became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it served as a Primary trainer for the USAAF, as a basic trainer for the USN (as the NS1 & N2S), and with the RCAF as the Kaydet throughout World War II.
The Boeing KC-46 is a military aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft developed from the Boeing 767.
Boeing Wichita History
A history of Boeing Wichita, which has been part of Kansas business landscape for more than 70 years.
Stearman Kaydet Trainer
The Kaydet, the two-seater biplane introduced by Stearman Aircraft Division of Boeing in Wichita, Kansas, in 1934, became an unexpected success during World War II.
Deep Roots, Deep Pride
Boeing has been a fixture in the Wichita aerospace industry since 1929. Here’s what makes this site tick
Boeing Company Aviation and Aircraft Videos
Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle
New Boeing marketing video (June 2009) showing the capabilies of the F-15SE Silent Eagle stealth version, being offered for sale to international customers.
We're honored to have provided aerial refueling technology for more than 60 years.
Boeing NewGen Tanker KC-X
Boeing will offer the NewGen Tanker to replace the existing fleet of U.S. Air Force KC-135 aircraft.
Boeing Will Deliver
America's warfighters deserve the best tanker America can offer, and our talented workers are trained and ready to meet that need with the NewGen tanker.
Bad to the bone
For better than a decade, America’s primary long-range heavy bomber, the graceful swept-wing B-1, has been aloft over combat zones around the clock.
Boeing NewGen Tanker
America's warfighters deserve the best tanker America can offer, and our talented workers are trained and ready to meet that need with the Boeing NewGen Tanker.
Air force One Tour: The Inside 2 of 2
The presidential air transport fleet consists of two specially configured Boeing 747-200B's -- tail numbers 28000 and 29000 -- with the Air Force designation VC-25. When the president is aboard either aircraft, or any Air Force aircraft, the radio call sign is "Air Force One."
Boeing Company Daryl Murphy's "Planes & People"
The Brothers Rawdon
While the name Rawdon isn't exactly a household word in most of the aviation world, Herb Rawdon exerted a great deal of design influence at Travel Air, Douglas, Beech and Boeing.
Boeing’s slow-flying Scout
Pushed by relentless necessity, it entered a U.S. Army competition to design and produce a small, light observation and liaison airplane.
Boeing Company The Kansas Aviation Museum Journal
Boeing Proudly Sponsors New Learning Center at Kansas Aviation Museum
On Saturday, March 16th, 2013 from 10am to 5pm, the Kansas Aviation Museum opened the new Boeing: Science, Math and History Learning Center, an interactive center that features flight simulators, a weather station, educational learning stations, each with a wide array of education related software, play area, a mock control tower with live radio connection to a Cessna 210 simulator and much, much more.
Boeing Company Outstanding Kansas Built Aircraft
Boeing Company "Chuck" Chauncey's WWII B-29 Memories!