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Boeing Is 90 Years Old On July 15th  
User currently offlinePygmalion From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 975 posts, RR: 37
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3622 times:

Boeing turns 90 tomorrow (Saturday).

A Vision Realized
Excerpt:
On July 15, 1916, "the 21 people Bill Boeing employed to build and maintain his two B&W airplanes became employees of Pacific Aero Products Company. A year later, the company would have a more familiar name: Boeing Airplane Company."



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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5893 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3604 times:

I bet they won't be getting any Happy Birthday cards from Airbus!  spin 


That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
User currently offlinePygmalion From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 975 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

Party with some gifts at Farnbrough Monday?

User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3582 times:

This is a much bigger deal than many might realise. There were a lot of ups and downs in those 90 years.


Dont take life too seriously because you will never get out of it alive - Bugs Bunny
User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

Happy 90th Birthday Boeing! Best wishes for lots of success in the coming years!

(P.S.: I think that Boeing it mighty enough without any Airbus cards...)  Wink


User currently offlineKatekebo From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 711 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

Congratulations !!!

90 years of sustained leadership is easier said than done.


User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4785 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

To execute with excellence and sustain leadership in this difficult industry for 90 years is certainly an achievement.

Congratulations to Boeing. Here's to 90 more!



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlinePygmalion From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 975 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3541 times:

The photo was taken in 1922. The woman in the shot is Helen Holcombe, Boeing's first woman engineer, who started in 1917.

User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

Hi,

Congratulations, Boeing. And a big  champagne  for the whole workforce.
Definitively a flag ship for the US! 90 Years is pretty amazing for an aircraft designer.

I'm very happy to see Boeing back on it roots: innovation. It works, for sure!

Regards,
Raphael


User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2316 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

Happy birthday Boeing

Wow 90 years, thats longer than I thought  Smile

Phil
FlyingColours



Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1994 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3459 times:

Happy Birthday, Boeing!!

And thank You for bringing us the best looking widebodies: 767-300, 767-400, the Mighty Triple Seven and comming soon to the airport near you: the 787.



Now get your f***ing Jumbo Jet off my airport!!! - AC/DC "Ain't No Fun To Be a Millionaire"
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

Quoting Rpaillard (Reply 8):
I'm very happy to see Boeing back on it roots: innovation.

Did Boeing ever invent anything?



The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineYellekc From United States of America, joined May 2006, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3370 times:

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 11):
Did Boeing ever invent anything?

An in-flight shower!  Silly

www.newscientist.com/blog/invention/2006/05/mile-high-showers.html

http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-...S=DN/20060064815&RS=DN/20060064815


User currently offlineLonghaulheavy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3370 times:

Congratulations Boeing! It's uncommon for a company to make it 90 years. It's even more uncommon for a company to make it 90 years and still be a dominant player in the same market.

User currently offlineJHSfan From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3333 times:

Congratulations Boeing!´- 90 years in the aviation business is really something.  veryhappy   bigthumbsup 

Yours in realtime
JHSfan



Look at me, I´m riding high, I´m the airbornmaster of the sky...
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

Quoting Pygmalion (Thread starter):
Boeing turns 90 tomorrow (Saturday).

Happy Birthday, Boeing! What a great company!

May Boeing prosper well into the 22nd Century, and beyond!

[Edited 2006-07-15 11:53:37]

User currently offlinePavlin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

Happy Birthday Boeing.
And another 90 years


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 881 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Happy Birthday Boeing!

Not bad for a aircraft plant to stand 90 years....

Micke//SWE Big grin



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

Happy birthday Boeing...May you continue to innovate and change the way that we travel through the skies for many more years to come.


Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineOldAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3703 posts, RR: 67
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 11):
Did Boeing ever invent anything?


Do you mean the man or the Company?

In the case of the Company, one thing that comes to mind is the anti-skid brake for the B-47. The design was then licensed to Hydro-Aire for production.

Citing this example avoids all the nasty arguments about who invented the swept wing, the podded jet engine etc. While Boeing did not necessarily invent these types of items, they did exploit them sooner and more effectively than their competition.

Innovation often means effective integration, something Boeing now says is its primary strength, ie large scale systems integration.

[Edited 2006-07-15 16:02:21]

[Edited 2006-07-15 16:04:41]


Airplane design is easy, the difficulty is getting them to fly - Barnes Wallis
User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

Happy 90th, Boeing. Here's to at least 90 more.  Smile


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7981 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 1):
I bet they won't be getting any Happy Birthday cards from Airbus!

Why not? In fact I assume they will congratulate Boeing; it's perfectly normal in the business world. And if they don't they will wait for another 10 years.



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