Boeing celebrates 100 years


US aircraft manufacturer Boeing celebrated its centenary over the weekend, showcasing all its 7 series jets at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Reuters reports that the company’s CEO Dennis Muilenburg said the company had a century-long history of innovation, and the disciplined nature of this was key to its longevity.

The company has a work backlog of 5,700 planes and is trying to gain approval to sell over 100 aircraft to Iran. Besides meeting these commitments, the company would work in future to “sharpen and accelerate” its innovation.

This included in “second-century design in manufacturing, automation, 3-D printing, additive manufacturing,” said Muilenberg.

“Even though we’re arguably the best aerospace company in the world today, we have to continue to invest in innovation.”

The centenary marking the official founding on July 15, 1916 also included everything in the 7 series line-up, from the 1950s 707 to the 787 Dreamliner.