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Happy 100th Birthday Boeing : The excellence journey of Boeing

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The Boeing.

Boeing is based in Chicago, US, and they are the one of the world’s leading aerospace companies, and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Boeing also designs and manufactures rotorcraft; missiles; satellites; electronic and defense systems; launch vehicles; and advanced information and communication systems. As they are the major service provider to NASA, Boeing also operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. They are one of the largest US exporters (in terms of sales) and they also provide military and commercial airline support services to all of their customers in over 90 countries worldwide.

About Founder : William E. Boeing

Boeing, 1916-1934
Company Founder and Owner, President, Chairman of the Board

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 Under his guidance, a tiny airplane manufacturing company grew into a huge corporation of related industries.On June 20, 1934, he was awarded the Daniel Guggenheim Medal for aeronautical achievement. When post-Depression legislation in 1934 mandated the dispersion of the corporation, Boeing sold his interests in the Boeing Airplane Co., but continued to work on other business ventures.He became one of America’s most successful breeders of thoroughbred horses. William E. Boeing died September 28, 1956, aboard the Taconite. He remained until the end an active and interested participant in the world around him.

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Fast facts

  • Boeing was founded in 1916 in Seattle, Washington by William E. Boeing.
  • Number of employees: more than 158,000 people across the US and in 70 different countries. 2009
  • Boeing has nearly 12,000 commercial jetliners in service worldwide – about 75% of the world fleet.2009
  • Boeing Commercial Airplanes offer a number of different technologically advanced airplanes, including one that can seat more than 500 and another that is the longest range in the world at about 9,300 nautical miles (14,966km) /).2009
  • The Boeing 737 is the best-selling commercial airliner in history with more than 8,000 orders, 6,000 of which have been delivered
  • The Renton plant builds the narrow-body Boeing 737 and 757 aircraft, while the wide-body Boeing 747, 767, and 777 aircraft are assembled at the Everett plant.
  • Its products include, among others, the F-15 Eagle, F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, and AV-8 Harrier fighters; the C-17 Globemaster III airlifter; the AH-64 Apache series of attack helicopters; the CH-47 Chinook transport helicopte
  • The 747-200 largest civilian airplane in the world —built  in less than 16 months during the late 1960s.
  • Boeing has 113 different Defense Products , 19  space products & 40 commercial transport aircraft and some of their variants derived for Civilian & military use. (for info Click)
  • During World War II ,Boeing built a large number of B-17 and B-29 bombers , In the beginning of March 1944, production had been scaled up in such a manner that over 350 planes were built each month. To prevent an attack from the air, the manufacturing plants had been covered with greenery and farmland items. During these years of war the leading aircraft companies of the U.S. cooperated.

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Boeing Everertt Factory 


Boeing Logo 

Boeing Logo’s ,The History of the Boeing Logo The first widely used Boeing trademark – the vertical, winged Boeing ‘totem’ (Pic courtesy : Goodlogo )


Boeing Journey from 1916 to 2015 

  • In 1916 , first Boeing airplane was assembled in a lakeside hangar located on the northeast shore of Seattle’s Lake Union. Many of Boeing’s early planes were seaplanes.

First Boeing Aircraft model (Pic courtesy : Boeing)

  • In late 1917,The company moved its operations to a larger former shipbuilding facility known as Boeing Plant 1, located on the lower Duwamish River.
  • In 1919 the Boeing B-1 made its first flight. It was a flying boat that accommodated one pilot and two passengers and some mail. Over the course of eight years, it made international airmail flights from Seattle to Victoria, British Columbia
  • In 1923, Boeing began a competition against Curtiss for a contract to develop a pursuit fighter for the U.S. Army Air Service

The Model 40A, which first flew May 20, 1927 (copyrights@Boeing)

  • in 1928 William Boeing formed Boeing Airplane & Transport Corporation to encompass both manufacturing and airline operations.
  • In 1933 the Boeing 247 was introduced, the first truly modern airliner, Boeing built the first sixty aircraft exclusively for its own United Airlines subsidiary’s operations
  • in 1934 mandated the dispersion of the corporation, William Boeing sold his interests in the Boeing Airplane Co., but continued to work on other business ventures
  • in 1935 Boeing’s Introduced legendary bombers, the B-17 Flying Fortress (first flown )
  • 1936 on Boeing Plant 2 to accommodate the production of larger modern aircraft.
  • In 1938 ,After  Agreement with Pan Am( Pan American World Airways )The first flight of the Boeing 314 Clipper . It was the largest civil aircraft of its time, with a capacity of 90 passengers on day flights,
  • In 1942, B-29 Super fortress , played key roles in the Allied war effort in World War II
  • In 1950‘s Boeing used company funds to develop the 367–80 jet airliner demonstrator that led to the KC-135 Stratotanker and Boeing 707 jetliner.
  • In 1952 Boeing Introduced eight-engine B-52 Stratofortress  jet bombers.
Boeing 707-138B Qantas Jett Clipper Ella N707JT.jpg

First flight December 20, 1957 & Retrieved December 27, 2009. (ordered 1010 & delivered 1010)

  • In 1958, Boeing began delivery of its 707, the United States’ first commercial jet airliner a four-engine, 156-passenger airliner.  A few years later, Boeing added a second version of this aircraft, the Boeing 720.
  • in 1960 Boeing was acquired  Vertol Aircraft Corporation and started  The twin-rotor CH-47 Chinook Helicopter Production
  • In Dec 1960 Boeing started 727 model.  The 727 was the first commercial jetliner to reach 1,000 sales, and a few years later the 1,500 mark was reached

Boeing 727 , (Produced 1963–1984) (total ordered 1831 & delivered 1831) pic courtesy Wikipedia

  • In 1964 , The 707 was followed by the 727 trijet and 737 twinjet, which entered service.
  • In 1966 , Boeing built the Lunar Orbiters, NASA’s first spacecraft to orbit the Moon  and
  • In 1967, Boeing introduced another short- and medium-range airliner, the twin-engine 737

Boeing 737 Introduced February 10, 1968, with Lufthansa and still in service with variant models total delivered (737 , classic , NG )- 8385 aircraft’s as of 2015 (pic courtesy : Wikipedia )

  •  in 1968 the first 747–100 Introduced,  The 747 has an intercontinental range and a larger seating capacity Aircraft

first Boeing 747 displayed to the public on September 30, 1968 and production still continued with 747-8 series (Ordered 1418- Delivered 1418 ) (Pic courtesy : Boeing )

Boeing 757 , First flight February 9, 1969 & retrieved 2004 .( Pic courtesy Wikipedia ) (Ordered 1049 & delivered 1049) as of 2004. Pic courtesy Wikipedia

  • In January 1970, the first 747, a four-engine long-range airliner, flew its first commercial flight with Pan American World Airways. The company has delivered nearly 1,400 Boeing 747s. (as of 2013)
  • During the 1970s, Boeing also developed the US Standard Light Rail Vehicle, which has been used in San Francisco, Boston, and Morgantown
  • IN 1974 , The Mariner 10 space probe, which took the first close-up pictures of the surface of Mercury.
Boeing twin engine jetliner in flight near a snow-capped mountain.

Boeing 767 , First flight September 26, 1981 & still service ,(Order 1114 & delivered 1069) as of 2015 (Pic courtesy Wikipedia )

  • In 1983, Boeing assembled its 1,000th 737 passenger aircraft.
  • In 1983 , European newcomer in commercial airliner manufacturing (Airbus). Boeing had to offer new aircraft, and developed the single-aisle 757 (February 19, 1982), the larger, twin-aisle 767 (September 26, 1981), and upgraded versions of the 737
  • in November 1988, The first B-2 rolled out of the bomber’s final assembly facilitated in Palmdale, California
  • in the mid-1990’s, the company developed the revamped version of the 737, known as the 737 “Next-Generation”, or 737-NG. It has since become the fastest-selling version of the 737 in history
  • In 1993 NASA selected Boeing as the prime contractor for the ISS (International Space Station ), and two years later the company became responsible for the integration and verification of ISS systems and the design, analysis, manufacture, verification, and delivery of the American components of the station.
  • In April 1994, Boeing introduced the most modern commercial jet aircraft at the time, the twin-engine 777, with a seating capacity of approximately 300 to 370 passengers in a typical three-class layout, in between the 767 and the 747. 777 was the first Boeing airliner to feature a “fly-by-wire”
Aircraft landing approach. Front quarter view of twin-engine jet in flight with flaps and landing gear extended.

Boeing 777 , Introduced on June 7, 1995, with United Airlines & still in service ( orders 1541 & Delivered 1268) as of 2015

  • In 1996, Boeing acquired Rockwell’s aerospace and defense units ,  In August 1997, Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas

Boeing 717, First flight September 2, 1998 & Retrieved September 2, 1998) , ordered 155 & delivered 155)

  • In September 2001, Boeing moved its corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago
  • Boeing launched the 777 Freighter in May 2005 with an order from Air France. The freighter variant is based on the −200LR. Other customers include FedEx and Emirates
  • On November 10, 2005, the 777-200LR (Long Range) set a world record for the longest non-stop flight. It flew 11,664 nautical miles (21,601 km) during its 22-hour 42-minute flight
  • on December 1, 2006. The new joint venture, United Launch Alliance and It is the largest provider of rocket launch services to the U.S. government.
  • December 15, 2009, Introduced Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Its variants seat 242 to 335 passengers in typical 3-class seating configurations.
All Nippon Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA801A OKJ in flight.jpg

Boeing 787 , First flight December 15, 2009 & still in service (ordered 1071 & delivered 235 ) as of 2015

  • On June 30, 2010, Boeing announced its intent to acquire Argon ST as part of the company’s strategy to expand its capabilities to address the C4ISR, cyber and intelligence markets.
  • On Feb 2012 Boeing introduced 747-8 series aircraft.

on June 1, 2012, Introduced 747-8 with Lufthansa ,In service , (Total orders 119 and Delivered 84),

  • In November 2013, Boeing Commercial Airplanes launched the airplane at the Dubai Airshow with 259 commitments from four customers. Production of the 777X was scheduled to begin in 2017

  • At the Paris Air Show on June 18, 2013, Boeing launched the 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 family, with commitments for 102 airplanes from five customers.The new 787-10 was designed to fly up to 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 kilometers)
  • On June 28, 2014, Boeing delivered the 1,500th 747 to come off the production line to Frankfurt, Germany-based Lufthansa.
  • on April 16, 2015  Boeing Introdcued 787- 9 with All Nippon Airways (ANA) which featured with star livery (for info Click here)

Source : Wikipedia and Boeing.com

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These are the Top 10 best US airlines of 2024

These are the Top 10 best US airlines of 2024

In an era where air travel plays an integral role in connecting people and places, the quality of airline service can significantly impact travelers’ experiences.

As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of aviation, insights into the performance and reliability of different carriers become invaluable. Enter WalletHub’s comprehensive analysis, offering a glimpse into the 10 best US airlines of 2024. Join us as we embark on a journey through the clouds, exploring the top performers.

Best airlines of 2024

  1. Alaska Airlines (68.07 out of 100): Anchoring the list is Alaska Airlines, celebrated for its consistency and customer satisfaction. With a score of 68.07, Alaska Airlines sets the standard for excellence in the skies.
  2. SkyWest Airlines (65.96): Following closely behind is SkyWest Airlines, recognized for its operational prowess and reliability. With a score of 65.96, SkyWest secures its position among the elite.
  3. Spirit Airlines (65.69): Surging into third place is Spirit Airlines, renowned for its affordability and expansive route network. Despite its low-cost model, Spirit Airlines earns acclaim with a score of 65.69.
  4. Delta Air Lines (61.56): A stalwart of the industry, Delta Air Lines maintains its reputation for superior service and efficiency. With a score of 61.56, Delta continues to soar above the competition.
  5. United Airlines (51.96): United Airlines occupies the middle ground, offering a balance of convenience and comfort to travelers. With a score of 51.96, United remains a dependable choice for domestic and international flights.
  6. JetBlue Airways (51.6): JetBlue Airways, known for its focus on customer experience and amenities, secures its place in the top 10 with a score of 51.6.
  7. Hawaiian Airlines (48.3): Transporting passengers, Hawaiian Airlines earns accolades for its hospitality and island-inspired service. With a score of 48.3, Hawaiian Airlines embodies the spirit of aloha.
  8. American Airlines (46.52): Despite facing challenges, American Airlines maintains its presence among the top performers with a score of 46.52, showcasing resilience in the competitive aviation landscape.
  9. Frontier Airlines (43.57): Frontier Airlines offers budget-conscious travelers a gateway to the skies with its affordable fares and diverse destinations. With a score of 43.57, Frontier Airlines secures its place in the top 10.
  10. Southwest Airlines (36.03): Rounding out the list is Southwest Airlines, renowned for its no-frills approach and extensive route network. With a score of 36.03, Southwest Airlines remains a popular choice for travelers seeking simplicity and value.
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World’s Top 21 riskiest Travel Destinations – U.S. State Department’s Level 4 Advisories”

World's Top 21 Riskiest Travel Destinations – U.S. State Department's Level 4 Advisories"

The US government provides travel advisories to warn its citizens about the safety and security circumstances in numerous places across the world. These recommendations are intended to assist travelers in making informed decisions and minimizing risks while abroad.

While many countries are typically safe to visit, the US Department of State advises exercising caution or avoiding travel altogether owing to a variety of concerns such as political instability, terrorism, and natural disasters.

Travel advisory levels are released by the U.S. State Department for over 200 countries worldwide. These levels are updated regularly depending on a range of risk factors, including health, terrorism, and civil unrest. Level 1 travel advisories advise taking standard precautions, while Level 4 advisories advise not going there.

As of October 23, over 10% of countries—21 in total—had a Level 4: “Do Not Travel” advice. The State Department states that in Level 4 countries, the United States government may have “very limited ability” to take action if travelers’ security or safety is in risk.

Places With a Level 4 Travel Advisory

Afghanistan: According to the State Department, the Central Asian nation is dealing with “armed conflict, civil unrest, crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.”

Burkina Faso: This West African country is plagued by crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. With little to no notice, schools, restaurants, and hotels may become targets of terrorist strikes.

Myanmar (formerly known as Burma): The main barriers to visiting this Southeast Asian nation are civil chaos and armed conflict.

Gaza: Due to the current conflict, US officials advise visitors to Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza to either postpone their plans or stay away.

Iran: All visitors are at danger for kidnapping and unjust detentions, but Americans are particularly vulnerable to “arbitrary arrest and detention.”

Iraq: The State Department bases its Level 4 designation on “terrorism, kidnapping, armed conflict civil unrest.”

Libya: Conflict between armed groups in Libya’s East and West has plagued the country since the fall of its dictatorship over a decade ago.

North Korea: is home to one of the longest-running dynastic dictatorships in history, and US passports are not valid for travel “to, in, or through” this nation.

Russia: The invasion of Ukraine, arbitrary law enforcement, and intimidation of American citizens by Russian government officials are among the factors that led to the country’s Level 4 travel recommendation.

South Sudan: Weapon assault, kidnapping, and crime are the main risk factors, with violent crime being widespread in the nation.

Sudan: Due to the continued turmoil in the nation, the United States withdrew its embassy from Khartoum in April 2023 and blocked its airspace.

Yemen: Yemen has six of the nine risk categories listed by the State Department: landmines, terrorism, civil instability, health hazards, and kidnapping.

Malawi: Level 2
The Department of State is warning visitors to Malawi to travel with extra caution in light of recent criminal activity and civil upheaval.

Bangladesh: Level 2
US residents who are in Bangladesh or intend to travel there should be especially careful because of the country’s high crime rate, terrorist attacks.

Saba: Level 1
The most recent alert states that visitors to Saba should take standard safety precautions.

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Boeing’s Showstopper Aircraft and Green Commitment at Dubai Airshow 2023

– The airshow will feature a Boeing 777-9 flying display, while customer 777, 787 Dreamliner, and 737 MAX aircraft will be on static display.

Boeing's Showstopper Aircraft and Green Commitment at Dubai Airshow 2023

Boeing Co [NYSE: BA] is set to showcase its market-leading commercial, defense, and services portfolio at the 2023 Dubai Airshow. During the event, they will feature their new widebody 777-9 jet in the flying display. Additionally, the company will demonstrate the state-of-the-art F-15QA (Qatar Advanced) fighter, marking the first time that the digitally advanced Qatar Emiri Air Force F-15 has performed at an air show.

As a strategic sponsor of the Aerospace 2050 conference at the airshow, Boeing will emphasize its commitment and actions in promoting a more sustainable aerospace future. They will also express their support for the aviation industry’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Boeing's Showstopper Aircraft and Green Commitment at Dubai Airshow 2023

Boeing’s activities at the airshow:

Boeing Commercial Airplanes:

  • Boeing will showcase its widebody 777-9 airplane from November 13-15.
  • The 777-9 is the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, based on the successful 777 family with technology from the 787 Dreamliner. It can seat 426 passengers and has a range of 13,510 km.
  • Customer displays will feature aircraft from various airlines, including the 787-9 Dreamliner, 777-300ER, 787-10 Dreamliner, and 737 MAX.

Riyadh Air:

  • Riyadh Air, a new Saudi carrier, will display a Boeing-owned 787-9 in a new indigo livery inspired by the sky at dusk.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security:

  • Boeing’s Advanced F-15QA fighter jet will perform aerial demonstrations.
  • The T-7A Red Hawk Advanced Pilot Training System simulator will be showcased.
  • Several Boeing aircraft, including the F-15E, KC-46A Pegasus, P-8A Poseidon, AH-64 Apache, and CH-47F Chinook, will be on display.

Boeing Global Services:

  • Boeing will present services for government and commercial customers, including digital, sustainment, modifications, parts, and training solutions.
  • They will highlight partnerships for support and digital capabilities for aviation operations.

Sustainable Aviation:

  • Boeing will discuss efforts to reduce aviation’s carbon footprint at the Aerospace 2050 forum.
  • They will also talk about the Cascade Climate Impact Model, a tool for reducing carbon emissions.

Innovation and Technology:

  • Boeing’s Aerospace Xelerated is partnering with the Vista 2023 startup hub.
  • They will feature 10 portfolio companies supported by the UAE’s Tawazun Council.
  • Boeing’s Applied Innovation team will work with seven portfolio companies to bring startup technology into their products.
  • Visitors can learn more about Boeing’s capabilities at Exhibit 1005.

Boeing’s High-Flying Presence at Dubai Airshow 2023

Boeing showcased its Business jet BBJ aircraft at the MEBAA event in Abu Dhabi last year, an event designed for a private jet flight expo. The Dubai Airshow 2023 is also highlighting private jet companies such as Gulfstream, Embraer, and Bombardier. Boeing recently secured a significant order for its Boeing 737 Max aircraft, with 108 orders for the 737-7 Max variant from Southwestern Airlines. Similar aircraft of this type will be featured at the Dubai Airshow, targeting new commercial market segments. Additionally, the event will feature the presentation of the new Boeing 777x upgraded versions.

Passenger planes are available for sale with prices that vary depending on their seating capacity and range. Boeing offers a range of commercial planes priced between $50 million and $450 million, all customized to meet specific customer requirements.

The Boeing 777x is in competition with the Airbus A350, both incorporating cutting-edge technology and composite materials that reduce the aircraft’s weight, thereby enhancing fuel efficiency and range for airlines. Boeing is also conducting tests with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on all its aircraft to make them more environmentally friendly by 2040. At the Dubai Airshow 2023, Boeing and Airbus are presenting the finest aircraft available for sale. The event also includes demonstrations of simulation technology for airline pilot training, electric aircraft, and the latest innovations in aviation.

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