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Boeing - Historical Events
Date Event
1916-06-29

Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time

1916-07-15

Boeing Company (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash

1933-02-08

1st flight of all-metal Boeing 247

1934-06-12

Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] & United Air Lines

1938-06-07

Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen)

1941-06-14

Ground broken for Boeing Plant II (ex-AFLC Plant 13) Wichita KS

1944-04-24

1st Boeing B-29 arrives in China "over the Hump"

1945-04-25

Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany

1954-07-15

1st coml jet transport plane built in US tested (Boeing 707)

1962-06-03

Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130

1962-06-22

French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed

1962-11-27

1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place

1963-02-09

1st flight of Boeing 727 jet

1964-01-07

Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)

1965-05-20

Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at Cairo Egypt, killing 121

1966-04-13

Pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s

1967-04-09

1st Boeing 737 rolls out

1967-04-09

The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.

1968-04-20

S Afr Boeing 707 crashes at Windhoek, 122 killed

1968-09-30

1st Boeing 747 rolls out

1969-02-09

Boeing 747 made its 1st commercial flight

1969-02-19

1st Test flight of Boeing 747 jumbo jet

1969-12-02

Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)

1970-01-12

Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage

1970-01-21

PanAm Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London

1970-01-22

1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, NY to London in 6½ hours

1970-03-02

American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747

1970-07-02

1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels

1971-04-29

Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration

1971-07-30

Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162

1972-04-20

Apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2

1973-07-11

Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed

1973-12-17

Arabs terrorists shoot passengers on Boeing 737 to Kuwait

1974-12-01

Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died

1975-04-25

1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao

1975-09-03

Chartered Boeing 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die

1975-09-30

The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.

1976-10-13

A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).

1977-02-18

Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on it's maiden flight

1977-02-26

1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)

1977-05-27

2 Boeing 747s by Pan Am & KLM collide in Canary Islands, killing 582

1977-06-18

Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for 1st time, It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747

1977-10-18

W German commandos liberate Boeing 737, 86 hostages at Mogadishu

1978-04-14

Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia

1978-09-25

PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die

1981-02-27

Greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747

1981-06-19

Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified

1982-07-09

Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner La, killing 153

1983-09-01

Korean Boeing 747, flight 007, strays into Siberia & is shot down by a Soviet jet

1983-11-27

Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 181

1985-06-23

Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die

1985-08-12

Japanese Boeing 747SR crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll)

1985-08-22

Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed

1985-10-11

US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists

1985-11-24

Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed

1986-03-31

167 die when Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashes

1986-12-26

Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed

1987-11-28

South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die

1987-11-29

A Korean Air Boeing 707 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 115

1988-01-29

United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36h54m15s

1988-04-28

Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess

1989-01-08

Boeing 737-400 crashes at Kegworth, England, 46 die

1989-02-08

US Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, 145 die

1989-02-24

US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die

1989-03-19

Boeing B-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight

1990-06-13

Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya

1991-03-03

25 die as United Boeing 737 crashes in Colorado Springs

1991-05-27

Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die

1991-12-29

Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crash into mountain at Taipei

1992-03-24

Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes on mountain Hymettos at Athens: 5-6 die

1992-11-24

Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141

1992-12-22

Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die

1993-04-26

Boeing 737 crashes at Aurangabad, kills 56

1993-05-19

Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellin Colombia, kills 132

1993-07-26

Boeing 737-500 crashes in South Korea, 66 killed

1993-09-10

1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced

1994-09-08

USAir Boeing 737 crashes at Pitts Airport, killing all 132 on board

1995-06-07

The long range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines

1996-07-17

TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.

1998-04-20

TAME Boeing 727-200 chartered by Air France crashes into Cerro El Cable mountain after takeoff from Bogotá, Colombia, killing 53.

1998-10-11

A Congo Airlines Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 40 people.

1999-08-31

A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including 2 on the ground.

2000-10-31

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and four crew members

2002-01-28

TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.

2002-04-15

An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.

2002-05-25

China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.

2002-07-01

A Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71.

2004-01-03

Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.

2005-11-15

Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.

2009-12-15

Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.

2011-08-26

The 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA

2013-04-29

7 people are killed after a Boeing 747 crashes in Bagram, Afghanistan

2013-07-06

3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport

2013-11-17

50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia

2017-02-18

Trump on hand as Boeing unveils newest, biggest Dreamliner yet

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Boeing - Birthdays
Date Event
1881-10-01

William Edward Boeing, founded aircraft co (Boeing)

1922-11-22

William Boeing Jr., War Planes of World War II

1923-11-16

Marc Camoletti, Boeing, Boeing

1939-12-24

Christiane Schmidtmer, Boeing, Boeing

1940-01-05

Dany Saval, Oakland California, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)

1940-04-18

Signe Seidel, Boeing - Boeing

1942-01-05

Dany Saval, Boeing, Boeing

1942-11-16

Geir Børresen, Boeing, Boeing

1949-08-15

Beverly Lynn Burns, Americna pilot, first woman captain in the world on the Boeing 747

1980-9-15

Hendrik Boeing, Night of the Living Dorks

Boeing - Deaths
Date Event
1979-05-11

Chet Stafford, Boeing, Boeing

1993-10-17

Frank J Del Giudice, US industrial designer (Boeing 747), dies at 77

2003-03-13

Christiane Schmidtmer, Boeing, Boeing

2003-07-18

Marc Camoletti, Boeing, Boeing

2015-01-08

William Boeing Jr., War Planes of World War II


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