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Boeing and a partner decided they could build a better flying machine. was in the air. Once the war was over. World War I inaugurated the first production orders for Boeing aircraft. By the end of 1918. among them the future United Airlines. and he left the aviation business to raise horses. With the Model 15 and the P-12/F4B series. and the Navy bought 71 NB trainers during this time. 12-passenger Model 80. By 1929. Boeing’s first model built specifically for passenger transport. 337 people were on the Boeing payroll (a number that would one day swell into the tens of thousands). On the morning of the first test flight of their B&W floatplane. Along with the Stratocruiser (the last propeller-driven plane Boeing would Aircraft Handbook | 32 . Fueled by further expansion. the company’s interests soon included several airlines. the company turned its attention back to civilian aircraft as well as military development and production. and soon became interested in the new field of aviation. thus piloting the first flight of a Boeing aircraft. the same year that the Wright brothers made their revolutionary flight. Bill Boeing and pilot Eddie Hubbard flew a Boeing C-700 to make the first international airmail delivery in 1919. a young man named William Boeing left Yale’s College of Engineering for the West Coast. Boeing became the leading producer of fighters for the next decade. the three-engine. Boeing’s contribution to the war effort during World War II included the construction of thousands of the legendary B--17 Flying Fortress and B--29 Superfortress bombers. Fighter pursuit planes were built for the Army Air Service. The company leadership kept the company name and the Boeing vision for the future: a focus on large airliners and bombers. Boeing was now one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the country. He made his fortune trading timberlands. Boeing became impatient waiting for his pilot and took the controls himself. Washington.BOEING History of Boeing In 1903. An anti-trust breakup of the company in 1934 left Bill Boeing disheartened. moved to Seattle. After learning to fly with aviation legend Glenn Martin in 1915.

a young man named William Boeing left Yale’s College of Engineering for the West Coast. and the Navy bought 71 NB trainers during this time. the three-engine. Once the war was over. With the Model 15 and the P-12/F4B series. 12-passenger Model 80. Fueled by further expansion. and he left the aviation business to raise horses. thus piloting the first flight of a Boeing aircraft. among them the future United Airlines. An anti-trust breakup of the company in 1934 left Bill Boeing disheartened.BOEING History of Boeing In 1903. Boeing became impatient waiting for his pilot and took the controls himself. the company’s interests soon included several airlines. Fighter pursuit planes were built for the Army Air Service. Boeing became the leading producer of fighters for the next decade. Boeing’s first model built specifically for passenger transport. was in the air. Along with the Stratocruiser (the last propeller-driven plane Boeing would Aircraft Handbook | 32 . moved to Seattle. Washington. Boeing was now one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the country. the same year that the Wright brothers made their revolutionary flight. By 1929. By the end of 1918. 337 people were on the Boeing payroll (a number that would one day swell into the tens of thousands). the company turned its attention back to civilian aircraft as well as military development and production. The company leadership kept the company name and the Boeing vision for the future: a focus on large airliners and bombers. Boeing’s contribution to the war effort during World War II included the construction of thousands of the legendary B--17 Flying Fortress and B--29 Superfortress bombers. Bill Boeing and pilot Eddie Hubbard flew a Boeing C-700 to make the first international airmail delivery in 1919. and soon became interested in the new field of aviation. After learning to fly with aviation legend Glenn Martin in 1915. World War I inaugurated the first production orders for Boeing aircraft. On the morning of the first test flight of their B&W floatplane. Boeing and a partner decided they could build a better flying machine. He made his fortune trading timberlands.