Boeing is one of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the world. While non-pilots may not be familiar with brands like Cessna and Piper, many people fly on commercial Boeing aircraft every day.
The Boeing Company was founded in 1916 in Seattle, Washington by William E. Boeing and Conrad Westervelt. One of the company's first planes was a twin-float seaplane named B & W in honor of the company's founders.
During World War II, Boeing played a valuable role in military aviation. Its B-17 and B-29 bombers helped give the allies an advantage over Axis powers during that time. After WWII, Boeing continued to develop defense technology and commercial aircraft, and it quickly grew into the global company of today.
One of Boeing's newest aircraft is the 777-200LR Worldliner. This record-breaking aircraft includes enhancements in engine efficiency and drag reduction that give it a longer range than any other commercially-available aircraft. In November of 2005, the 777-200LR Worldliner set a new world record for a non-stop 11,664 nm (21,601 km) flight.
For the Boeing enthusiast, Pilot Mall offers Boeing Store t shirts and other Boeing Store apparel. With a wide selection of Boeing merchandise, it's easy to find the perfect gift for a loved one at Pilot Mall.