Latest Boeing News And Updates

Stay up to date with all the latest news insights and analyses regarding the American giant of aviation. I'll analyse the most recent and interesting insights and news coming from Boeing to give all the aviation enthusiasts some food for thought.

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Which Planes Does Boeing Currently Produce?

The current Boeing aircraft lineup is comprised of 4 different aircraft types. However there are some caveats for each aircraft type which I will talk about in detail in each aircraft's dedicated page. That aside, at the moment Boeing is currently producing the:

The only narrow body plane currently which is still available to be ordered it the Boeing 737. All other planes currently produced and delivered by Boeing are wide body, twin aisle jets.

Which Planes Are No Longer Produced?

They're also planes that Boeing produced in the past, in its very long history, which are no longer part of the lineup. Some of these planes are pre jet era planes, piston engine powered, while others are just older jet airliners that have been discontinued.

The list of these no longer produced planes includes the:

  • 247
  • 307 Stratoliner
  • 314 Clipper
  • 377 Stratocruiser
  • 707
  • 727
  • 747
  • 757

The first four planes in the list are piston engine aircraft which were developed and produced before the dawn of the jet era. Jet era which Boeing dominated with it 737 and 707 models for short and long haul services.

When Was Boeing Founded?

Boeing was founded on July 15th 1916, under the name Pacific Aero Products by its founder William E. Boeing. The company held this same for its first year of existence and then went on to become Boeing Airplane Company.

Interestingly the manufacturer's history intertwines with the history of one of America's largest airlines, United. In 1929 the became United Aircraft and Transportation Corporation and for 5 years the corporation both built and flew its planes. This all changed in 1934 when airlines and manufacturers were obliged to no longer be part of one organisation.

Therefore Boeing Airplane Company went on to produce planes for airlines around the globe, while the airline maintained the word United and became one of the largest airlines in the US and in the world.

Which Are The Main Competitors?

Without a doubt Boeing's number one competitor is Airbus. The European conglomerate has steadily grown catching up to the American manufacturer and has in recent years become the largest airplane producer in the world. Many of the two producers' planes overlap in class capacity and range going into direct competition with one and other.