Tag: boeing

  • KC-135 Stratotanker

    The KC-135 Stratotanker was first deployed in August 1956, and has been in operation since 1957. Though the KC-135 Stratotanker is mostly used to refuel planes in-flight, it can also transport cargo, perform reconnaissance work, or be used as an aerial command center. For medical emergencies, the Stratotanker can transport or evacuate patients. Above the […]

  • Antiques and Collectibles

    Antique and collectible aircraft are historical aircraft no longer in production. Individuals often purchase antique and collectible aircraft at auctions or through dealers. They then spend time and money carefully restoring these aircraft back to their original condition. Such antique and collectible restoration may involve simple cosmetic improvements or may involve more complex internal ...

  • Scan Eagle

    ScanEagle is a low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Boeing and The Insitu Group. The UAV completed its first flight in 2002. The aircraft’s design is based on SeaScan, a miniature robotic plane that Insitu produced for collecting weather information and was used by commercial fishers to find schools of tuna. ScanEagle launches from […]

  • Boeing Stearman

    The Boeing Stearman Kaydet A75N1, commonly referred to simply as a Stearman, is a two-seater, fabric-covered biplane with wood wings and a radial engine. Referred to as a tail dragger because of its aft third wheel, the Stearman is perhaps the most recognizable of all biplanes. Its celebrity status is due in large part to […]

  • Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport

    The Josè Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport was previously known as the Simon Bolivar International Airport, but in 2006 a brand new terminal was erected and renamed in memory of a famous Ecuadorian poet named Josè Joaquin de Olmedo. Being the newest terminal and airport in Ecuador, the Josè Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport hopes […]

  • Commuter

    Heading off on vacation or going on an important business trip? You will likely be flying on a commuter aircraft. Commuter airplanes vary in size from those which seat just a few passengers to those which seat over 100. All commuter planes have a cargo hold in which baggage and other goods are stored during […]

  • Managua International Airport

    The Managua International Airport was formerly known as the Las Mercedes International Airport when it opened in 1968. It was later renamed to Augusto C. Sandino International Airport at the time of the Sandista regime. In the 1970s the airport building was remodeled to offer background music, air conditioning, restaurants and conveyors belts. The changes […]

  • Boeing 707

    On July 15, 1954 Boeing’s 707 (367-80) prototype completed its inaugural flight. It marked a new era for commercial air travel and set a standard for jetliners that continues today. On every flight, the 707 prototype established new speed records. On October 26, 1958, Pan American World Airways began a regular service between New York […]

  • The Museum of Flight

    Seattle, Washington The Museum of Flight has numerous exhibits, galleries, archives, and interactive programs for visitors. If you have your own private airplane, you can even land at Boeing Field and park on the Museum’s ramp! In the Museum of Flight’s outdoor Airpark, visitors can stroll beside some of the aircraft that have made America […]

  • Boeing 727

    The world’s first three-engine jet, the Boeing 727, completed its first test flight on February 9, 1963. On October 29 of the same year, Boeing delivered the first of its 727s to United Airlines. In February of 1964, the Boeing 727 was the first trijet to enter commercial flight service, and for the first 30 […]

  • Boeing

    Based in Chicago, Boeing manufactures commercial jets and military aircraft, rotor craft, missiles, launch vehicles, defense and electronic systems, and communications systems. The company employs more than 155,000 people in 67 countries. Boeing’s long history includes development of bombers, fighter planes, and surveillance aircraft. In 1997, Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas. The ...

  • Boeing 737

    The Boeing 737 jets are the most popular commercial airplanes in the world. Boeing’s “Original” 737 models are the 737-100 and the 737-200 variations. The “Classic” 737 models are the 737-300, 737-400, and the 737-500. Boeing‘s most recent line of 737 jets is the 737-600, 737-700, 737-800, and the 737-900, all known as “Next Generation” […]