“Gov. Jay Inslee, former Gov. Chris Gregoire and Russell Wilson greet Museum of Flight summer campers as they disembark a new Alaska Airlines 737 painted with a Boeing centennial theme during a kickoff celebration for Boeing’s 100th anniversary month, Thursday [June 30] at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.”
Photo credit: Genna Martin Seattlepi.com via The Associated Press.
– “Boeing birthday bash gets its own special Alaska plane”
“Alaska Airlines and 700 local business and government leaders gathered Thursday [June 30] to celebrate Boeing’s 100th birthday at the Museum of Flight, unveiling a specially painted Alaska 737.
The new jet marks the 153rd Boeing 737 in Alaska’s all-Boeing fleet and features a Boeing logo with “100 years strong” painted on both sides of the fuselage.”
“Boeing will officially celebrate its birthday July 15, with Thursday’s event being one of many summer activities celebrating the aerospace company’s 100th, By Charles Clark, Seattle Times.
– “Lofty optimism at Boeing hints at more work in Washington state”
“Ahead of this month’s Farnborough air show near London, a media tour of Boeing’s Everett plant last week showcased assembly lines leaner and more productive than at any time in the past two decades.
And in detailed briefings, Boeing leaders — putting the nightmare of the 787’s birth behind them — talked about developing another all-new airplane.
They also hinted that the colossal new 777X wing center in Everett, which is rapidly filling with sophisticated robotic equipment, will be a vital part of the plan for that future jet — an encouraging sign for the region,” by Dominic Gates, Seattle Times.
– “Boeing, Airbus continue to see strong demand for airliners”
“This week is the Farnborough Airshow outside of London, which alternates every other year with the Paris Airshow.
With the start of the show both companies announced their vision for the future. The Boeing ‘Current Market Outlook’ and the Airbus ‘Global Market Forecast’ are out, and the predictions range from 33,000 to nearly 40,000 new airliners will be purchased over the next 20 years,” quoting Glenn Farley, KING 5 TV News.