Photos: 100 Years of Boeing History

As Boeing celebrates its 100-year anniversary, take a look back at some of its most notable aircraft.

July 15, 2016, marks 100 years of innovation from Boeing. Take a tour through the history of the legendary manufacturer with photos from its storied past to today.

Boeing Seaplane

1916 Bi-Plane

The Boeing B & W seaplane, first flown on June 15, 1916, launched the legendary company. Named after its designers, William Boeing and U.S. Navy Lt. Conrad Westervelt, the two-seater benefited from a 125 hp Hall-Scott A5 engine that gave it a max gross takeoff weight of 2,800 pounds and a top speed of 75 mph. The company officially formed one month later on July 15, 1916.Getty Images
Boeing Model C
Bill Boeing, left, and Eddie Hubbard stand in front of the Model C, Boeing's first production plane, which they flew on the first international mail flight from Seattle to Vancouver on March 1, 1919.Courtesy Boeing
Boeing 247D
With an all-metal construction and retractable landing gear, the Boeing Model 247D, shown flying over New York City, is considered the first modern passenger airplane. It was introduced in 1933.Courtesy Boeing
Boeing 707
Boeing produced the first 707 passenger jet in May 1954.Courtesy Boeing
Boeing 707 Air Force One
The 707 was adopted as Air Force One by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. The 7 series is used as the official aircraft of the president to this day.Courtesy Boeing
Boeing B 52
Boeing also has a long history of military aircraft innovation. The B-52 bomber was introduced in 1955 and is still in use by the U.S. military.Courtesy Boeing
Boeing C17
The C-17 Globemaster III military transport plane carries on the tradition of McDonnell Douglas, which Boeing purchased in the 1990s.Courtesy Boeing
Boeing 737
In 2012 the 737, perhaps one of the most well-known airplanes of all time, became the first commercial airliner to surpass 10,000 orders.Courtesy Boeing
BBJ 3
For the past 20 years, Boeing has also successfully converted some of its heavy commercial jets to luxury Boeing Business Jets. Here, the BBJ 3 soars above the clouds.Courtesy Boeing
BBJ Interior

BBJ Interior

The luxurious interior of a Boeing Business Jet.Courtesy Boeing
787 Dreamliner
Introduced in 2011, the 787 Dreamliner is made of composite materials and is Boeing's most fuel-efficient airliner. With exception of the BBJ version, the wide-body twin-engine jet seats 242 to 335 passengers.Courtesy Boeing
787 Dreamliner
The production floor of the Dreamliner factory in Everett, Washington.Courtesy Boeing
Boeing Factory
At 472.37 million cubic feet, the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington, is the largest building in the world by volume.Courtesy Boeing