• Boeing searching for one hundred years’ worth of UK aviation stories

    • Did someone meet their spouse on a 747?
    • Does a member of the Armed Forces have a special bond with a Chinook?
    • Was a baby born on a 777?

    LONDON,  2 January 2016 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] current and former employees, suppliers, customers, partners, current and former members of the country’s Armed Forces and commercial airline passengers in the UK are being encouraged to share their Boeing stories to illustrate the company’s shared history with the UK as Boeing marks its 100th year of business.

    Boeing celebrates the company’s centennial in 2016, with the 100th anniversary of incorporation on July 15th, 2016, which is also the Friday of the UK’s biennial Farnborough International Airshow.

    “The UK and Boeing share a storied partnership that dates back more than 75 years of Boeing’s centennial,” said Sir Michael Arthur, president, Boeing UK and Ireland. “As we enter 2016, our 100th year of business, we are keen to gather the Boeing stories of people in this country to chart our company’s history from a British perspective.”

    Stories and photographs can be shared at http://www.boeing.com/our-stories with the option to select the United Kingdom from the drop-down menu on the page. The information will be reviewed and the most powerful stories – from working on the 747 programme to being born on board a jumbo jet – will be shared with the world on the Boeing website (www.boeing.com) during the year’s celebrations. The information will be collected throughout the year and all submissions will become a permanent part of the Boeing archives, the largest collection of its kind in the world. Early submission will allow for the stories to be told on the anniversary date this summer. More information on the Boeing centennial is available at www.boeing.com/100.

    Boeing employs more than 2,000 people across the UK at numerous sites, from Glasgow to Gosport, and the company is experiencing solid organic growth. In 2013 Boeing celebrated 75 years of partnership with the United Kingdom, the Armed Forces, British manufacturing and the air transport industry. Today the UK remains a critically important market, supplier base and a source of some of the world’s most inventive technology partners. Boeing’s expenditure with the UK aerospace industry in 2014 was £1.4 billion ($2.2 billion) and the company’s activities worldwide support more than 60,000 UK jobs, in the process enhancing skills, facilitating exports and generating intellectual property (more at www.boeing.co.uk/value). Follow us on Twitter @BoeingUK.