This article aims at providing a bird’s-eye view of all the Boeing aircraft, with special emphasis on the ones currently in service.
Boeing: A Short Background
The Boeing Company is an American corporation that designs, manufactures and sells airplanes, rotor-crafts, rockets, satellites and missiles. The current article focuses on the products of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), a division of the Boeing Company. BCA sells both jet airliners and business jets. We are going to focus only on the jet airliners in this article.
Most of the Boeing aircraft currently in service are of the 7×7 series. There were a few other planes types, notably, Boeing 40, 80, 95, 307 Stratoliner and 377 Stratocruiser.
|Name||Type||First Flight||Important Variants|
|707||Narrow-Body||1958||000, 000B, 020, 120, 220, 320, 320B, 321B, 320C, 420, 700, E3A, E6A|
|727||Narrow-Body||1964||30C, 100, 100C, 100QC, 100QF, 200, 200 Advanced, 200C, 200F, 200F Advanced, Super 27|
|737||Narrow-Body||1968||100, 200, Classic (300, 400, 500), Next Generation (600, 700, 800, 900), Max (Max7, 8, 9 and 10)|
|747||Wide-Body||1970||100, 100SR, 100BSR, 100B, 100SP, 200, 300, 400, 8|
|757||Narrow-Body||1983||200, 200PF, 200M, 200SF, 300|
|767||Wide-Body||1982||200, 200ER, 300. 300ER, 300F, 400ER|
|777||Wide-Body||1994||200, 200ER, 200LR (Worldliner), 300, 300ER, 8, 9, X|
|787 (Dreamliner)||Wide-Body||2011||8, 9, 10|
The Boeing Family, In Pictures
A visual history and size comparison of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (except 787) can be seen in the infographic below:
With a sneak peek into the Boeing Commercial Airplanes universe, click here to know how to identify each Boeing aircraft.
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Cover image credits: By Michael Pereckas from Milwaukee, WI, USA – 787, CC BY 2.0, https-//commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31627474