The Boeing Family

This article aims at providing a bird’s-eye view of all the Boeing aircraft, with special emphasis on the ones currently in service.

Note: This article is a part of AIKA Birdspot Series, whose aim is to help you identify any commercial aircraft in under 5 seconds. To access the series, click here.

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.

Important Aircraft

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. 

NameTypeFirst FlightImportant Variants
707Narrow-Body1958000, 000B, 020, 120, 220, 320, 320B, 321B, 320C, 420, 700, E3A, E6A
727Narrow-Body196430C, 100, 100C, 100QC, 100QF, 200, 200 Advanced, 200C, 200F, 200F Advanced, Super 27 
737Narrow-Body1968100, 200, Classic (300, 400, 500), Next Generation (600, 700, 800, 900), Max (Max7, 8, 9 and 10)
747Wide-Body1970100, 100SR, 100BSR, 100B, 100SP, 200, 300, 400, 8
757Narrow-Body1983200, 200PF, 200M, 200SF, 300
767Wide-Body1982200, 200ER, 300. 300ER, 300F, 400ER
777Wide-Body1994200, 200ER, 200LR (Worldliner), 300, 300ER, 8, 9, X
787 (Dreamliner)Wide-Body20118, 9, 10

The Boeing Family, In Pictures

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By Juergen Lehle – Own work (See also AlbSpotter Flugzeugbilder Aircraft Photos), CC BY-SA 3.0, https-//
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By Juergen Lehle – Own work (See also AlbSpotter Flugzeugbilder Aircraft Photos), CC BY-SA 3.0, https-//
By Cipher01 at the Japanese language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https-//
By Terence Ong – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https-//
By Spaceaero2 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

A visual history and size comparison of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (except 787) can be seen in the infographic below:

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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-//

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