The giant US planemaker Boeing has been at the forefront of innovation and experimentation in the design of aircraft for both civil and military use. The corporation’s bold R&D ethos was established by its founding father, William E. Boeing, who encouraged his designers to overcome great technical problems in the race to stay ahead of their competitors. So much so that in the early 1960s Boeing was spending $5 million a day, and was brought to the brink of bankruptcy as it strove to develop the B.747 Jumbo Jet. This book tells the story of Boeing : the men, the prototypes, the orders, and the individual aircraft that made the name a legend.
PLANES THAT MADE BOEING
The full story of the men and the planes that made Boeing an aviation legend, and how the US corporation has always put innovation and experiment first in its race to stay ahead of its rivals.