National, August 28, 2020: Boeing has a long and illustrious history in the aviation industry, with William Boeing having taken to the skies in 1916 in the first plane he built. The company is now most renowned for its commercial jet airliners. But which aircraft have been in production the longest?
Commercial jet production
In the early 1950s, Boeing developed the pioneering 367-80, nicknamed the Dash 80. The company used the prototype for press flights and an advertising campaign to demonstrate the safety and comfort of jet airliner travel.
The Dash 80 led to the Boeing 707, the first commercial jet airliner in the United States. It also began Boeing’s 7X7 aircraft naming tradition. Here we look at the 7X7 family and how long they have been in production.