WINNIPEG - In 1909 a wealthy lumber entrepreneur became fascinated with aerospace technology after feasting his eyes for the first time on an airplane at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. In only eight years, this entrepreneur would have a nationally established aerospace company named after his family name, the Boeing Airplane Company.
William E. Boeing would expand his company into Canada in 1929, forming Boeing Aircraft of Canada, which would be home to building the first transport airplanes for western Canada.
Boeing’s presence in Canada continues to thrive and expand, with its main headquarters homed in Winnipeg, which has earned for itself various accolades, such as being named one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
Due to Boeing’s incredible success, collectors of all things aerospace will wrestle in a bidding war for a chance to own a vintage article from Boeing. For example, on April 7th this operating manual for the PAN-AM Boeing 707 soared over $3000 before being sold on eBay!
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