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Boeing Marks Its 100th Year in Business

By: Category: Airlines

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On October 1, 1881, William E. Boeing was born in Detroit, Michigan. He, and the company he would later found, would offer innovation and expansion to a fledgling aircraft building industry in the early part of the 20th Century. His philosophy was, and the company’s still is, to “Build something better”. Later, armed with many strategic concepts and systems developed by the company, the U.S. would survive the Second World War, a Cold War, and other conflicts abroad. Commercially, Boeing products helped to fuel a revolution in global air travel, bringing the world closer together...

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Anchorage Alaska – The “Air Crossroads to the World”

By: Category: Uncategorized

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The mission of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport  “is to Develop  – Operate – Maintain The Airport for Anchorage – Alaska – the World”.  That sounds like a very tall order… until one grasps the importance of where the airport sits geographically and understands its importance on local and international levels.  It’s location makes it a prime stop for long-range international air cargo operations; as the largest and busiest airport in Alaska, it’s an important hub for intrastate transportation and commerce.

In 1948, the U.S. Congress appropriated millions of dollars to build an “international” type airport at Anchorage.  The airport opened in 1953, and soon handled about 90% of Alaska’s passenger traffic and two-thirds of the state’s mail...

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