Look at that airplane! I wonder if it was made by Boeing...
Women worked in factories during World War II and produced planes. Assembly lines were used but it was mostly made by hand which usually took a VERY VERY VERY long time. Today, Boeing can build huge passengers jets in a matter of days or a couple weeks! Machines can be used to put together planes/jets/ but many workers still use their hands.
Goals for Boeing - Then & Now
During WWII, airplanes were produced more because it was very needed. Wartime required faster and larger scale production of airplanes. Today Boeing mostly produces commercial aircraft. They don't have to refill them as often due to the fact that these planes can hold a lot of oil.
Amount of Airplane Production- Then & Now
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and top automaker of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.
In WWII, Boeing's goal was to build the most possible and best quality airplanes in the shortest amount of time so it could meet the wartime emergency need. Today, Boeing's goal is to fix technology for outer space, military, and commercial aircraft. They want to chance the world and make life way more interesting for everyone.
In WWII, the amount of aircraft production went up for Boeing from 60 B-17's a month in 1942 to 362 a month in 1944. The amount of production for B-17's went up 302 aircrafts in just 2 years! Today, more than 10,000 Boeing created commercial jetliners are in service worldwide. That's way more than in World War II that's for sure!
Boeing was very important during World War II. It made some of the airplanes and jets that were used to help us win the war. Without it, who knows where the United States would be right now.