Boeing Everett Factory

The Boeing Everett Factory is the largest building in the world by volume of 13 million cubic meters. It’s so huge that in early 1960s it used to generate its own weather inside and form rain clouds without proper ventilation system. You can even drop a Disneyland inside. It uses one million light bulbs to illuminate the building 24 hours a day.

The Boeing started its massive production line with 500 million dollar contract to build twenty-five 747s for Pan Am airways in 1967. Today it is the home for Boeing’s wide-body 747,767,777 and 787 aircraft production line. In this factory a 777 takes 49 days to build from start to finish. Employees use bicycles or motorised carts to get around the huge space and a vast series of tunnels connect various parts of the plant.

Boeing employees more than 75000 from its state and became a city by itself by having several café’s, own fire department, police force with K9 dogs, medical centre, theater and future of aviation centre.

The man behind this success story was Mr. William Boeing, a mining engineer from Yale University. 

Image source: airways news

Image source: airways news