AMTA 2012 Technical Tour – The Future of Flight and Boeing Production Line
Date: Friday, October 26
Time: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Ticket Price: $35, includes bus transportation, tour admission and lunch
Join us for an AMTA 2012 personalized tour of the Future of Flight Aviation Center, located in Mukilteo, Washington, just 25 miles north of Seattle. The Future of Flight Aviation Center is also home to the 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner production lines in Everett, Washington. Download pdf.
During the tour of the world's largest building by volume (472,000,000 cubic feet or 13,385,378 cubic meters), visitors will see airplanes being built for Boeing’s worldwide base of airline customers.
The private, AMTA 2012 tour will begin with a special presentation for AMTA 2012 visitors only on the critical role AMTA engineers play in commercial and defense aerospace technologies.
Following the narrated tour of the production lines, lunch will be provided in a private area for AMTA 2012 visitors.
The ticket price includes bus transportation from the AMTA 2012 host hotel, lunch and the tour. Bus pick up at the hotel is 9:00 am; drop off at the hotel is approximately 2:30 pm.
TOUR FACT SHEET
The Boeing Company announced in 1966 that it would build the world's largest jet airliner, the 747. This would require the company to construct an equally impressive manufacturing complex.
The complex is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest building in the world by volume. The building has grown over the years to enclose 472 million cubic feet of space (13.3 million cubic meters). Its footprint covers 98.3 acres (39.8 hectares) and houses assembly for Boeing twin-aisle airplanes -- the 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner.
Boeing began officially conducting Everett factory tours in 1968. That year, more than 39,000 visitors toured the factory where the largest airplane in the world was being built in the largest building in the world. Forty years later, about 110,000 people visit the Boeing factory annually.
Some of the Everett factory's most notable visitors include: U.S. President Bill Clinton; U.S. Vice President Al Gore; Russian President Boris Yeltsin; Chinese President Jiang Zemin; President Soeharto of Indonesia; Prime Minister Paul Keating of Australia; Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad of Malaysia; President Ion Iliescu of Romania; Prince Phillipe of Spain; President Meri of Estonia; the late King Hussein of Jordan; His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, The Duke of York; and President Michal Kovac of Slovakia.