• Boeing Vancouver attends the Abbotsford International Airshow

    by Sophia Mariano | Aug 29, 2018

    Boeing is proud to have been one of the presenting sponsors for the 2018 Abbotsford International Airshow, which took place from August 10th to 12th, 2018. The annual airshow, featuring an array of performances and demonstrations by heritage, military, and civilian aircraft, draws over a thousand aviation enthusiasts from around the globe annually to Abbotsford International Airport YXX in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

    This year, attendees were treated to showcases both by Abbotsford Airshow staples, such as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the Canadian Armed Forces Skyhawks Parachute team, along with the highly-anticipated US Navy Blue Angels, who returned to perform at YXX for the first time since 2003. A number of aircraft were on static display, including the Boeing F/A-18 SuperHornet and Boeing 737, for aviation fans to get a closer look, and in some cases, climb on board with the help of the aircraft’s pilots and crew.

    Boeing Vancouver, Boeing Ottawa, and Boeing Winnipeg were pleased to jointly host our staff, clients, dignitaries, and family and friends in the Boeing Corporate Chalet at the event. In addition to enjoying full show-ground access, which included the static aircraft display, dozens of the region’s best food trucks, and entertainment for kids, Boeing guests watched the show from the best seats in the house – the front show line – and had the opportunity to meet some of the performing pilots who dropped in to share their experience as aviators.

    For aviation enthusiasts dropping by the chalet, Boeing team members were on-hand to help create custom Boeing luggage tags as event souvenirs and answer questions about Boeing’s presence in Canada and particularly in nearby Vancouver, from where many of our 200+ local staff, friends and family travelled to enjoy the show. They join approximately 2,000 Boeing employees across Canada who work on many of the aircraft that were on display during the 3 day event.

    As a sponsor of the Abbotsford International Airshow, Boeing continues its commitment to community outreach and supporting Canadian private, commercial, and military aviators and enthusiasts, both today and in the future. Many thanks to the show organizers and performers for yet another fantastic airshow!

  • Boeing Vancouver at the Second Annual BC TECH Summit

    by Rachel Kelly | Mar 14, 2017

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    The second annual BCTECH Summit took place on Tuesday March 14th and Wednesday March 15th last week in Vancouver. With around 3000 attendees gathering at the Vancouver Convention Center over the two-day period, the event emphasized BC’s bright future as a hub of technological innovation.

    Among the attendees were delegates from over 300 British Columbian organizations and post-secondary institutions, as well as government representatives including Navdeep Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development), Amrik Virk (Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services) and Premier Christy Clark. Also attending were eminent representatives from tech giants like Microsoft, Tesla and Broadband TV.

    This year marked Boeing Vancouver’s first year participating in the event. The company’s presence at BCTECH speaks to Boeing’s initiative to bolster the company’s footprint within the BC tech sector, and to raise the profile of Boeing products and services in Canada – the same initiative that led to the opening of our Labs division in Yaletown last September.

    All in all, Boeing Vancouver’s participation at this year’s summit was a great opportunity to gain exposure, giving us the chance to demonstrate our company’s value to a wide audience and strengthening our presence within the Lower Mainland’s tech cluster.

    By showcasing our focus on application development and software solutions, Boeing Vancouver demonstrated to the audience at BCTECH that Boeing is much more than an airplane-making company: it is an important innovator within the tech sector, a valuable asset to BC’s tech hub. 




  • A Creative Afternoon with the Arts

    by User Not Found | Oct 26, 2014

    As members of the Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship (GCC) programs around the world, Boeing Canada-AeroInfo is proud to represent Boeing as a fully contributing member of our local community. Through the GCC program, Boeing provides business-related cash and in-kind donations to promote positive change that has lasting community impact.

    Boeing and AeroInfo look for relationships with organizations that are leaders in what they do, promote diversity and demonstrate innovation, and align and collaborate with others toward common, workable solutions to long-term community objectives.

    Boeing Canada-AeroInfo has partnered with a number of such organizations. ArtStarts in Schools in one that provides innovative arts programs for students, practical resources for teachers and is a leader in advocacy for arts in education. A team of our employees recently visited the ArtStart Gallery to celebrate, learn and even make some art.

    The support from GCC has made it possible to launch exhibitions of young people’s art, as well as provide free arts-based workshops and events for area kids and their families each month. ArtStart understands that Boeing is an organization that values innovation and appreciates their support in nurturing the next generation of creative thinkers.

    The AeroInfo team toured the current exhibition and then moved to the lab to make some art. Everyone was eager to roll up their sleeves, don a smock and participate in a workshop entitled Know Your Roots. The team experimented with creating paints and dyes from various edibles such as lemons, coffee, beets, red cabbage, spinach, turmeric and more.

    The idea was to paint your portrait using the lively colors from the paint and dyes made from the edible roots while thinking about where you came from — your personal roots. The paintings allowed the group to get to know one another better, share stories and create art together. Even those who claimed they hadn’t painted anything since grade school eagerly joined in the fun.