Flying salute to Boeing's Centennial

Alaska Airlines creates a special livery to pay tribute to Boeing's first 100 years

The newest 737 to be delivered to Alaska Airlines came with a special livery marking Boeing's Centennial. The 737-900ER features a Boeing logo with "100 years strong" painted on the side.

"Boeing's importance to our region cannot be understated. Not only do they produce some of the best airplanes in the world, but they generously support our community and employ thousands of people who in turn fly on Alaska Airlines," said Brandon Pedersen, chief financial officer at Alaska Airlines.

The new jet was unveiled during an event at Seattle's Museum of Flight, where hundreds of business leaders surprised Boeing with a $100,000 donation to the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, a fund dedicated to helping fund low- and middle-income Washington State residents earn degrees in STEM-related fields. Boeing is a founding member of that scholarship, and matched this latest donation.