Boeing 767

The Boeing 767 is an American wide-body aircraft developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The aircraft was launched as the 7X7 program on July 14, 1978, the prototype first flew on September 26, 1981, and it was certified on July 30, 1982. The initial 767-200 variant entered service on September 8, 1982, with United Airlines, and the extended-range 767-200ER in 1984. It was stretched into the 767-300 in October 1986, followed by the extended-range 767-300ER in 1988, the most popular variant. The 767-300F, a production freighter version, debuted in October 1995. It was stretched again into the 767-400ER from September 2000.

Designed to complement the larger 747, it has a seven-abreast cross-section accommodating smaller LD2 ULD cargo containers. The 767 is Boeing’s first wide-body twinjet, powered by General Electric CF6, Rolls-Royce RB211, or Pratt & Whitney JT9D turbofans. JT9D engines were eventually replaced by PW4000 engines. The aircraft has a conventional tail and a supercritical wing for reduced aerodynamic drag. Its two-crew glass cockpit, a first for a Boeing airliner, was developed jointly for the 757 − a narrow-body aircraft, allowing a common pilot type rating. Studies for a higher-capacity 767 in 1986 led Boeing to develop the larger 777 twinjet, introduced in June 1995.

Initially marketed for transcontinental routes, a loosening of ETOPS rules starting in 1985 allowed the aircraft to operate transatlantic flights. A total of 742 of these aircraft were in service in July 2018, with Delta Air Lines being the largest operator with 77 aircraft in its fleet. As of January 2024, Boeing has received 1,407 orders from 74 customers, of which 1,304 airplanes have been delivered, while the remaining orders are for cargo or tanker variants. Competitors have included the Airbus A300, A310, and A330. Its successor, the 787 Dreamliner, entered service in 2011.

Assembly: Everett (Washington, USA)

First flight: September 26, 1981

Years of production: 1981—

Production: 1,304 (all modifications)

Length: 48.51 m (159 ft 2 in)

Wingspan: 47.57 m (156 ft 1 in)

Height: 5.41 m (17 ft 9 in)

Crew: 2

Capacity: 174—375 passengers

Engine: 2× Pratt & Whitney JT9D

Max speed: 850 km/h (459 kn; 528 mph)

Range: 10,415 km (6,473 mi; 5,625 nmi)

Ceiling: 13,100 m (43,100 ft)

Empty weight: 80,130 kg (176,650 lb)

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