Continually Improved Features and Capability
The 767 300ER has the lowest operating cost per trip of any twin-aisle airplane currently in service. This low operating cost, variable range capability, almost universal airport compatibility and ETOPS capability, makes the 767 a versatile airplane. This versatility is an extreme competitive advantage to an operator that needs to serve a variety of different missions and passenger demands. Extensive commonality with the Boeing 757, which includes a common pilot-type rating, offers even more operational versatility to 767 operators.
The 767 wing is thicker, longer and less swept than the wings of earlier Boeing jetliners. This provides excellent takeoff performance and fuel economy. Each 767 is powered by two high-bypass-ratio turbofan engines, which are interchangeable with 747 engines with only minor modifications.
You can breathe easy with the 767
767s produce less pollutant emissions per pound of fuel than any comparably sized jetliner. When combined with the fact that the 767 also burns significantly less fuel, the 767 is truly the "clear" winner. The 767 is cleaner than industry standards for all categories of emissions -- nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, smoke and carbon monoxide.
The Pioneer of Extended Operations (ETOPS)
In May 1985, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved 767s for long-range flights of up to 120 minutes from an alternate airport. In March 1989, the FAA approved the 767 as the first jetliner for 180-minute extended operations (ETOPS). This allows more direct, time-saving trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic flights from many U.S. gateways. ETOPS has proven successful and is now part of airlines’ routine operations. The 767 flies more ETOPS flights than any other airplane.