767 Fun Facts

The 767 is the first widebody jetliner to be stretched twice. The 767-300ER is 21 feet (6.4 m) longer than the 767-200ER; and the 767-400ER is 21 feet (6.4 m) longer than the 767-300.

The first 767 entered service in Sept. 8, 1982, since then 767 have flown more than 16.2 million flights, and carried millions of passengers.

The air flowing through a 767-400ER engine at takeoff power could inflate the Goodyear Blimp in seven seconds.

It takes about 45 gallons (170 l) of fuel per passenger to get from New York to London on board a 767-400ER. The same volume of gasoline would propel an economy car about half of that distance.

The 767 is the favorite airplane on Atlantic routes; it flies across the Atlantic more frequently than any other airplane.

The 767-400ER flight deck instrument panel has 82 percent fewer parts than other 767s. By using cast parts, the part count was reduced to 53 from 296. Production hours plummeted to 20 hours from 180 hours.

If GE CF6-80C2B8F engines were attached to a typical automobile, at takeoff power the car would accelerate from zero to 60 mph (96.5 kph) in less than half a second.

There are 3.1 million parts in a 767 provided by more than 800 suppliers.

The 767 is capable of cruising at altitudes up to 43,000 feet (13,106 m)

The 767-300ER and 767-400ER hold 23,980 gallons (90,770 l) of fuel - enough to fill 1,200 minivans. It takes only 28 minutes to fill the airplane.

The noise level of a 767 taking off from a 1.5 mile (3,000 m) runway is about the same as the average street corner traffic noise.

There are 90 miles (145 km) of electrical wiring in a 767-200ER, 117 miles (188 km) in a 767-300ER and 125 miles (201 km) in a 767-400ER.