The Boeing 767, built in Everett, Wash., alongside the 747, can carry from 200 to 300-plus passengers. The 767 is a wide-body, double-aisle jet, but, like the smaller standard-body 757, is designed for fuel efficiency. Both planes have nearly identical digital cockpits, allowing crews to be easily qualified on both. The 767-200 was first ordered in 1978, and the last was delivered in 1994. Its extended-range model (767-200ER) entered service in 1984. The 767-300 was first ordered in 1986 and was followed by its extended-range model, first delivered in 1988.
The 767 family currently includes three passenger models -- the 767-200ER, 767-300ER and the 767-400ER. The 767-400ER, which first flew in 1999, can carry 304 passengers in a two-class configuration more than 7,000 miles. The 767 Freighter, based on the 767-300ER fuselage, rolled out in May 1995 and was first delivered in October 1995.
In December 1991, Boeing offered a modified 767 commercial jetliner as the platform for its Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), previously carried aboard the 707.
In 2000, Boeing launched the 767 tanker/transport designed to replace the aging KC-135s. Equipped with both the Boeing-developed boom-and-receptacle and the hose-and-drogue aerial refueling systems, the 767 tanker/transport offers maximum operational flexibility along with full European Union and NATO interoperability. While maintaining its tanker capability, the cabin area can be configured to carry passengers, cargo or both. In July 2001 the Italian Air Force announced the purchase of four 767 tanker/transports and options for two more.
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||Sept. 26, 1981
||156 feet 1 inches
||159 feet 2 inches
||3,840 to 7,800 miles
||Two 48,000- or 50,000-pound-thrust P&W JT9D-R4D or 57,900-pound-thrust GE CF6-80A2 engines
||216 to 290 passengers