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Boeing 767

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Boeing 767
A side/underneath view of a Boeing 767-300 in Delta Air Lines' white, blue, and red color during climbout. The main undercarriage doors are retracting.
A Boeing 767-300ER of Air Canada
Role Wide-body jet airliner
National origin United States
Manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes
First flight September 26, 1981 (1981-09-26)
Introduction September 8, 1982, with United Airlines
Status In service
Primary users Delta Air Lines
FedEx Express
UPS Airlines
United Airlines
Produced 1981–present
Number built 1,219 as of June 2021[1][2]
  • Boeing E-767
  • Boeing KC-46 Pegasus
  • Boeing KC-767
  • Northrop Grumman E-10 MC2A

The Boeing 767 is a wide-body aircraft made and built by Boeing. The aircraft was developed on July 14, 1978, as a part of the 7X7 project.[3] The first prototype flew on September 26, 1981. The aircraft was certified on July 30, 1982.

The aircraft started flying the 767-200 commercially on September 8, 1982 with United Airlines. They did not fly the 767-100 as it had close to the same seats as the Boeing 757.[3] The 767-200ER, which has more range, started flying in 1984.[4] The 767-300, which is a longer version, started flying in 1986.[5] The 767-300ER, which has more range than the 767-300, started flying in 1988.[5]

A cargo version, the 767-300F, started flying in 1995.[6] It was made into the 767-400ER, which is longer.[5]

Accidents and incidents[change | change source]

The Spirit of Delta 767 at the Delta Museum in Atlanta

References[change | change source]

  1. "Boeing: Orders and Deliveries (updated monthly)". The Boeing Company. June 30, 2021. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  2. "767 Model Summary (orders and deliveries)". Boeing. July 2020. Archived from the original on December 31, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2020. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Norris & Wagner 1998, pp. 159–60
  4. Davies 2000, pp. 88–89
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Boeing 767 Program Background". Boeing. Archived from the original on 2011-08-21. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  6. Becher 1999, p. 178

Other websites[change | change source]

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