About the B767
The B767 is the first twinjet wide-body type to reach 1,000 aircraft delivered. As at mid-2018, Boeing has received over 1,200 orders for the B767 from more than 70 airline customers with over 1,100 delivered. The most popular variant is the B767-300ER with nearly 600 delivered. The B767 still remains in production in 2018.
The B767 is a mid- to large size, mid- to long-range, wide-body twin-engine jet aircraft built by Boeing. The aircraft has two turbo fan engines, a conventional tail, and, for reduced aerodynamic drag, a supercritical wing design. Designed as a smaller wide-body airliner than earlier aircraft such as the B747, the B767 has a seating capacity for 181 to 375 people, and a design range of 3,850 to 6,385 nautical miles (7,130 to 11,825 km), depending on variant.
The B767 is produced in three fuselage lengths. The original B767-200 entered service in 1982, followed by the 767-300 in 1986 and the 767-400ER, an extended-range (ER) variant, in 2000. The extended-range 767-200ER and 767-300ER models entered service in 1984 and 1988 respectively, while a production freighter version, the 767-300F, debuted in 1995. Conversion programs have modified passenger 767-200 and 767-300 series aircraft for cargo use. Engines featured on the B767 include the General Electric CF6, Pratt & Whitney JT9D and PW4000, and Rolls-Royce RB211 turbofans.
United Airlines first placed the B767 into commercial service in 1982. The aircraft was initially flown on domestic and transcontinental routes, during which it demonstrated the reliability of its twinjet design. In 1985, the B767 became the first twin-engined airliner to receive regulatory approval for extended overseas flights. The aircraft was then used to expand non-stop services on medium- to long-haul intercontinental routes. In the 1990s, the B767 became the most frequently used aircraft for transatlantic flights between North America and Europe.