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Boeing 767

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Air Canada Boeing 767-200
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Air Canada Boeing 767-200
British Airways Boeing 767-300
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British Airways Boeing 767-300
American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England
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American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England
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The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The Boeing 767, a widebody jet, was introduced at around the same time as the 757, its narrowbody sister. The 767 has a seat-to-aisle ratio in economy class of 3.5 seats per aisle, making for quicker food service and quicker exit of the plane than many other jetliners, which typically have between four and six seats per aisle in economy class.

The 767 is to be replaced in the Boeing lineup by the 787.

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Variants


General characteristics

767-200 767-200ER 767-300 767-300ER 767-300F 767-400ER
Length 48.5 m
(159 ft 2 in)
54.9 m
(180 ft 3 in)
61.4 m
(201 ft 4 in)
Wingspan 47.6 m
(156 ft 1 in)
51.9 m
(170 ft 4 in)
Passengers 181 to 255 218 to 351 0 245 to 375
Cargo 81.4 m³ (2,875 ft³)
22 LD2s
106.8 m³ (3,770 ft³)
30 LD2s
454 m³ (16,034 ft³)
30 LD2s + 24 pallets
129.6 m³ (4,580 ft³)
38 LD2s
Range 9,400 km
(5,200 nautical miles)
transcontinental
12,200 km
(6,600 nautical miles)
transpacific
9,700 km
(5,230 nautical miles)
transcontinental
11,305 km
(6,105 nautical miles)
transpacific
6,050 km
(3,270 nautical miles)
transcontinental
10,450 km
(5,650 nautical miles)
transatlantic
Cruise speed Mach 0.8 (870 km/h, 540 mph)
Engines Two high-bypass turbofans, usually either General Electric CF6-80 (about 65,000 lbf (289 kN) thrust each) or Pratt & Whitney PW4062 (about 63,000 lbf (280 kN) thrust each); some aircraft use Rolls-Royce RB211 (about 60,000 lbf (267 kN) thrust each)

Disasters and incidents

Specific accidents

Two Boeing 767 aircraft were involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks. American Airlines Flight 11, a 767-223ER, crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center, with 93 fatalities on board. United Airlines Flight 175, a 767-222, crashed into the south tower, with the loss of all 65 on board. In addition, 2602 people perished on the ground, mostly in the two towers.

Accident summary

(as of 2004)

  • Hull-loss Accidents: 6 with a total of 568 fatalities
  • Other occurrences: 2 with a total of 0 fatalities
  • Hijackings: 5 with a total of 282 fatalities

Incidents

  • Gimli Glider On July 23, 1983 Air Canada flight 143 ran out of fuel in flight and had to glide to an emergency landing. The inclusion of a ram air turbine allowed the aircraft to be controlled with complete loss of power and resulted in zero fatalities because of this error.

Chinese state aircraft

In 2000, the government of China purchased a 767-300ER as the official executive aircraft of President Jiang Zemin. the aircraft had originally been delivered to Delta Air Lines in June 2000 but was immediately resold to China United Airlines. After its transfer to the Chinese government, the plane was taken to San Antonio, Texas to be refitted with a custom interior.

In the fall of 2001, the Chinese government announced that it had discovered 27 covert listening devices imbedded in the plane's interior. The Chinese government blamed the CIA for planting the bugs. The 22 Chinese military and government officials charged with overseeing the refit were arrested for suspicion of negligence and corruption.

The CIA and American President George W. Bush denied having any knowledge of the existence of the listening devices. Diplomatic experts worried that the incident would have deleterious effects on Sino-American relations and Boeing's reputation in the lucrative Chinese market. However, relations between the two countries remained cordial and Chinese airlines continued to purchase Boeing aircraft.

Trivia

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

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