Boeing 767 (part 1)

The Boeing 767 is one of the world’s most successful widebodied aircraft. As of this year, 1186 have been delivered and cargo and military versions are still being produced. The 767 is one of the world’s first aircraft to be partially designed by a computer, along with the Boeing 757. Over a third of the 767 was designed by a computer. Today’s article will be about the 767-200, -200 ER and -2C. The -200 is the first model of the 767 and it was launched with United Airlines in 1982. It can be fitted with three different engines type: the Pratt & Whitney JT9D, the General Electric CF6 and the Pratt & Whitney W 4000. It measures 48.5 meters, has a maximum seating of 290 passengers and a 2 class seating of 206 passengers (18 in Premium Class and 198 in Economy Class). 128 were produced. The -200 ER (Extended range) entered service with El Al (the Israeli flag carrier) in 1984. It uses the same engine models as the -200 (with some minor differences, to make it fly for a longer distance [for example, more thrust]) and has the same dimensions and seating arrangement. 111 were produced. The -2C is a commercial freighter version of the -200 that uses the wings of a 767-300. It was first flown in 2014, but there are no customers for the model. A military version of the -2C, called the KC-46 Pegasus is being produced for the United States Air Force. It is used for military transport and aerial refueling. The first aircraft was delivered to the USAF (United States Air Force) in January 2019. Even though the -2C wasn’t very successful, the -200 and the -200ER were both popular with many airlines, especially in the USA. 9th of May 2020.

Side view of twin-engine jet touching down on runway, with deployed flaps and thrust reversers
A Boeing 767-200 operated by Delta Airlines.

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