Boeing 767 Program Milestones

 

July 9, 2001

Two Italian companies, Alenia Aerospazio and Aeronavali, both Finmeccanica companies, sign memorandum of agreement with Boeing to become partners in the development, production and support of a tanker/transport version of the Boeing 767.

May 1, 2001

Boeing 767-400ER enters service at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

Oct. 23, 2000

Delta takes delivery of its 100th new Boeing 767 jetliner.

Oct. 1, 2000

Delta Air Lines puts its first 767-400ER into revenue service on a flight from Atlanta to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Sept. 15, 2000

Continental Airlines puts its first 767-400ER, which was delivered Aug. 31, into revenue service. The flight is from Newark, N.J. to Orlando, Fla.

Sept. 13, 2000

Boeing announces that it is committed to production of a new longer-range version of the 767-400ER. The new longer-range version flies the equivalent range of the smaller extended-range 767-300ER, but has the capacity of the larger 767-400ER.

Aug. 31, 2000

Continental Airlines takes delivery of its first of 26 767-400ERs and the airline's first 767.

Aug. 29, 2000

Delta Air Lines and Boeing formally celebrate the delivery of the airline's first two 767-400ER. Delta, the launch customer for the airplane, has ordered 21 767-400ERs with options for 40 additional. The first 767-400ER for Delta was delivered Aug. 11, 2000, followed by the delivery of the second on Aug. 23, 2000.

Aug. 21, 2000

Boeing announces 767-400ER receives flight-crew qualification endorsement from the FAA. This endorsement means that the 767-400ER shares the same type rating with existing 767-200 and 767-300 airplanes, and a common type rating with the 757-200 and 757-300.

Aug. 4, 2000

Boeing delivers line No. 800 a 767-300ER to United Air Lines.

July 25, 2000

Europe's Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) validates the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's type certification of the 767-400ER.

July 24, 2000

The Boeing 767-400ER makes its debut at Farnborough Air Show.

July 20, 2000

The 767-400ER receives certification approval from the FAA as well as type design approval for 180-minute ETOPS.

July 10, 2000

A Boeing 767-400ER leaves from Boeing Field on an around-the-world tour.

June 2000

After 1,150 hours of flying, a flight-test program that began in October 1999 with the first flight of the 767-400ER is completed.

May 16, 2000

Boeing announces it will include 777-style interior in all 767 models.

May 10, 2000

The first four Boeing-built 767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) airplanes enter operational service for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

Oct. 9, 1999

First 767-400ER successfully completes a 5-hour- and 5-minute first flight.

Aug. 26, 1999

Ceremonial rollout celebration of 767-400ER for employees.

Sept. 1998

Delta Airlines takes delivery of its 75th 767.

July 1998

Certification testing of new carbon brake from Allied Signal completed at Edwards Air Force Base and Roswell, N.M.

May 7, 1998

Twenty-five percent of all product definition releases for the 767-400ER is reached. Completion of releases allows Boeing factories and suppliers to begin fabricating tooling and airplane parts.

April 1998

Fifty-seven airlines complete 1 million ETOPS flights.

March 18, 1998

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certifies the General Electric engine CG6-80C2B8F for use on the 767-400ER.

March 11, 1998

Boeing delivers first two 767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) airplanes to the government of Japan.

Jan. 9, 1998

The 767-400ER Program achieves firm configuration of the airplane design.

Oct. 31, 1997

Air New Zealand sets speed record with 767-300ER. Record was for aircraft under 441,000 pounds (200,000 kilos) over a recognized course. The course was from the Boeing manufacturing plan in Everett and Air New Zealand facility in Christchurch, N.Z. The distance of 6,627 nautical miles (12,272 km) was flown in 14 hours, 54 minutes.

April 28, 1997

The Boeing board of directors formally approved launch of the 767-400ER.

March 20, 1997

The 767-400ER design and production planning got under way with the announcement from Delta Air Lines of its intent to order 21 airplanes.

Aug. 15, 1996

Asiana Airlines took delivery of its first 767 Freighter, which has automated cargo loading and can transport live animals and perishable goods.

Oct. 16, 1995

The first Boeing 767 Freighter arrived at the international hub of UPS to begin revenue service.

June 21, 1995

The first 767 Freighter made its initial flight from Everett's Paine Field.

May 18, 1995

EVA Air began the first regularly scheduled 767-300ER twinjet operations across the North Pacific.

May 12, 1995

First 767 Freighter rolled out of the paint hangar in Everett, Wash.

February 1994

The 767 became the most widely used airplane across the Atlantic with more flights than any other airplane type.

May 20, 1993

500th 767 rolled off the line in Everett, Wash., and was delivered to American Airlines in June.

Jan. 15, 1993

United Parcel Services (UPS) launched the 767 Freighter with an order for up to 60 airplanes.

October 1992

All Nippon Airways took delivery of its 50th 767.

November 1991

Delivery of the 400th 767 to Martinair Holland Airlines takes place.

June 10, 1990

A Royal Brunei 767-200ER set a new distance record for twinjet airliners flying 9,253 statute miles (14,890 km) from Seattle to Nairobi, Kenya, in 17 hours 51 minutes.

Feb. 8, 1990

First Rolls-Royce-powered 767 delivered to British Airways.

July 27, 1989

An Air Seychelles 767-200ER set a new distance record for a commercial twinjet flying 8,893 statute miles (14,309 km) from Grand Rapids, Mich., to Seychelles in 16 hours 49 minutes.

April 18, 1988

An Air Mauritius 767-200ER set a new distance record for commercial twinjets flying from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Mauritius. Distance flown was 8,727 statute miles (14,042 km). Duration of the flight was 16 hours 27 minutes.

March 25, 1987

Rolls-Royce provided third engine choice, RB211-524H, for the Boeing 767 family of aircraft. Engine due in service in February 1990. Commonality with RB211-powered 747s benefits airlines operating both aircraft.

Dec. 31, 1986

Since May 1985, extended twin-engine operations (ETOPS) equipped aircraft have logged more than 60,000 flights, with 99.8 percent successfully reaching their destination without turnback or diversion.

Dec. 22, 1986

Extensive flight test of 767-300ER began for certification with General Electric engines.

Sept. 25, 1986

First 767-300 delivery to Japan Airlines.

Jan. 14, 1986

The first 767-300 completed and rolled out from the 767 final assembly bay at Everett, Wash.

August 1985

Boeing announced the 400,000-pound (181,437-kg) option on 767-300ER.

May 29, 1985

767 receives approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for 120-minute ETOPS flights. ETOPS stands for extended-range, two-engine operations.

June 1, 1984

The first 767ER for Ethiopian Airlines set a twinjet airliner distance record, flying 7,500 statute miles (12,082 km) from Washington, D.C., to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 13 hours 17 minutes.

March 27, 1984

The first 767ER with optional 335,000 pounds (151,950 kg) gross weight made the first 767 commercial non-stop transatlantic flight the day after it was delivered to El Al Israel Airlines.

Sept. 29, 1983

Japan Airlines ordered the 767-300 with fuselage lengthened 21 feet 1 inch (6.4 m) and passenger capacity increased by about 50 to a total of 261. The gross weight is 345,000 pounds (156,490 kg).

July 22, 1983

The FAA cleared the way for pilots to fly both of the new-generation Boeing twinjets, the 757 and 767, after passing a type-rating test for either of the airliners. This was made possible by the close similarity of the 757 and 767 from the pilot's point of view.

June 6, 1983

The FAA certified the 767 for a maximum takeoff gross weight of 315,000 pounds (142,880 kg), 15,000 pounds (6,800 kg) heavier than the 767s delivered to that time. The increased weight permits up to 760 statute miles (1,225 km) added range and greater payload.

January 1983

Boeing announced the 345,000-pound (156,490-kg) gross weight 767ER (extended range) capable of carrying a full passenger payload 5,700 statute miles (9,200 km).

Sept. 8, 1982

First 767 commercial service, by United Airlines, Chicago to Denver.

Aug. 19, 1982

First 767 delivery to United Airlines.

July 30, 1982

Type certificate awarded 767 by FAA.

July 1982

The first 767 international demonstration flight series took the new-generation airliner to cities in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

May 27, 1982

The first 767 fitted with a two-crew member flight deck made its initial flight and began the test program leading to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of the configuration.

Sept. 26, 1981

First 767 completed its initial flight. The flight, lasting 2 hours 4 minutes, took place four days ahead of the first flight date scheduled in 1978.

Aug. 4, 1981

First 767 completed and rolled from the 767 final assembly bay in the 747/767 plant in Everett, Wash.

April 8, 1981

Final assembly of first 767 begins.

July 6, 1979

Fabrication of the first new-generation Boeing 767 parts began at the Boeing Central Fabrication Division, Auburn, Wash.

Nov. 15, 1978

American Airlines and Delta Air Lines announced total firm orders for 50 transcontinental version 767s. The value of the order, $1.9 billion, made it the largest single sales day in Boeing history. American ordered 30 and Delta 20. Both airlines selected General Electric CF6-80 engines.

Sept. 22, 1978

Civil Transport Development Corp. of Japan became a risk-sharing major participant in the Boeing 767 development and production program. CTDC, now Commercial Airplane Company (CAC), is a consortium of Japanese aircraft manufacturers and component suppliers.

Aug. 14, 1978

Boeing and Aeritalia, Italy's largest aircraft firm, signed a contract under which the Italian firm became a risk-sharing major participant in the 767 development and production program.

July 14, 1978

Production of the 767 got under way when United Airlines placed a $1.2 billion order for 30 of the new twinjets equipped with Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4 engines.

 

 

 
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