Boeing 767 Spotting Guide


The Boeing 767 is a mid- to large-size, long-range, wide-body twin-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

It was Boeing's first wide-body twinjet and its first airliner with a two-crew glass cockpit. The aircraft has two turbofan engines, a conventional tail, and, for reduced aerodynamic drag, a supercritical wing design.

Designed as a smaller wide-body airliner than the Boeing 747, the 767 has seating capacity for 181 to 375 people, and a design range of 3,850 to 6,385 nautical miles.

Background and Development

Development of the 767 occurred in tandem with a narrow-body twinjet, the Boeing 757, resulting in shared design features which allow pilots to obtain a common type rating to operate both aircraft.

The 767 is produced in three fuselage lengths. The original 767-200 entered service in 1982, followed by the 767-300 in 1986 and the 767-400ER, an extended-range (ER) variant, in 2000.

Boeing 767 Spotting Tips


The twin-egine, wide-body Boeing 767-200 (top), 767-300 (middle), and 767-400 (bottom). Note the retractable tail skid on the -300 and -400 models.
The twin-egine, wide-body Boeing 767-200 (top), 767-300 (middle), and 767-400 (bottom). Note the retractable tail skid on the -300 and -400 models.

A comparison of a Boeing 777 (top) and Boeing 767 (bottom), both from All Nippon Airlines
Spotting tips for comparing the Boeing 767 and Boeing 777
Comparison of the fuselage nose configuration of a Boeing 777 (top) and Boeing 767 (below), both in British Airways livery. The top "slant" of the fuselage is more flattened on the 777. Also notice the advanced position of the front gear on the 767.
Comparison of the fuselage nose of the Boeing 767 and Boeing 777

Comparison of the Boeing 767 (top) and Airbus A330 (bottom) landing gear. The main landing gear on the Boeing 767 lean to the front, while those on the A330 lean to the rear.
Boeing 767 and Airbus A330 spotting guide

 

Boeing 767-200 Photographs

Boeing 767-200 of Trans World Airlines
Trans World Airlines Boeing 767-200

US Air Boeing 767-200
US Air Boeing 767-200

El Al Boeing 767-200-ER
El Al Boeing 767-200-ER


Boeing 767-300 Photographs

Boeing 767-300-ER of Air Canada
Air Canada Boeing 767-300-ER

American Airlines Boeing 767-300-ER
American Airlines Boeing 767-300-ER

Air Canada Boeing 767-300
Air Canada Boeing 767-300

Air Canada Boeing 767-300-ER, with the main landing gear leaning to the front
Air Canada Boeing 767-300-ER

British Airways Boeing 767-300-ER
Notice the advanced position of the front gear on the 767.
British Airways Boeing 767-300-ER


Boeing 767-400 Photographs

United Airlines Boeing 767-400 N68061