Boeing 767 Spotting Guide
Boeing 767 of American Air Lines
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, accessed via twin aisles. The design range is 3,850 to 6,385 nautical miles.
Background and Development of the Boeing 767
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.
As of May of 2017, a total of 1,099 767 aircraft have been delivered.
Boeing 767 Spotting Tips
Shown below are the twin-engine, 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 767-200 has three emergency doors, one fore and aft, and one over the wing.
The -300 and -400 models have four emergency exits ... the -300 typically has two doors over the wing, although some configurations have one door fore and one aft of the wing.
The 767-400 has an emergency exit fore and aft of the wing.
|A comparison of a Boeing 777 (top) and Boeing 767 (bottom), both from All Nippon Airlines|
Boeing Wide Body Nose Comparison
Comparison of the fuselage nose configuration of a Boeing 767 (top) and Boeing 777 (middle), 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.
The nose of the 787 (bottom) is more sleek and pointed.
|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 Photographs
|Boeing 767 of Air Canada|
|Air Canada Boeing 767, with the main landing gear leaning to the front|
El Al Boeing 767-200-ER
British Airways Boeing 767
|Boeing 767-424 of United Airlines at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in California|
|Boeing 767-300F (767-3S2ERF) Freighter of FedEx Express - Registration N120FE - CN/MSN 44380 (photo courtesy of the Boeing Company)|
|USAF KC-46A at the Boeing plant in Seattle (photo courtesy of the Boeing Company)
|USAF KC-46A Pegasus tanker refueling a B-2 Spirit bomber (photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)