24 JANUARY 2011


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Article from BTNews 24 JANUARY 2011

767 number one thousand is on-line

Boeing has started final assembly of the 1,000th 767 aircraft, a 767-300ER (extended range) passenger model for All Nippon Airways (ANA).  The 767 entered airline service in 1982 and in 1985 initiated twin-engined transoceanic operations.  It is often compared to the Airbus A330 which followed over 10 years later, with 744 delivered to date.  Both aircraft have had a much extended production life due to delays with the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 series respectively.  Much depends on a US Air Force tanker order as to which plane will be the eventual best seller.

The 1,000th aircraft is scheduled for delivery next month.  ANA, a long-time Boeing customer, has taken delivery of 89 767s since placing its first order in 1979. 

Boeing will use the 767 as the platform for the NewGen Tanker if it wins the Air Force KC-X Tanker competition.  That contract award currently is scheduled for early this year. www.boeing.com/commercial

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