Wednesday, September 8, 2010

1000th Boeing 767 now on production line

Boeing announced it has begun assembly of the 1,000th 767, a 767-300ER, at its Everett factory. Mechanics have loaded the wing spar into the assembly tool, it said. "This is an important milestone for the 767, which has continued to evolve and improve since entering service nearly 30 years ago," 767 Program VP and GM Kim Pastega said. "The 767 is a high-performing twin-aisle airplane that delivers nearly 99% dispatch reliability every day for more than 90 operators around the world."

The 767-300ER is scheduled for delivery to ANA in February 2011. The Tokyo-based carrier has taken delivery of a total 89 767s; its first order for the type came in 1979. According to its website, the carrier first introduced the 767 in June 1983.

(Christine Boynton - ATWOnline News)

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