Boeing 767


The 'wide body' 767 project was launched in July 1978, similtaneously with the 757. United Airlines was the 767 launch customer. The prototype was rolled out on August 4, 1981 and first flew on September 26. The 767-100 and 767-200 versions were to be developed at the same time, but the shorter -100 was not produced, being superceded by the -200 with two gross weight versions. The twin engine design allowed for 7 abreast seating with two aisles - meaning no passenger needed to be more than one seat from the aisle. The aircraft is part of the modern generation incorporating a variety of composites in its construction, and utilising electronic flight information systems through the so called 'glass cockpit' technology. Components are produced in a variety of countries (including Pacific Aerospace Corporation in Hamilton, NZ), before assembly at the Boeing plant in Seattle. The -200ER or 'extended range was introduced in 1984 following changes to international rules allowing ETOPS (extended range twin operations). The major change was to the MTOW allowing more fuel to be carried. The -300 was announced in 1983 and appeared in 1986. This version was stretched by 6.42m allowing an extra 45 passengers (up to 290 passengers total) and also provided more engine options. The -300ER was introduced later in the same year flying in November and being certified in the following May - although it did not go into service until 1988 when it joined American Airlines. A -300F frieghter was introduced in 1995, with the first customer being UPS.

Although the aircraft was originally aimed at the US domestic market, as a one-stop transcontinental airliner, ETOPS capability has made it popular with international carriers. Since 1985 Air New Zealand has acquired a number of -200ER and -300ER model aircraft along with several leased aircraft. Many of the aircraft have been named after earlier TEAL (Air New Zealand's forerunner) aircraft (such as Aranui and Ararangi). Air New Zealand operates the aircraft in a two class configuartion with up to 249 passengers on the 767-319.

Currently operated aircraft include:

Previously operated aircraft include:

Air New Zealand have also operated a number of leased aircraft which were not entered on the New Zealand register, including G-BNYS, and SP-LPA.

Last Update:- 14 December, 1999

Technical Data

Data is for the 767-300


Air New Zealand Auckland - 7 Dec, 1996 Air New Zealand Auckland - 4 Jan, 1997

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