The Boeing 767-200, called sometimes the baby widebody is a medium-range twinjet with two aisles in airline service.
This international configuration is mainly used in U.S. to European and Asian routes, mainly for continental routes such as New York City to Los Angeles.
This Boeing 767-200 was launched in July 1978. The construction of basic 220-passenger 767-200 began July 6, 1979.

  • 1982 - 1994 Boeing 767-200
  • Year:
    1982- 1994
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    two Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4D or two CF6-80A
  • Top Speed:
    558 mph

The 767 has in common with the narrowbody 757 – the two crew EFIS flightdeck (with six colour CRT displays) and many systems.
Initially Boeing intended to offer two versions, the longer 767-200 and short fuselage 767100. The 767 first flew of Boeing 767-200 was on September 26- 1981 and the aircraft entered service on September 26 1982.
The certification with P&W engines was awarded on July 30 1982.
The airlines fly the Boeing 767 on medium-range flights with 200 to 300 seats on board.
The 767 was the main competitor of the Airbus A310. The main difference between the two airliners is the fuselage diameter. The 767 allows seven-abreast seating in the economy class (2-3-2) compared to the eight-abreast interior of the A310.

Boeing 767-200 Exterior

1982 - 1994 Boeing 767-200 Exterior
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The Boeing 767 also features a new wing design with greater sweepback (compared to the 757) which was designed with high altitude cruise in mind and a unique width fuselage typically seating seven abreast in economy, and The narrowest widebody in service, the 767 started life as an advanced technology mid to large size airliner in the late 1970s.

Also the longer range 767-200ER (Extended Range) version features higher weights and an additional wing centre section fuel tank. It first flew on March 6 1984, and service entry, with Ethiopian Airlines, was two months later.
The 200ER accounts for 111 of the total 239 767-200s ordered.
The last airliner 767-200/-200ER was delivered in 1994 but a November 1998 order from Continental will see it return to production.
An important difference between the A310 (one of the most important competitor) and the 767 is the wing. The A310 wing is as small as possible and fitted with many high-lift devices.

Wing area - 283,35 m²

The 767 has a much larger wing, even larger than the A300 has, with simpler high-lift devices. Boeing adopted a large wing because at the moment of launching the aircraft it had a heavier three-engined version in mind (then designated 777).

The A310-wing was optimised for short-haul sectors in Europe and Boeing adapted its design to the US domestic market where airlines usually fly longer distances. The large wing was also intended to make the development of heavier and stretched versions easier.

The height of the cargo hold is the same for both aircraft, but because of the smaller diameter the 767-fuselage is not wide enough to accommodate LD3 containers pairwise in two rows. LD3-containers are interchangeable with the A300, DC-10, TriStar and 747. For the 767 Boeing designed the non-standard LD67 container, which has the same height and width as the LD3 but is shorter and offers less volume.


Wing span 47.57m (156ft 1in);
Length 48.51m (159ft 2in);
Height 15.85m (52ft 0in);
Wing area 283.3m2 (3050sq ft).


767-200 - Empty with JT9Ds 74,752kg (164,800lb), with CF6s 74,344kg (163,900lb).
Operating empty with JT9Ds 80,920kg (178,400lb), with CF6s 80,510kg (177,500lb).
Max takeoff 136,078kg (300,000lb), medium range max takeoff 142,881kg (315,000lb).

Boeing 767-200 Interior

The 767-200 seats 200-255 passengers, but a maximum of 275 seats is possible for charter airlines when extra overwing exits are installed.
All passenger models of the 767 family offer a new, even more passenger-pleasing cabin interior.
The Boeing Signature Interior:

  • uses state-of-the-art lighting and design concepts to amplify the feeling of spaciousness on an airplane already prized for long-range comfort.
  • includes new, deeper stowage bins, which means it is easier to find space in the compartments.
  • offers airlines increased flexibility in positioning and maintaining lavatories.
  • also features an improved in-flight entertainment interface.

The 767 has earned high passenger ratings in every class of service. In economy class seating, the 767 offers a seat-width that is only surpassed by the Boeing 777.

Independent research has shown the seven-abreast seating concept in economy is popular because it places 87 percent of the seats next to a window or aisle.
The 767 has the highest percentage of window seats and aisle seats of any jetliner.

Business First offers 55 inches of pitch and all seats have personal video screens. Beware that there is In-Flight Entertainment equipment located under the seats of A, B, E, K and L in coach; only the center block aisle seats (D and F) do not have the IFE equipment under the seat.

Cabin floor area- 154,9 m²

Power ports for personal computers are accessible at all BusinessFirst seats, as well as in rows 16-23 in coach.
Note that row 18 is sometimes reserved for crew rest seats, and may not show up as available until very close to departure.
The Boeing 767 family is a complete family of airplanes providing maximum market versatility in the 200- to 300-seat market. The Boeing 767 family includes three passenger models — the 767-200ER, 767-300ER and 767-400ER — and a freighter, which is based on the 767-300ER fuselage.

The twin-engine 767 — sized between the single-aisle 757 and the larger, twin-aisle 777 — has built a reputation among airlines for its profitability and comfort.

The Boeing 767 family is a complete family of airplanes providing maximum market versatility in the 200- to 300-seat market. It includes four models:

  • Boeing 767-200
  • Boeing 767-200: standard version.
  • Boeing 767-200ER: Extended-Range version, features higher weights and an additional wing center section fuel tank.
  • Boeing 767-200F: Freighter version.
  • Boeing E-767: AWACS platform for the Japan Self Defence Force.
  • Boeing 767-200 prototype is used as an airborne laboratory for strategic Defence programs, by the US Army.
  • Boeing 767-200ER Tanker (KC-767) for the Italian Air Force.

Cabin Width:

The Boeing 767’s cabin is more than 4 feet (1.2 m) wider than single-aisle jetliners, and the 767’s versatile design allows customers to select four, five, six, seven or eight abreast seating to best suit their operational requirements.


The extended-range airplanes typically have three-class seating of 181 to 245 passengers, using five-abreast, 747-sized first class seats; six-abreast business class and seven-abreast economy class.

Passenger Seating Configuration

Typical 3-class -181
Typical 2-class -224
Typical 1-class -up to 255

Boeing 767-200 Engines

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In 1976, a twinjet wide-body configuration, similar to the earlier Airbus A300B, became the favorite configuration, suggesting increased industry confidence in the reliability and economics of new generation turbofan engines.
Each 767 is powered by two high-bypass-ratio turbofan engines, which are interchangeable with 747 engines with only minor modifications.
Boeing 767-200 incorporates the engines used on the 747, namely the Pratt & Whitney JT9D.

Following the successful completion of the flight test period, the JT9D-powered 767-200 received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification on July 30, 1982.
The first 767 with a two-person flight deck completed its maiden flight on May 27, 1982.
The CF6-80A-powered 767-200 was certified by the FAA on September 30, 1982.

Engines two Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4D each rated 213.5 kN and CF6-80A
maximum thrust Pratt & Whitney PW4000 60,200 lb
maximum thrust GE CF6-80C2 62,100 lb
Max. take off weight 395,000 lb (179,170 kg)
Max. landing weight 123.377 Kg
Cruise speed 852 km/h
Max. speed 898 km/h
Max. ceiling 11.887 m
Max Range 16,385 nmi (12,195 km)
Performance take-off run 1.707 m at max. take-off weight
Weight max. payload 32.568 Kg

Boeing 767-200 Economical

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The 767 family has the lowest operating cost per trip of any widebody airplane. This low operating cost, combined with a choice of three sizes, variable range capability, almost universal airport compatibility and ETOPS capability, makes the 767 a versatile family of airplanes.
This versatility is an extreme competitive advantage to an operator that needs to serve a variety of different missions and passenger demands. Extensive commonality with the Boeing 757, which includes a common pilot-type rating, offers even more operational versatility to 767 operators.


Boeing 767-200 - Two 213.5kN (48,000lb) Pratt & Whitney JT9D7R4D turbofans, or 222.4kN (50,000lb) PW4050s, or 233.5kN (52,500lb) General Electric CF680C2B2s.


Boeing 767-200 - Max cruising speed 914km/h (493kt), economical cruising speed 854km/h (461kt).
Range of basic aircraft with JT9Ds 5855km (3160nm), medium range version with CF6s 7135km (3850nm).

Boeing 767 built of each type:

105 Boeing 767-200
136 Boeing 767-200ER
2 Boeing 767-200F
108 Boeing 767-300
491 Boeing 767-300ER
40 Boeing 767-300F
40 Boeing 767-400ER

Type aircraft Medium to long range widebody airliner
First flight 767-200 September 26, 1981 N767BA
First delivery August 19, 1982 to United Airlines
Cockpit crew Two pilots
Cabin length 33,93 m
Cabin diameter 4,72 m
Cabin height 2,87 m
Cabin floor area 154,9 m²
Cabin volume 428,2 m³
Baggage compartment 12,2 m³
LD2 containers in belly 22
Wing span 47,57 m
Wing area 283,35 m²
Wing sweep 31,5 degrees
Fuselage length 48,51 m
Fuselage diameter 5,03 m
Height 15,85 m
Horizontal tail unit 18,62 m
Wheelbase 19,69 m
Track 9,30 m


Model First Order Rollout First Flight Certifi-cation First Delivery In Service First Airline in service Last Delivery
767-200 07/14/78 08/04/81 09/26/81 07/30/82 08/19/82 09/08/82 United 02/24/94

Pricing and Cost

In 2008 the price for Boeing 767-200ER was between $ 127.5 — 139.0 million.

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