The Boeing 767-300 is an improved version of the 767-200 and is gifted with a 6,42 m stretch consisting of fuselage plugs forward (3,07 m) and behind (3,35 m) the wing center section.
The main competitor of Boeing 767-300’s is the airplane from Airbus - the A330-200.

  • 1986 - 2010 Boeing 767-300
  • Year:
    1986- 2010
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4D, General Electric CF6-80A2 or Rolls Royce RB211-524H
  • Top Speed:
    558 mph
  • Price:
    144.5-161.5 million

The 767-300 is estimated to be substituted by the 787-8 in Boeing’s lineup. As of February 2010, total orders for the 767-300/300ER/300F stand at 754 with 697 delivered.
This includes 104 orders (all delivered) for the -300, 568 orders for the -300ER (538 delivered), and 82 orders for the -300F (55 delivered). A total of 661 Boeing 767-300/-300ER/-300F aircraft were in airline service as of July 2009.
The 767-300 is a lengthened 767 ordered by Japan Airlines in 1983. It first flew on January 30, 1986, and was delivered to JAL on September 25.

Model First Order Rollout First Flight Certification First Delivery In Service First Airline in service
767-300 09/29/83 01/14/86 01/30/86 09/22/86 09/25/86 10/20/86 Japan


Developing nation United States of America
Manufacturer/designer Boeing Commercial Airplane Company
Production line Everett, WA
Type aircraft Medium to long range widebody airliner
First flight January 30, 1986 N767S
Cockpit crew two pilots
Passengers single class 290
Passengers two class 18 first class
198 economy class
Passengers three class 15 first class
40 business class
119 economy class

Boeing 767-300 Exterior :

1986 - 2010 Boeing 767-300 Exterior
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The Boeing 767 family is a complete family of airplanes providing maximum market versatility in the 200- to 300-seat market. 767-300ER is approximately 21 feet (6.43 m) longer than the 767-200ER, Boeing announced that it was developing a stretched development of the 767-200 in February 1982.
The resulting 767-300 features a 6.42m (21ft 1in) stretch consisting of fuselage plugs forward (3.07m/10ft 1in) and behind (3.35m/11ft) the wing centre section.
Also in 1993 Boeing launched the 767-300F General Market Freighter. Modifications include strengthened undercarriage and wing structure, a cargo handling system, no cabin windows and a main deck freight door.
Capacity is 24 containers. The further stretched 767-400 is described separately.

Takeoff Weight:

All three passenger models are offered in a variety of takeoff weights, which allow operators to choose only the amount of design weight needed to satisfy their requirements. These offer corresponding design ranges from 5,625 nautical miles (10,415 km) to nearly 6,600 nautical miles (12,223 km).

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.

Standard 2.24m x 3.17m pallets in belly 4 with 14 LD2 Containers
Wing span 47,57 m
Wing area 283,35 m²
Wing sweep 31.5 degrees
Fuselage length 54,94 m
Fuselage diameter 5,03 m
Height 15,85 m
Horizontal tail unit 18,62 m
Wheelbase 22,76 m
Track 9,30 m
Weight empty: 85.637 Kg
- max. zero-fuel weight: 112.099 Kg
- fuel: 63.216 liter
- max. payload: 44.497 Kg
Max. take off weight 159.755 Kg
Max. landing weight 136.078 Kg

Boeing 767-300 Interior


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.


Lower-deck volume available for baggage and cargo ranges from 2,875 cubic feet (81.4 cu m) for the 767-200 to 4,580 cubic feet (129.7 cu m) for the 767-400ER.


Flightcrew of two. Typical three class layout for 210, two class 269 (24 premium & 245 economy seven abreast) max seating for 350 at eight abreast. Under floor capacity for 20 LD2s.

Cabin length 40,36 m
Cabin diameter 4,72 m
Cabin height 2,87 m
Cabin volume 483,9 m³
Baggage compartment 12,2 m³
Cargo volume 147 m³
LD2 Containers in belly 30

Boeing 767-300 Avionics

1986 - 2010 Boeing 767-300 Exterior
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The flightdeck and systems were carried directly over from the 767-200, the only other changes were minor, and related to the increased weights of the new version. Initially the max takeoff weight was the same as the later 767-200ER.
The 767-300 flew for the first time on January 30 1986, and was awarded certification and entered service in September that year.

Boeing 767-300 Engine :

1986 - 2010 Boeing 767-300 Exterior
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767s burn less fuel
The 767 family of aircrafts is the right size for the middle airplane market (200-250 seat airplanes). Lighter and more efficient than competing jetliners, the 767 family burns less fuel, for better environmental performance and improved operating economics.
This range versatility gives the 767 family the ability to efficiently serve routes as short as U.S. domestic and pan-European to long-range flights over the North Atlantic and North Pacific. The 767 crosses the Atlantic from the United States to Europe more often than any other jetliner.

Engines two General Electric CF6-80A2 each rated 216.5 kN
- two Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4D each rated 213.5 kN
- two Rolls Royce RB211-524H each rated 264.4 kN
Maximum Thrust 267.20kN/60,070lb
Cruise speed 852 km/h
Max. speed 898 km/h
Service ceiling 11.887 m
Range 9.667 km
Performance take-off run 2.408 m at max. take-off weight


Two 213.5kN (48,000lb) Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4 turbofans or 222.4kN (50,000lb) JT9D-7R4Es, or 222.4kN (50,000lb) PW-4050, or 233.5kN (52,000lb) PW-4052s, or 213.5kN (48,000lb) General Electric CF6-80As or 213.5kN (48,000lb) CF6-80A2s, or 231.3kN (52,500lb) CF6-80C2B2s, or 257.5kN (57,900lb) CF6-80C2B4Fs, or 269.9kN (60,000lb) RollsRoyce RB-211-524Gs.


Max cruising speed 900km/h (486kt), economical cruising speed 850km/h (460kt). Higher gross weight version range with design payload and PW-4050s 7835km (4230nm), with CF6-80C2B2s 7890km (4260nm).
The higher weight Extended Range ER version flew on December 19 1986, while RollsRoyce RB-211-524G engines became available from 1989. The range of the 767-300ER has proven to be very popular with a number of airlines using them for long range low density flights.

Breathe easy with the 767

Schedule reliability — an industry measure of departure from the gate within 15 minutes of scheduled time — is over 98 percent for the 767. Fleet-wide, daily utilization — the actual time the airplane spends in the air — averages more than 10 hours.
Boeing has delivered 973 767s that are flown by approximately 92 operators around the world.
The 767 family has accumulated more than 14.7 million flights, and has carried millions of passengers. About 3.1 million of the 7.7 million flights were on extended operations (ETOPS) rules.

With the 767 family you can breathe easy because the 767s produce less pollutant emissions per pound of fuel than any comparably sized jetliner.
Also the 767 burns considerably less fuel, the 767 is really the "clear" winner. The 767 family is cleaner than industry standards for all categories of emissions — nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, smoke and carbon monoxide.

Boeing 767-300 Avionics

1986 - 2010 Boeing 767-300 Exterior
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History Of The 767 Two-Crew Flight Deck

All the advancements in avionics, aerodynamics, materials and propulsion that were developed for passenger versions of the 767 are incorporated in the freighter. Its design provides excellent fuel efficiency, operational flexibility, low noise levels and an all-digital flight deck. The structure employs aluminum alloys and composite materials.


Boeing 767-300 - Empty with PW-4050s 79,560kg (175,400lb), with CF6-80C2B2s 79,379kg (175,000lb).

Operating empty with PW-4050s 87,135kg (192,100lb), with CF6-80C2B2s 86,955kg (191,700lb). Higher gross weight version max takeoff with PW-4050s or CF6-80C2B2s 159,210kg (351,000lb).

Exterior :

Dimensions: Wing span 47.57m (156ft 1in), length 54.94m (180ft 3in), height 15.85m (52ft 0in). Wing area 283.3m2 (3050sq ft).


565 767-300s (including ERs) had been ordered by late 1998, of which 496 had been delivered.
Boeing 767, built 925, active 832, on order 4, stored 79, scrapped 3 and written-off 11 at February 2005.

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

Pricing and Cost

In 2008 the price for the Boeing 767-300 was between $ 144.5 - 161.5 million.

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