• 1988 - 2010 Boeing 767-300ER

    Boeing 767-300ER

The 767-300ER is a medium to long range widebody airliner, the extended-range model of the Boeing 767-300.
Boeing announced that it was developing an extended development of the 767-200 in February 1982.
This airplane flew for the first time in January 30 1986, obtaining its first commercial orders when American Airlines comes in position in 1988.

  • 1988 - 2010 Boeing 767-300ER
  • Year:
    1988- 2010
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    General Electric CF6-80A, Pratt&Whitney PW4062, Rolls-Royce RB211
  • Top Speed:
    558 mph
  • Price:
    144.5-161.5 million

The Boeing 767-300ER was put in service in 1988, with AA. In 1995 the EVA Air utilized a 767-300ER to launch the first transpacific 767 service. The Boeing 767-300ER has a takeoff run of up to 11,800 ft (3,600 m). This aircraft can be upgraded with blended winglets from Aviation Partners Boeing. These winglets are 11 ft (3.4 m) long and will reduce fuel consumption an estimated 6.5% on the -300ER.
The Boeing 767-300ER, the derivative of -300 model is fitted with center fuel tanks for additional range and additional seating capacity.

Accommodation: Crew 2, Passengers 351

Generally, in a one-class, two-class or three-class configuration a single -300ER aircraft is able to carry 218, 269 or 351 passengers.
The first Boeing 767-300ER aircraft was delivered to American Airlines in 1988.
These 767s are a combination of 767-300ERs and 767-300Fs valued at $1.73 billion. The first of 12 aircraft was delivered in July 2005 and the final delivery is expected to be done by October 2008.

The 767 family has low fuel consumption and produces less pollutant per pound of fuel than other similar twin-engine aircraft.

The Japanese carrier ordered three passenger variants and three freighters with deliveries beginning in 2007 through early 2008.

On 2 August 2005, Chile-based LAN Airlines confirmed a firm order for six Boeing 767-300 airplanes to be added to another six 767s ordered in 2004.
In 1993 Boeing launched new aircraft - the 767-300F General Market Freighter. Changes 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.

valued at $800 million list prices

On 30 June 2005, Boeing and Japan Airlines (JAL) finalized an agreement for six Boeing 767-300ERs valued at $800 million list prices.
This magnificent aircraft is one of the biggest in the Boeing family, following B-747 and B-777. The plane can really achieve extra long ranges.

The Boeing 767-300ER (ER- extended range) introduced more fuel and a higher take-off weight.
This being available in three different gross weight variants, the heaviest topping the scales at an awesome 184615kg (407,000 lb). Here are some main technical characteristics of B-767-300ER:

Model First Order Rollout First Flight Certifi-cation First Delivery In Service First Airline in service
767-300ER 03/03/87(go ahead 07/21/84) 11/03/86 12/09/86 01/20/88 02/19/88 03/03/88 American Airlines

767-300ER Exterior

1988 - 2010 Boeing 767-300ER Exterior
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The resulting 767-300 characteristics a 6.42m (21ft 1in) stretch based on fuselage plugs forward (3.07m/10ft 1in) and behind (3.35m/11ft) the wing centre section.
Starting with the exterior part of this beauty, we have to confess that it’s extraordinary. The fuselage is a 100% replica of the real life one and is proportionally modified. Absolutely brilliant recreation. All the parts from the external side are animated. To be highly realistic the developers had even added flexible wings. So during take-off or landing the wings are a bit raised.
The most beautiful side of the exterior model is the gear construction. It seems definitely realistic, during retraction and extension, the landing gear follows the same procedures and manner like the 767.
This door is not opening like at the other aircraft – slightly forward and right. The wings skin paneling is reproduced with all the other major constructions from the heavy wing.

767-300ER Interior

1988 - 2010 Boeing 767-300ER Interior
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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.
Underfloor capacity for 20 LD2s.

767-300ER Avionics

The flightdeck and systems were passed directly over from the Boeing 767-200, the only other modifications were minor, and related to the improved weights of the new version. At first the max takeoff weight was the same as the later 767-200ER.

Accommodation Crew 2, Passengers 351
Passenger Seating Configuration
Typical 3-class 218
Typical 2-class 269
Typical 1-class 350
Cargo 4,180 cu ft (118.4 cu m)
Height 15.8 m
Length 54.9 m
Wingspan 47.6 m
Max Weight 187 t
Min Weight 90,000 kg (198,413 lb)
Payload 43,800 kg (96,561 lb)
Engine/s Performance Thrust 126,600 lb (57,426 kg)
Performance Max Range 11,300 km (6,102 nm)
Top Speed 266 mps (Mach 0.80)
Other Number of Engines 2

767-300ER Engine

1988 - 2010 Boeing 767-300ER Exterior
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The Boeing 767 is a complete family of twin-engine aircraft suitable for medium and long range operations which can accommodate from 200 to 300 passengers as well as cargo in the 767 freighter variant.
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.

The main thrust is provided by the World leaders GE (General Electric) & P&W (Pratt & Whitney).

GE and P&W have provided all the 767engines to date, but with the delivery in 1990 of the first British Airways’ B-767-336s, Rolls Royce joined the club with the RB211-524H. Twenty-eight aircraft were in service or on order early in 1998 to serve on high-density short/medium haul routes.

In January 1985, development began down a familiar road with the announcement of the 767-300ER.

Engine variants:

a) General Electric CF6-80A
b) General Electric CF6-80C2 (about 65,000 lbf (292kN) thrust each)
c) Pratt&Whitney PW4062 (about 62,932 lbf (278kN) thrust each)
d) Rolls-Royce RB211 (about 60,000 lbf (267kN) thrust each)

Engines maximum thrust
Pratt & Whitney PW4000 63,300 lb GE CF6-80C2 62,100 lb
Maximum Fuel Capacity 23,980 U.S. gal (90,770 L)
Maximum Takeoff Weight 412,000 lb (186,880 kg)
Maximum Range 5,990 nmi (11,070 km)
Typical Cruise Speed at 35,000 feet Mach 0.80 ( 530 mph, 851 kph)
Basic Dimensions
Wing Span 156 ft 1 in (47.6 m)
Overall Length 180 ft 3 in (54.9 m)
Tail Height 52 ft (15.8 m)
Interior Cabin Width 15 ft 6 in (4.7 m)


Same choices

  • or 252.4kN (56,750lb) PW-4056s;
  • or 266.9kN (60,000lb) CF6-80C2B6s;
  • or two PW-4060 rated at 60,000 lbs MTO;

Range with design payload

  • with PW-4060s 10,880km (5875nm),
  • with CF6-80C2B4Fs 10,195km (5505nm).


  • with PW-4060s 81,374kg (179,400lb),
  • with CF6-80C2B4s 80,603kg (177,700lb).

Operating empty

  • with PW-4060s 90,535kg (199,600lb),
  • with CF6-80C2B4s 90,175kg (198,800lb).

Max takeoff

  • with PW-4060s 181,890kg (401,000lb),
  • with CF6-80C2B4Fs 175,540kg (387,000lb).


  • 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.

Medium to long range widebody airliner

Pricing and Cost

The estimated price for boeing 767-300ER, varies from 144.5 millions of dollars to 161.5 millions.

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