The Boeing 767-200ER is considered the extended-range variant of the original Boeing 767. This aircraft was first in 1984 delivered to El Al.
The Boeing 767 family contains three passenger versions — the 767-200ER, 767-300ER and 767-400ER — and a freighter, which is based on the 767-300ER fuselage.
The Boeing 767 family is a complete family of airplanes providing maximum market adaptability in the 200- to 300-seat market.

The 767-200ER became the first 767 to complete a nonstop transatlantic flight, and broke the flying distance record for a twinjet airliner on April 17, 1988, with an Air Mauritius 767-200ER flying 8,727 nautical miles (16,162 km) between Halifax, Nova Scotia and Port Louis, Mauritius.[9] The 767-200ER became popular overseas with smaller operators seeking wide-body airliners but not needing the 747’s capacity.
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.
It includes four models:

  • 767-200ER (extended range);
  • 767-300ER — approximately 21 feet (6.43 m) longer than the 767-200ER;
  • 767-400ER — approximately 21 feet (6.43 m) longer than the 767-300ER;
  • and a freighter based on the 767-300ER fuselage;
  • Boeing extended the higher gross weight 767-200ER (Extended Range) model, the lengthed 767-300, and the longer range 767-300ER in the 1980s;

The 767-200ER and 767-300ER, extended-range models were launched in 1982 and 1984, respectively. Several versions of the -200 and -300 models have been produced. In the 2000s, all three basic models were at the same time in production.
Some 767-200 models were later improved to the -200ER specification; and since March 2005 Israel Aerospace Industries holds an additional type certificate for conversion of 767-200s to 767-200SF (Special Freighter) specification.
A total of 128 Boeing 767-200s and 121 -200ERs have been delivered with no unfilled orders remaining. A total of 166 767-200/-200ER aircraft were in airline service as of July 2009.[6] Although the 767-200ER has no direct replacement, it is expected to be replaced indirectly in Boeing’s lineup by the 787-8. 767-200s flown by American Airlines burn an average of 15,982 gallons of jet fuel flying round-trip between New York City and Los Angeles; the 787 is expected to be 20% more fuel efficient per passenger.


Versions of the 767 serve prominently in a number of military applications. Most military 767s are derived from the 767-200ER.

Airborne Surveillance Testbed

The Airborne Optical Adjunct (AOA) was built from the prototype 767-200.
It were made some modifications to this airplane included a large "cupola" or hump which ran along the top of the aircraft from above the cockpit to just behind the trailing edge of the wings.
Inside the cupola was a suite of infrared seekers that were utilized to track theater ballistic missile launches in a series of tests. The airplane remained in storage at the Victorville Airport in California for a number of years before being scrapped in July 2007.
The Boeing 767 is a complete family of twin-engine aircraft suitable for medium and long range operations which can carry from 200 to 300 passengers as well as cargo in the 767 freighter variant.

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

Boeing KC-767 tanker

The KC-767 was developed from the -200ER for the USAF to substitute some of its oldest KC-135E tankers. Boeing’s tanker was selected and later chosen KC-767A. However the Pentagon suspended the contract due to a conflict of interest scandal and later canceled it.
The KC-767 Tanker Transport, a 767-200ER-based aerial refueling platform has been ordered by the Italian Aeronautica Militare and the Japan Self-Defense Forces, which have designated it KC-767J. For the USAFKC-X Tanker competition, Boeing offered the KC-767 Advanced Tanker, which was based on the in-development 767-200LRF (Long Range Freighter), rather than the -200ER.

Boeing 767-200ER Exterior

The Boeing 767-200ER has exactly the same external dimensions than the 767-200 but its range has been extended up to 5,200 nautical miles (9,600 kilometers) compared to 767-200 3,900 nautical miles (7,200 kilometers).


200ER - Empty with PW4056s 76,566kg (168,800lb), with CF680C2B4s 76,476kg (168,600lb), operating empty with PW4056s 84,415kg (186,100lb), with CF680C2B4Fs 84,370kg (186,000lb). Max takeoff with PW4056s or CF680C2B4Fs 175,540kg (387,000lb).


Wing span 47.57m (156ft 1in), length 48.51m (159ft 2in), height 15.85m (52ft 0in). Wing area 283.3m2 (3050sq ft).


Total 767 sales at late 1998 858. Total 767-200/200ER orders stood at 239, of which 229 have been delivered.

Boeing 767-200ER Interior


The -200ER model can accommodate from 181 to 255 passengers depending on the passengers seating configurations.

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.


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.

Takeoff Weight:

All three passenger models are offered in a variety of takeoff weights, which permit 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).
This range versatility offers 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 aircrafts cross the Atlantic from the United States to Europe more often than any other jetliner.
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 transported millions of passengers. About 3.1 million of the 7.7 million flights were on extended operations (ETOPS) rules.

Boeing 767-200ER Engine

Typically Boeing 767-200ER is powered by PW4062 or CF6-80C2 engines, but it can also be powered by JT9D and RB211-524 engines.


Two PW4050s (as above), or 231kN (52,000lb) PW4052s, or 252.4kN (56,750lb) PW4056s, or 257.7kN (57,900lb) CF680C2B4Fs.


Speeds same. Range with PW4056s 12,269km (6625nm), with CF6s 12,352km (6670nm).
Cruise Speed: 538 mph
Propulsion: Two General Electric GECF6-80C2B4F engines, rated at 57,900lb pounds thrust each, or two PW4056s, rated at 56,750lb pounds.
Wingspan: 156 feet, 1 inch


The 767 family has the lowest operating cost per trip of any widebody airplane.
The 767 a versatile family of airplanes stands out by:

  • the low operating cost, combined with a choice of three sizes;
  • variable range capability;
  • universal airport compatibility;
  • ETOPS capability;

This versatility is an extreme competitive benefit to an operator that wants to serve a diversity of different missions and passenger requirements.

Extensive commonality with the Boeing 757, which comprises a common pilot-type rating, offers even more operational versatility to 767 operators.
This plane has some common features with Boeing 757, which comprises a common pilot-type rating, offering even more operational versatility to 767 operators.


Accommodation: Crew 2, Passengers 255

Dimensions: Height 15.8 m, Length 48.5 m, Wingspan 47.6 m

Weights: Max Weight 180 t, Min Weight 82,400 kg (181,658 lb), Payload 35,500 kg (78,263 lb)

Engine/s Performance: Thrust 121,200 lb (54,976 kg)

Performance: Max Range 9,600 km (5,184 nm), Top Speed 266 mps (Mach 0.80)

Other: Number of Engines 2

Pricing and Cost

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

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