Chances are, if you’ve flown with Delta Air Lines on an international flight, you traveled in one of our Boeing 767s. Delta is the only airline that has operated all sub-types of the Boeing 767: the -200 (retired from the Delta fleet in 2006), the -300/300ER, and the -400ER.
Here are some interesting facts about Boeing 767s:
- The Boeing 767 is the first widebody jet airliner to be stretched twice. The 767-300 is 21 feet longer than the original 767-200; the newer 767-400ER is 21 feet longer than the 767-300.
- The first Boeing 767, a series 200, entered airline service in September 8, 1982. Since then, Boeing 767s have flown more than 7.5 million flights, and carried more than two billion passengers!
- The air flowing through a Boeing 767-400ER engine at takeoff power could inflate a blimp in seven seconds!
- It takes approximately 60 gallons of fuel per passenger to get from New York to London on board a 767-400ER. The same volume of gasoline would propel an economy car about half of that distance!
- The Boeing 767 flies across the Atlantic more frequently than all other jetliners combined.
- The 767-400ER flight deck instrument panel has 82 percent fewer parts than other 767s. By using cast parts, the part count was reduced to 53 from 296. Production hours plummeted to 20 hours from 180 hours!
- If General Electric’s CF6-80C2B8F turbofan engines were attached to your automobile, at takeoff power it would accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than half a second!
- There are 3.1 million parts in a Boeing 767 provided by more than 800 suppliers.
- The 767-300ER and 767-400ER each hold 23,980 gallons of fuel – enough to fill approximately 1,200 minivans.
- The noise level of a Boeing 767 taking off from a 1.5 mile long runway is about the same as the average street corner’s traffic noise.
- There are approximately 90 miles of electrical wiring in a Boeing 767-200ER, 117 miles in a 767-300ER and 125 miles in a 767-400ER!
- The Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum, located at Delta’s corporate headquarters in Atlanta, GA, is home to the world’s only preserved Boeing 767, The Spirit of Delta.
Flight Simulator Technician
Delta Air Lines, Inc.