The Boeing 767-400ER is the largest version of the popular 767, typically seating around 243 passengers. With a range of 10,415km, it was designed to replace the Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed L-1011 TriStar at certain airlines.
First flying on 9 October 1999, it entered service with Continental Airlines on 14 September 2000. The only other airline to order the aircraft was Delta Air Lines.
Boeing 767-400ER Video
Following on from the last video about the Boeing 757, this time we stay in Seattle and look at the Boeing 767-400ER. The video below runs for just under seven minutes and gives a good overview of this aircraft type.
There were quite a number of differences between this version of the plane and the previous ones. In the interim period, Boeing had introduced the Boeing 777, so a number of features were carried across to the new jet, such as the flight deck arrangement and landing gear.
Power is provided by a pair of General Electric CF6 or Pratt & Whitney PW4000 turbofans, which is in line with the other aircraft in the series. Rolls-Royce did not offer an option on the -400ER.
A good way to tell the aircraft from other 767s is the presence of raked wingtips. These add to the wingspan and improve efficiency of the airfoil, which is always a good thing.
There were just 37 Boeing 767-400ER aircraft produced between 2000 and 2002, with 16 for United Airlines (who merged with Continental Airlines) and 21 for Delta Air Lines. Today they remain the only two airlines using this airliner.
Since they are around 20 years old, it is unlikely they will be around for too much longer. Anyone wanting to get on one for a trip should probably make a point of doing so sooner rather than later.
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