Cockpits, Profiles and Logos
The 767 is a wide body medium to long range twin engined airliner built by Boeing and was developed with the narrow-body 757, in fact the cockpits of the aircraft are the same with pilots allowed to fly both types of aircraft on a common type rating. The initial design started in the early 1970’s as the 7X7. From the start the design was a glass cockpit twin aisle twin engined aircraft to be focused on the mid-size high density market. Early 767 customers were given the choice of two engines, the Pratt & Whitney JT9D or General Electric CF6 turbofans. The fuselage section is mid way between that of the 747 and the narrow body 707 giving room for two aisles. The first flight of the aircraft was on 26th September 1981 with the type gaining approval in July 1982 and the first delivery to Delta Airlines was on 25th October 1982. The initial type was the 767-200 followed in 1984 by the -200ER or Extended Range. The -300 stretch followed in 1986 with the extended range version following two years later.
The -400ER a further stretch of the fuselage followed in 2000. There are also freighter versions of the aircraft, both purpose built and passenger conversions. The 767 was the first wide body aircraft to pass over 1,000 orders with the order book standing at 1,224 in 2018.