Boeing rolls out 1,000th 767
Boeing has completed the ceremonial rollout of its 1,000th 767 aircraft. Hundreds of current employees, joined by Boeing retirees who worked on the first 767, gathered to celebrate the occasion at the planemaker’s factory in Everett, Washington state.
“It was great to see so many people here today - the engineers, the technicians, the machinists - who have made the 767 the wonderful airplane it is,” said Jim Albaugh, President & CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “As we salute the 1,000th 767, the next 767 is already being built in a new bay where we can produce airplanes much more efficiently for years to come. We hope many of the new 767s will become U.S. Air Force tankers built right here.”
The 1,000th airplane is a 767-300ER (extended range) passenger model for All Nippon Airways (ANA) and was the final 767 to complete assembly on the current production line. Final production work already is underway on the 1,001 unit in a new, smaller bay that repositions the production line toward a leaner, more efficient operation.
The 200- to 300-seat 767 family includes three passenger models - the 767-200ER, 767-300ER and 767-400ER - and a medium-widebody freighter, which is based on the 767-300ER fuselage.