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Who Launched The 767?  
User currently offlineFunFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 866 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5339 times:

I think it was Delta because I have a keychain from the 80's saying
"blah blah blah on the 767 project blah blah blah"


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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4745 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5284 times:

United Airlines launched it with a big order for 30 Boeing 767-200s.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5271 times:

Nope. Delta launched the 764ER (even though CO beat them into service with it)

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5266 times:

Yep, it was United. Eventually UA ended up with only 19 762s, the other 11 were converted into orders for the 763. American was the 2nd carrier to order...they took all 30 762s they wanted. Regards.


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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5163 times:

delta was early in the process. They got there 767 in the very early 80's.


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User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5114 times:

The "Project 767" you are referring to is the initiative where the DL employees bought a 767 for the company. Known as the "Spirit of Delta".

http://www.l1011.homestead.com/SpirtofDL.html


User currently offlineBY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

and Britannia Launched the 767 in europe!


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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4761 times:

As with the 777-200, United Airlines officially launched the 767-200 in August 1982. My first flight on it was November '82, ORD-SFO. Still remember the flight to this day! Clean, quiet, smooth...amazing.

I think DL and AA were two of the first few airlines to also buy the plane.

The 762 that UA lost on 9/11 was built in '83 if I'm not mistaken.

Don't know about the 763 or 764.


User currently offlineRB211 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 632 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4654 times:

It was United. Even though I am a Delta junkie, I know United and Boeing did a joint effort on this deal. Delta did however acquire the 767-400 demonstrator from Boeing.


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User currently offlineGalvanAir777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4512 times:

I was under the impression that Air Canada launched the 767... Or that could have been ETOPS. anyone care to help me?


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User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4451 times:

United launched the 767 with an order for 30, plus options for 37, on July 14th, 1978. Then 15th November, AA and DL ordered a total of 92 between them, and United converted some more options.
July 1979, and Air Canada placed their order, followed by All Nippon.
TWA ordered theirs December 79, with Ansett following suit in March 1980. Britannia placed the first European order late March 1980.


User currently offlineS.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 966 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4409 times:

TransBrasil introduced the 767 in South/Latin America in June 1983, actually it was by then the second operational 767 below the equator line (first one was an Air New Zealand bird).

The first one to be delivered to TR, PT-TAA was shown on the Le Bourget show and then flown to Seattle for the official hand over.

Rgds

RS



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User currently offlineJblake1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4380 times:

Has the interior of Delta's orginal 762 been updated?

User currently offlineKillerbabe From Netherlands, joined Aug 2003, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 4184 times:

United launched the 767 with an order for 30 767-200.
If I am read, JAL launched the 767-300, AA the 767-300ER and Delta the 767-400....


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

Interesting topic guys. . .

I thought that JAL and Ansett were also in on the original 762 orders.

Who operated the first freighter version of the 767? Anyone?



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7759 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3990 times:

I believe the only operator of the 767-300PF is UPS.


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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3969 times:

Thanks DesertJets. . .

I guess I was thinking of the Airbourne Express 762s. Although, I know these are conversions.




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User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

If it was United that launched the 767 then why was the demonstrator Boeing brought to Farnborough (1980 maybe) a Delta one rather than a United one?
They also brought an Eastern 757 if I remember correctly.



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User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3733 times:

767-200 was launched by United with an order for 30 aircraft on July 14 1978. United also was the first airline to place it into revenue service on September 8 1982. First flight of the 767-200 was on September 26 1981.

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The 767-200ER was placed into revenue service on March 27 1984 by EL AL

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The 767-300 was placed into revenue service on October 20 1986 by JAL

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The 767-300ER was placed into revenue service on March 3 1988 by American Airlines

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The 767-300F was first in revenue service with UPS on October 16 1995

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Finally the 767-400ER was first in service with Continental Airlines on September 14 2000

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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2386 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3672 times:

DesertJets, Asiana, Mas Air and Lan Chile/Absa are other B767-300F operators:

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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

United, American and DELTA launched the 762, while eASTERN and british went for the 757.

User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 718 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3600 times:

ANA of Japan also operates a 767-300F:

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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

Here are the first deliveries of B767 (not in order):

ln 1 B767-200 09/26/81 BOEING COMPANY N767BA
First aircraft for AC
ln 16 B767-233 10/30/82 AIR CANADA C-GAUB
First aircraft for TWA
ln 14 B767-231(ER) 11/22/82 TWA N601TW
First aircraft for AA
ln 8 B767-223 11/04/82 AMERICAN AIRLINES N301AA
First aircraft for DL
ln 6 B767-232 03/25/83 DELTA AIR LINES N101DA
First 767s
ln 2 B767-222 04/29/83 UNITED AIRLINES N601UA
ln 3 B767-222(ET) 01/24/83 UNITED AIRLINES N602UA [CVTD -222]
ln 4 B767-222 04/13/83 UNITED AIRLINES N603UA
ln 5 B767-222 01/12/83 UNITED AIRLINES N604UA

First aircraft delivered to UA
ln 9 B767-222(ET) 08/19/82 N606UA

First aircraft for Ansett
ln 24 B767-277 06/06/83 ANSETT AUSTRALIA VH-RMD

So you can see that United Airlines was first to introduce 767.

Take care,
Rafal


User currently offlineLuxair66 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

>If it was United that launched the 767 then why was the demonstrator Boeing brought to Farnborough (1980 maybe) a Delta one rather than a United one?
>They also brought an Eastern 757 if I remember correctly.


These aircraft appeared at the 1982 Farnborough show (N102DA and N505EA if memory serves me right). They just happened to be part of the certification flying program of which several aircraft were used including United and Delta aircraft (767) and Eastern and BA (757). This was a massive certification program at the time for Boeing (and GE, P&W and RR) and involved aircraft destined for more than just the launch airline. The actual "demonstrator" 767 N767BA (ln 1) remains with Boeing to this day.

Both these aircraft (the Eastern 757 and Delta 767) also paid a visit to Luton around the same time (where I saw them). 102 was the aircraft that became Spirit of Delta.


User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3204 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

Forgive me for being blunt, but ALL OF THIS INFORMATION is availible at the boeing website!!!!!!!!

25 Bmacleod : AirCanada launched the 767M version and came very close to being the first for the 767-200ER. (Ethiopian Air beat them by 4 months.) Amazingly Pacific
26 Yyz717 : UAL launched the 762 with an order for 30 in July 1978. They ordered 9 more (for 39 in total) prior to the first delivery. The 1981/82 recession cause
27 Justplanesmart : CP Air later traded their 4 767-200 orders for more 737's, as did Pacific Western with the second two of their 767 order. I remember when PWA was flyi
28 MasseyBrown : My recollection is the 767 was designed pretty much to UAL's specs for their "semi-transcon" routes, Denver - East and Cleveland - West, CLE then bein
29 Bmacleod : It would have been nice to see a 767 in old CPair colors. I wonder if CPair would have survived a while longer with the 767? After all, the only aircr
30 DALelite : yo guys, it was delta. delta was the launching partner of the 767 aircraft!!! DALelite
31 Dutchjet : UA originally did not intent to use the 762 on transcon services- the intended routes were one-stop transcon service such as NYC-DEN-LAX or WAS-ORD-SE
32 CRJmx : Boeing says its United: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/767family/background.html
33 Aussie747 : straight off boeing website. first order United on 14 July 1978 for 10 767-200;s, AA and DL followed on 14 November 1978 for 13 and 15 aircraft respec
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