StevenUhl777 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.
Worldoftui 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.
Paulc 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.
TR 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.
Lindy 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
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.
Luxair66 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.