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Boeing 767 Moves Towards New Leaner Future  
User currently offlinepropilot83 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 592 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 19650 times:

God bless the future of the Boeing 767, I love that nice bulky thick sexy airplane. Its like a hot female with a thick sexy core body, and firm slim butt.

http://www.boeing.com/Features/2010/08/bca_767_08_02_10.html

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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6514 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 19626 times:

Quoting propilot83 (Thread starter):
I love that nice bulky thick sexy airplane. Its like a hot female with a thick sexy core body, and firm slim butt.

So how do you really feel about it? 

Yeah, the 767 is a good looking airplane...nice to see it gain a few recent orders.


User currently offlineEricR From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 18978 times:

Quoting propilot83 (Thread starter):
I love that nice bulky thick sexy airplane. Its like a hot female with a thick sexy core body, and firm slim butt.

Sounds like you travel too much.


User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 18865 times:

Quoting propilot83 (Thread starter):
God bless the future of the Boeing 767, I love that nice bulky thick sexy airplane. Its like a hot female with a thick sexy core body, and firm slim butt.

No, she's a boring American chick who follows the American fad's about 5 years after they have gone out of fashion. Now, with the new "wing lift" a la winglets, she's been revamped. Otherwise, it's one of the most boring aircraft out there.

UAL


User currently offlinepink77W From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 18626 times:

the B767 is awesome and with winglets, oh my goodness. may Fedex buy 100 767Fs

User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8720 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 18508 times:
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Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 1):
Yeah, the 767 is a good looking airplane...nice to see it gain a few recent orders.

In 2008, LAN ordered 4 Boeing 767-312ERs. One was delivered earlier this year. LAN will incorporate the other three B763s into the fleet next year. It's also interesting to note that LAN will be one of the only carriers to take delivery of both the B763s and B787s simultaneously. In 2012, LAN's Brazilian cargo subsidiary, ABSA, will take delivery of two new B763Fs. By the end of this month, LAN's entire fleet of B763s will be retrofitted with winglets.



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User currently offlineTan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 18126 times:

Looks like they are getting ready for the Tanker program.

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30397 posts, RR: 84
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 18001 times:
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Quoting Tan Flyr (Reply 6):
Looks like they are getting ready for the Tanker program.

They do seem confident they will be building 767s well into the future to be spending this kind of money re-arranging things. I know they need the space for the 787 program, but still...


User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 17427 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 7):
They do seem confident they will be building 767s well into the future to be spending this kind of money re-arranging things. I know they need the space for the 787 program, but still...

You answered the question...the additional income from building the 787 surge line (and the avoided penalties by not being any later on deliveries) would more than cover the cost of rearranging the 767 line. Even with no tankers in site, it would still be a winning business case.

Tom.


User currently online7673mech From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 17367 times:
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Quoting Tan Flyr (Reply 6):
Looks like they are getting ready for the Tanker program.

Pretty sure they are just making room for the 787.


User currently offlineups757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 17074 times:

UPS has 20 more 767 to be deliveried. I luv the 757 & 767's         

User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4315 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 16925 times:

The 767 is a fine machine. It says a lot for the good design that it's still going strong.


It is a delight to fly with excellent handling and far more comfortable than the 757 for Pilots and passengers alike.




Another one Boeing got right.



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User currently offlinezeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8840 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 16863 times:

Quoting 7673mech (Reply 9):
Pretty sure they are just making room for the 787.

I would agree, it has been common over the past couple of years to see that assembly hall filled with 777, 787, and 747 manufacturing.

The rearrangement if done smartly I think could not only finish off the trickle of 767 manufacturing, but switched to become another 787 line if and when needed.

I would see the current 767 backlog as being questionable, as JAL has made public statements regarding their international flights and freighter operations.



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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8720 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 16616 times:
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Quoting Max Q (Reply 11):
The 767 is a fine machine. It says a lot for the good design that it's still going strong.

It is a delight to fly with excellent handling and far more comfortable than the 757 for Pilots and passengers alike.

Another one Boeing got right.

Well stated, and it is an awesome a/c with excellent handling. It also operates efficiently at certain airports e.g. BOG, GYE, UIO, MEX, LIM, etc. as compared to the A330. The B763ER is perfect for many of LAN's routes and the airline will soon operate 31 Boeing 767-312ERs and 11 B763Fs by 2012. LAN's 42 B767s will continue to fly for at least another decade.

Quoting zeke (Reply 12):
JAL has made public statements regarding their international flights and freighter operations.

Maybe because JAL is still in BK? Regardless, some other carriers benefited from JAL's decision not to take on some B763Fs.



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User currently offlinegaystudpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 452 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 16465 times:

Quoting propilot83 (Thread starter):
God bless the future of the Boeing 767, I love that nice bulky thick sexy airplane. Its like a hot female with a thick sexy core body, and firm slim butt.

Oh come on... if I made a similar male personification of the B767 I would be banned from posting for life!  


User currently offlinepropilot83 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 592 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 16374 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 3):
No, she's a boring American chick who follows the American fad's about 5 years after they have gone out of fashion. Now, with the new "wing lift" a la winglets, she's been revamped. Otherwise, it's one of the most boring aircraft out there.

UAL

No, the 767 is sure not boring my friend, its a bulky tight fit nit aircraft, hard core my man, you know whats a boring aircraft, the 757, why do you think its not in production anymore? hahaha   


User currently offlineLONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 16196 times:

Random question. Theoretically, could a passenger carrier order a brand new 762, 763, or 764 still?

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30397 posts, RR: 84
Reply 17, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 15648 times:
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Quoting LONGisland89 (Reply 17):
Random question. Theoretically, could a passenger carrier order a brand new 762, 763, or 764 still?

Yes to all three. Boeing is continuing to build 767-300ERs and has completed a 767-400ER for a VIP customer in the past 18 months (it was originally a USAF order for a subsequently cancelled program). The last batch of 767-200ERs were tankers for the Japanese and Italian air forces (and perhaps the original USAF test bed).


User currently offlinerheinwaldner From Switzerland, joined Jan 2008, 2212 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 15505 times:

Why has this not been done before? This is a serious question. Lean production should be the no1 goal as early as possible.

User currently offlineredtailsforever From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 15295 times:

Here is a plane that when I was growing up, didn't take as more than a DC-10 supplement aircraft. This plane has now become not only the Transcon player, but become the 747 replacement on some routes across the atlantic. Even the pacfic has become the way of life for the 76. I saw a Delta 767-400 land the other day, and I said that's a big plane, just as I would a 747 on approach.

User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2006 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 14729 times:

Quoting propilot83 (Thread starter):
God bless the future of the Boeing 767, I love that nice bulky thick sexy airplane. Its like a hot female with a thick sexy core body, and firm slim butt.

Hmm, to me the 767 is the 757's fatter, uglier sister 

Seriously, it does fill a useful niche, as even the 787-8, especially at 9 abreast, is a lot larger. I imagine that, like the 757, some carriers will keep their 767s for a long time, for certain specific tasks that no modern replacement is ideally suited to.



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User currently offlineEurohub From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 12971 times:

Quoting rheinwaldner (Reply 19):
Why has this not been done before? This is a serious question. Lean production should be the no1 goal as early as possible

The lean consultants have probably been too busy submitting their massive invoices to have actually done any meaningful work before now. Lean is really just common sense but the problem in life is that common sense ain't so common!

I visited a well known British pharmaceuticals manufacturer on an organised tour some years ago, just after they had adopted Lean. The tour guide was waxing lyrical about how fantastic Lean was and how it had revolutionised their manufacturing operation. The biggest change was to move the ingredients required in production from a store room three floors up and place them near the machinery that consumed them. Genius.

Eurohub



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2076 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 12753 times:

On the following link you can see all the changes in the Boeing Everett factory, for a total cost of $800 milj.
On the Assembly line map (double click to start) the 767 assembly line is already located in building 40-33.

See : http://www.aviationnow.com/aw/generi...%20Everett%20Makeover&channel=awst



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User currently offlineGeorgiaAME From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 942 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 12603 times:

Quoting gaystudpilot (Reply 14):
Oh come on... if I made a similar male personification of the B767 I would be banned from posting for life!

Of course you would, and rightly so. The male equivalent is the 757, for, uhm, some obvious reasons. And let us not discuss those with wing tips for politically correct reasons. (I don't know about you, but I can always spot those kind from a mile away)



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User currently offlinethrufru From Marshall Islands, joined Feb 2009, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 12760 times:

Quoting GeorgiaAME (Reply 24):
Of course you would, and rightly so. The male equivalent is the 757, for, uhm, some obvious reasons

Oh goodness, no! The male equivalent is most certainly not the 757. In every aircraft I've flown, whenever we see a 757 (200, not 300 the proportions on that thing are just wrong), the comment is almost always along the lines of...

F/O "Man I just love that airplane, I'd love to fly it. There's also something really sexy about her."

Cpt "Yeah, I know what you mean. Nice slim body, long legs and bib b...bs! Everything you want."

Of course, for aircraft equipped with RR engines, is a little different, but the sentiment is the same!


25 PM : The 767 is, in my eyes, pretty, em, bland to look at but there's no denying that it is a classic that has earned its place in civil av. history. The A
26 Post contains images aerdingus : If I had a thick body & a slim butt I'd kill myself! The 767's too skinny...gimme an A310 anyday [Edited 2010-08-03 06:52:53]
27 sxb : It would be a nice aircraft if airlines did actually update the inside. Every time I have been on a 767, I felt like being back in the 80/90's.... it'
28 alwaysontherun : Yep, AA comes to mind………….. ###"I´m always on the Run"###
29 Burkhard : I still read any sale of a PAX 763 and any long term plans for PAX 763 as an indication of more delays of the 787...
30 tdscanuck : "If and when" is now...the whole reason they're doing this is to make room for the 787 "surge" line that will get production rates up in advance of t
31 EA772LR : You've obviously not been on DL/CO 764s. Those are some nice planes inside and out. Not necessarily so. Some carriers have a need for the 763ER. Afte
32 sxb : No, but I have been on United, AA and Air Canada 763... I suppose that my main complaint is the lack of PTV but the whole thing feels outdated anyway
33 SCL767 : Maybe you should try a South American carrier that operates the B763s. Regardless, the B763s are not outdated.
34 dlslc : Calm down there sparky, I agree it is a nice plane...but probably not that nice. This was an interesting link, I think it's a great idea and points t
35 planemaker : And it looks like the tanker selection could possibly end up being pushed back to 2012! "The entire process is likely to slip into 2012," Scott Hamil
36 kanban : you would think so (re: confidence).. however they converted the 757 line just before shutting it down .. and the conversion wasn't cheap. sometimes
37 Post contains images propilot83 : Now lets not forget about the Boeing 767-400!
38 American 767 : I'm sorry to be picy, but isn't 12 the customer number of Singapore Airlines? As far as I know, Singapore has never ordered the 767. She's not boring
39 SCL767 : Yes, you are correct. LAN's customer number is 16.
40 odysseus9001 : I fly 764 regularly as a passenger and love it. One of my favorite a/c to fly. Good to see the line has some life left. regards, John
41 Post contains images 328JET : @ Burkhard I do the same...as i do not see any B787 delivery before 2012. And i also read between the lines, that Boeing is VERY sure about the tanker
42 WarpSpeed : I doubt this is the case as this is the third time around with the previous two tanker contract opportunities either being denied or awarded to EADS.
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