Pe@rson
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B762

Sun May 04, 2003 3:07 am

Are CO's B762s brand new? I could have sworn that I heard that Boeing restarted the manufacturer of the -200, probably especially for CO. Is the B762 manufacturered these days?
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RE: B762

Sun May 04, 2003 3:09 am

All 767s are manufactured on the same assembly line in Everett. CO's machines are factory-new.
 
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RE: B762

Sun May 04, 2003 3:13 am

Excellent! Thank you very much N79969! I thought that they were new, but I needed it confirmed. Thanks again.  Smile
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RE: B762

Sun May 04, 2003 3:56 am

The 767-200 line was re-opened for the Japanese Air Force which ordered 767-200 AWACS, and possibly aerial refuelers. CO took advantage and ordered 10-11 new build 767-200s with the latest avionics and 777 style interiors.

The 767-200 will be built for a long time to come, the USAF plans on replacing their ageing fleet of KC-135s (707s) with new build 767-200 refuelers.

The current USAF KC-135 fleet numbers about 400-500.

http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/aerospace/tankers/flash.html
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RE: B762

Sun May 04, 2003 1:58 pm

Oh, I thought it was the other way (Boeing reopened the production line for CO and JSDAF took advantage), but this way, it makes sense, too...!

Thanks STT757!  Big thumbs up

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