1000th 767 rolls out

written by australianaviation.com.au | February 3, 2011
The 1000th 767.

Boeing rolled out the 1000th 767 at ceremony at its Everett facility on February 2.

The 1000th example of Boeing’s first widebody twin was a 767-300ER for ANA, and was the last to be built on the existing 767 assembly line. 767s from aircraft 1001 on are being built on what Boeing calls “a new, smaller bay that repositions the production line toward a leaner, more efficient operation”.

“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 and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “As we salute the 1000th 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 US Air Force tankers built right here.”

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