Wednesday, February 2, 2011

1,000th 767 rolled out

EVERETT, Wash. - Boeing marked the rollout of the 1,000th 767 Wednesday at the company's Everett factory. Hundreds were on hand for the event. The 1,000th plane is a 767-300ER passenger model for All Nippon Airways, and was the final 767 to finish assembly on the current production line. The next 767 is being built in a new, smaller and more efficient bay. Boeing is offering the 767s as its entry in the tanker competition. (Source: Boeing via PRNewswire, 02/02/11) Gulf Coast note: Boeing's competition in the tanker contest is EADS North America, which plans to assemble planes in Mobile, Ala., if it wins the competition.