Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The American Airlines Flight 11 aircraft was a Boeing 767-223ER delivered in 1987, registration number N334AA.
The 767-200ER was the first extended-range model and entered service in 1984. The type's increased range is due to an additional center fuel tank and a higher maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of up to 395,000 pounds. The type was originally offered with the same engines as the 767-200, while more powerful Pratt & Whitney PW4000 and General Electric CF6 engines later became available.
The 767-200ER was the first 767 to complete a non-stop transatlantic journey, and broke the flying distance record for a twinjet airliner on April 17, 1988 with an Air Mauritius flight from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Port Louis, Mauritius, covering a distance of 8,727 nautical miles. The 767-200ER has been acquired by international operators seeking smaller wide-body aircraft for long-haul routes such as New York to Beijing. Deliveries of the type totaled 121 with no unfilled orders. As of July 2012, 59 examples of passenger and freighter conversion versions were in airline service. The type's competitors included the Airbus A300-600R and the A310-300.
1. El Al Boeing 767ER (4X-EAF) landing at London (Heathrow) Airport in August 2004. Taken by Adrian Pingstone and released to the public domain.
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2. Air Zimbabwe Boeing 767-200ER (Z-WPF) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
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