The Boeing B767-200F is a medium-to-long range cargo freighter capable of transporting 42,000 kg via an internal pallet system. Cargo pallets require a high-loader to access its main deck.
The 767 is produced in three fuselage lengths. The original 767-200 entered service in 1982, followed by the 767-300 in 1986 and the 767-400ER, an extended-range (ER) variant, in 2000. The extended-range 767-200ER and 767-300ER models entered service in 1984 and 1988,
Conversion programs have modified passenger 767-200series aircraft for cargo use, while military derivatives include the E-767 surveillance aircraft, the KC-767 and KC-46 aerial tankers, and VIP transports.
United Airlines first placed the 767 in commercial service in 1982. The aircraft was initially flown on domestic and transcontinental routes, during which it demonstrated the reliability of its twinjet design. The 767 became the first twin-engined airliner to be used on extended overseas flights in 1985. Boeing initiated studies for a higher-capacity 767, ultimately leading to the development of the 777, a larger wide-body twinjet. In the 1990s.
The 767 is the first twinjet wide-body type to reach 1,000 aircraft delivered. As of May 2019, Boeing has received 1,248 orders for the 767 from 74 customers with 1,151 delivered. A total of 742 of these aircraft were in service in July 2018. The most popular variant is the 767-300ER with 583 delivered. Delta Air Lines is the largest operator with 77 aircraft. Competitors have included the Airbus A300, A310, and A330-200. Non-passenger variants of the 767 remain in production as of 2019.
Aircraft of similar capacity are: Airbus A300F, Airbus A310F , Airbus A330F, McDonnell Douglas DC-10F.