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Aircraft of the Month: AC rouge Boeing 767-300ER

Tomorrow we will introduce another exciting destination to YVR when we introduce service from YVR non-stop to Osaka on Air Canada rouge.

Any time we introduce a new route we like to take a little bit of a closer look at the aircraft they will be flying in and out of YVR, in this case, a Boeing 767-300ER.

The 767-300 variant of the Boeing 767 started service in 1986 with Japan Airlines. The main difference between the 767-200 and the 767-300 is the length of the fuselage, while the rest of the aircraft remains largely the exact same. All 104 orders for the 767-300 were filled and more than half remain in service today.

The 300ER (ER stands for extended range) was first flown in 1988 by American Airlines. This variant's extended range was thanks to greater fuel capacity and design improvements that raised the maximum take-off weight. The 767-300ER variant was produced more than all other 767 types combined. A total of 582 orders were filled, and 533 of these planes are still in service throughout the world.  

Manufacturer: Boeing
Country: United States
First Flight: January 25, 1983
Cockpit Crew: 2 
Capacity: 269 (2 class)
Length: 54.9 m (180 ft 3 in.)
Wingspan: 47.6 m (156 ft 1 in)
Fuselage Height: 5.41 m (17 ft 9 in)
Wing area: 283.3 m² (3,050 sq ft)
Empty weight: 90,010 kg (198,440 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 186,880 kg (412,000 lb)
Maximum cruise speed: 913 km/h (493 knots, 567 mph)
Cruise speed: 851 km/h (470 knots, 530 mph) at 11,000 m (35,000 ft) 
Maximum Range:  11,090 km (5,990 nmi, 6,890 mi)

Did You Know? The combination of increased capacity and range offered by the 767-300ER have made it the most successful version of the aircraft. Airlines have placed more orders for the 767-300ER than all other variants combined!

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