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Boeing rolls out 767-300.

Boeing rolls out 767-300 Boeing Company rolled out its first stretch version of the 767, the dash 300, January 14, adding still another transport to its expanding family. The 767-300 is the third version of the widebodied twin following the original 767-200, which entered service with United Airlines Sept. 8, 1982 and the 767-200ER higher gross weight, longer range version which began operations with EI AI, March 27, 1984.

The new 767-300 is expected to begin flight tests this month, with certification scheduled for September and delivery to launch customer Japan Air Lines in October. The JAL transports, powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4D turbofans rated at 48,000 lbs. thrust, will seat 254 in a mixed configuration, about 45 more than in the airline's standard 767s. …

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