Airlife's Airliners Vol. 7:- Boeing 767
|INSIDE:||Over 150 colour and b/w photographs & line drawings|
Each of the 'Airlife's Airliners' series examines in detail the history, design, production, and service of one of the world's most important airliners. Each includes a full technical specification including tabular details of all models and variants and a production listing. The material includes over 150 photographs and line drawings - the majority in colour.
Boeing 767 - The evolution of the Boeing 767 took over ten years in a changing market place at a time - during the late 1960s and early 1970s - when Boeing, as well as the aerospace and air transport industries as a whole, experienced a dramatic downturn in business due to the oil crisis.
The resultant aircraft has proved to be spectacularly successful, with an anticipated production line life well into the next century and sales forecasts of well over 1,000 aircraft. Thanks to progressive developments of the basic airframe, coupled with increased engine power and efficiency, the 767 has progressed smoothly into the modern era with increased payload and greater range as well as improved economy - all vitally important elements in an age of increasing economic constraints and environmental considerations.
The 767 is one of the aircraft designed to take Boeing into the 21st century to counter its main competition from Airbus Industrie in Europe. In this detailed monograph Philip Birtles shows that Boeing's faith is not misplaced.