During the early 1980s
Boeing began to study the possibility of a stretched development of the
767-200 aircraft. The result was the development of the Boeing 767-300,
which is a 21ft stretch of the original design.
The stretched version entered service in September 1986.
By 2005 a total of 104 Boeing 767-300 airplanes had been ordered and
deliverd: ANA (34), Delta (28), Jal (22), Asiana (9), Air
China (4), Shangahai Airlines (4), Air Algerie (3).
The extended range version of the stretch (767-300 ER
) took the
767 into a league of it's own.