Air International 1982-10
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??? - Boeing 767 ... and the Italian connection
In United Airlines colours, a Boeing 767 takes-off from Turin during a recent European demonstration tour. The 767 has now entered service with United.
N605UA about to touch-down in Europe for the first time. Its arrival in Italy aroused considerable interest from the media owing to the substantial proportion of this airliner built by Aeritalia.
N605UA on the flight line at Seattle before departure for Boston and its subsequent inaugural transatlantic crossing. In the background can be seen the Boeing-owned first aircraft and examples for United and Delta, the former having now introduced the Boeing 767 on scheduled services with Delta following closely on its heels.
Boeing 767 N605VA taking-off from European concrete for the first time on 7 July 1982, when it flew briefly to Luton, returning the same day to Turin where it was to be based for its seven-country tour in Europe and the Middle East which was to comprise a total of 43 flights throughout which the new airliner performed impeccably.
The first Aeritalia fin-and-rudder shipset for the Boeing 767 prior to containerisation for air freight to Everett in May last year
The first Aeritalia fin-and-rudder shipset for the Boeing 767 prior to containerisation for air freight to Everett in May last year, the photograph giving some idea of the size of the components.
The first 10 complete sets of Boeing 767 components produced by Aeritalia were airfreighted to Everett aboard a Belfast of Heavy Lift, a spoiler set seen below being loaded aboard the Belfast at Capodichino. Subsequent deliveries of Aeritalia-produced components have been shipped to Boeing by sea.
The flight deck of the Boeing 767 undoubtedly sets new ergonomic standards and provides a comfortable and quiet working environment. As can be seen, the CRT displays provide focal points of the flight deck.
The first-class cabins of the Boeing 767 impart a sense of spaciousness, some indication of which is provided by these photographs of the interior of N605UA in United Airlines' decor.
The tourist-class cabin of the Boeing 767 impart a sense of spaciousness, some indication of which is provided by these photographs of the interior of N605UA in United Airlines' decor.
The exploded view drawing of the Boeing 767 depicts (in dark blue) the component parts of the aircraft for which Aeritalia possesses design and manufacturing responsibility. Some 70 per cent of the work is shared between the Pomigliano d'Arco and Cor so Marche factories of Aeritalia, the remainder being fulfilled under sub-contract by other elements of the Italian aerospace industry.
The first 10 complete sets of Boeing 767 components produced by Aeritalia were airfreighted to Everett aboard a Belfast of Heavy Lift, a spoiler set seen below being loaded aboard the Belfast at Capodichino. Subsequent deliveries of Aeritalia-produced components have been shipped to Boeing by sea.