Boeing plans to load the first wing spar of the first 767-400ER next month following 90% completion of the engineering definition stage. The -400ER programme is dubbed "Stretch 2000" to denote its first delivery date to launch customer Delta Air Lines in May 2000. Some 80% of the 767-400ER has been designed digitally, including the updated flight deck, raked wingtip, landing gear and wing stub/body join area. Final body join for the first -400ER is due in late June, with roll-out at the end of August.

Source: Flight International