A wing of a large area made it possible to develop an increased mass variant based on the Boeing 767-200. Designed for foreign customers, the 767-200ER (Extended Range – increased flight range) was distinguished by a maximum take-off weight increased to 156490 kg and an increased fuel reserve. Under the designation 767-200ER, two versions were developed with an even higher maximum take-off weight (the heaviest – 175540 kg). The flight range was increased from 6,000 km to 12,611 km at the heaviest ER.
Tests of the new version began on March 6, 1984. At the end of April 1984, the aircraft was certified, and in May Ethiopian Airlines received the first aircraft.
The 200ER model has become popular with foreign customers, especially among small companies wishing to get modern airliners with a capacity of less than the 747th. Geographical isolation predetermined the purchase of long-range aircraft. Examples of such customers of the 767th are Air Mauritius and QANTAS. The first aircraft performed a delivery flight on April 17, 1988, one of the aircraft for this company flew without landing 14044 km from Halifax to its new harbor in 16 hours 27 minutes, setting a world range record for a commercial aircraft with two engines. The flight was a response to critics of the first 767s, and the A310 in the longest range variant could not overcome more than 9175 km.
The aircraft can be equipped with engines – Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4E turbofan engines (22680 kgs), PW4052 (23590 kgs) or PW4056 (25740 kgs), General Electric CF6-80A2 (22680 kgs) or CF6-80C2-84F (26260 kgs), Rolls-Royce RB211-524G (26,300 kgs). The aircraft uses the digital avionics complex EFIS manufactured by the American company Rockwell-Collins, which has six color multifunction displays. A similar complex is used on Boeing 757 aircraft. It has been mass-produced since 1984. By the beginning of 1997, 101 aircraft of this modification were sold, 99 were delivered.
- Modification: Boeing 767-200ER
- Wingspan, m: 47.57
- Aircraft Length, m: 48.51
- The height of the aircraft, m: 15.85
- Wing Area, m2: 283.30
- Weight kg: empty loaded aircraft 82400; maximum take-off 175,500
- Engine type: 2 turbofan General Electric CF6-80C2-84F
- Draft, kgs: 2 x 26260
- Maximum speed, km / h: 967
- Cruising speed, km / h: 910
- Ferry range, km: 12,200
- Practical range, km: 10460
- Practical ceiling, m: 13100
- Crew: 2
- Payload: 216 passengers in the mixed class cabin (18 in the first-class cabin and 198 passengers in the tourist class cabin), or 255-290 passengers in the tourist class cabin.