1467. An Introduction to the Boeing 767-200 and the 767 Weight Control Program


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J Griffiths: 1467. An Introduction to the Boeing 767-200 and the 767 Weight Control Program. 1982.



This paper provides an introduction to the Boeing 767-200 and describes the 767 Weight Control Plan.
The 767-200 is a medium range , twin engine, commercial transport aircraft designed to carry 211 passengers at ranges up to 2,845 nautical miles with substantially better fuel efficiency than previous generation aircraft. The first part of the paper gives an overview of the 767-200, highlighting major design features, weights, and performance.
The remainder of the paper is devoted to the 767 Weight Control Plan, which is regarded as one of the outstanding engineering successes of the 767 Program. The plan is centered around a ‘design package team’ concept to establish accurate weight estimates early in the Program and to set target weight consistent with the overall aircraft weight guarantees. Cost/Weight guide lines are established to assist in making weight change decisions and the progress of each design team toward meeting its weight goals is monitored through a formal tracking procedure. A weight reduction system is put into effect to solicit, evaluate, approve, and incorporate weight improvement ideas. The success of the 767 Weight Control Plan can be measured by the fact that the status weight varied by less than plus or minus one half of one percent from go-ahead through actual weighing with the actual weight of the airplane of record within 400 lb of that predicted at go-ahead.


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