Unveiling Boeing's New Baby

One reason the Boeing Co. is the world's leading commercial aircraft manufacturer is its knack for coming out with the right planes at the right time. The Seattle aerospace firm is now about to present the first of two jetliners that are designed to keep that reputation. These are the planes for the energy-efficient 1980s. The Boeing 767 twinjet, which will be unveiled this week, will be the most economical plane of its kind ever flown.

With a full passenger load, a 767 can fly each of its 211 passengers 1,150 miles at a fuel-consumption rate equivalent to 69.9 m.p.g. By comparison,...

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