The End of the 767?

Boeing officials have decided to close the long-running 767 production line, with no decision in sight for the Air Force’s KC-135 tanker replacement. According to Associated Press news service, Boeing plans to complete its backorders of 767s and then would close the line at its plant in Everett, Wash. However, officials say the company could start up a 767 line again, possibly at another plant (see below) if the Air Force decides to go with that aircraft for its new tanker. Boeing also plans to offer its 777 as a potential aerial refueler.