The 767-300 is a 21.1 ft (6.43 m) stretch of the 767-200, with an overall length of 180 ft 3 in (54.94 m). The -300 was first ordered by Japan Airlines in 1983. It first flew on January 30, 1986, and was delivered to JAL later that year on September 25. The 767-300's direct competitor from Airbus is the A330-200. The 767-300 is expected to be replaced by the 787-8 in Boeing's lineup. Deliveries for the 767-300 total 104 with no unfilled orders. A total of 670 Boeing 767-300/-300ER/-300F aircraft were in airline service as of July 2010.
The 767-300ER is the extended-range version of the -300. It first flew in 1986 and received its first commercial orders when American Airlines purchased several in 1987. The aircraft entered service with AA in 1988. In 1995, EVA Air used a 767-300ER to inaugurate the first transpacific 767 service. The -300ER is the most popular variant of the 767 in airline service. Total deliveries for the 767-300ER stand at 544 with 25 remaining unfilled orders as of December 2010.
The 767-300ER can be retrofitted with blended winglets from Aviation Partners Boeing. These winglets are 11 ft (3.4 m) long and decrease fuel consumption an estimated 6.5% on the -300ER. American Airlines was the first airline to retrofit the 767 with blended winglets. All Nippon Airways and Delta Air Lines have also ordered winglet kits.