Airframe Sections Joined on First Boeing 767-400ER

Resembling a sea creature rising to the water's surface, the first 767-400ER in its tooling receives a "crown section." Mechanics are now fastening the large panels to complete the airframe forward of the wing. The two airframe segments lined up precisely -- the flight deck cab built in the Boeing facility in Wichita, Kan., and the forward passenger cabin built by Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Boeing plans to join the entire airframe in June and roll the airplane out of the hangar in August. First flight is scheduled for October.