Boeing 757

Mon, 11 May 2020. Last updated Mon, 11 May 2020 08:50

Boeing 757 is a narrow- body jet aircraft produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 1981 to 2004. In the following article, AloTrip will share with you the most useful information about Boeing 757.

Boeing 757 is a narrow- body, medium- size jet aircraft produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 1981 to 2004. It was designed to replace the 727 on the short and medium routes. Boeing 757 aircraft can accommodate from 200 to a maximum of 295 passengers at a distance of 5830 to 7590 km depending on the variant.

The major customers of Boeing 757 include the US transportations, the European airlines and cargo companies. It is used by airlines such as Delta Air Lines, FedEx Express, United Airlines, and UPS Airlines. Boeing 757’s variants are Boeing 757-200, Boeing 757-200F, and Boeing 757-300.

May bay Boeing 757

Development

In March 1979, Eastern Air Lines and British Airways signed commitments to become the first customers of Boeing 757.

To achieve greater fuel efficiency than the three- and four-engine designs, Eastern Air Lines and British Airways chose the RB211-535C turbofan built by Rolls-Royce. This marked the first time that a Boeing aircraft was designed with engines manufactured outside the United States.

Boeing aircraft increasingly departed from its 727 origins and adopted the elements from Boeing 767, which were a few months ahead in development.

A final assembly line was built by Boeing at the Renton Company in Washington to serve Boeing 757 and also 707, 727, and 737.

The Boeing 757 prototype airliner rolled out of the factory on January 13, 1982. It was equipped with the RB211-535C engine and completed the first flight one week before its deadline on February 19, 1982.

The Boeing 757 airliner had started a weekly test flight schedule within 7 days. By this time, the aircraft had received 136 orders from Air Florida, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Eastern Air Lines, Monarch Airlines and Transbrasil.

On December 21, 1982, the Boeing 757 received a certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued a certification for the Boeing 757 on January 14, 1983.

Operational history

Eastern Airlines and British Airways put Boeing 757 into commercial service in 1983.

On January 1, 1983, Eastern Airlines operated its first commercial flight by Boeing 757 on the Atlanta-to-Tampa route.

On February 9, 1983, British Airways began using Boeing 757 for flights from London to Belfast. Also, charter airlines began operating Boeing 757 in late 1983.

In 1986, after regulators approved extended ETOPS flights, airlines began to use Boeing 757 aircraft for transcontinental routes.

On October 28, 2004, a total of 1050 Boeing 757 airliners had been produced when Boeing ceased production.

On November 28, 2005, the last Boeing 757 aircraft was delivered to Shanghai Airlines.

As of July 2007, a total of 1019 Boeing 757s has been still in service.

Specifications

Variants

757-200 

757-200F 

757-300 

Cockpit Crew

Two

2-class seating

200 (12F + 188Y)

 

243 (12F + 231Y)

1-class seating

221/228, 239 max

5 max

280, 295 max

Cargo volume

1.670 ft³ / 43.3 m³

6.600 ft³ / 187 m³

2.370 ft³ / 61,7 m³

Width

148 in / 3,76 m fuselage, 139,3 in / 3,54 m cabin

Length

155 ft 3 in / 47,3 m

178 ft 7 in / 54,4 m

Height

44 ft 6 in / 13,6 m

Wing

124 ft 10 in / 38,0 m span, 1.994 sq ft (185,25 m 2 ) area,  25 ° sweep,7,8 AR

MTOW

255.000 lb / 115.660 kg

273.000 lb / 123.830 kg

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