Boeing 757

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Boeing 757-200
Description (data for -200)
First FlightFebruary 19, 1982
Entered ServiceDecember 22, 1982
Number built1,050, production completed
Length47.32 m155 ft 3 in
Wingspan38.05 m124 ft 10 in
Height13.6 m44 ft 6 in
Wing area185.3 m²1,994 ft²
Empty Weight (OWE)57,975 kg127,810 lb
Maximum takeoff weight115,680 kg255,000 lb
CapacityMax 228 pax in single class cabin lay-out
Enginestwo Rolls-Royce RB.211-535E4
Thrust179 kN (each)40,200 lbf (each)
Maximum speed914 km/hMach 0.86
Cruise speed850 km/hMach 0.80
Range (reduced load)7,222 km3,900 nm
Service ceiling@ m@ ft



Evolved from the ill-fated 727-300, the 7N7 single-aisle airliner eventually evolved into the 757. It shared the 727 and 707) fuselage, cutting development costs for Boeing. The 757 was launched with Rolls-Royce RB.211-535 turbofan engines. Alternative engine is the Pratt & Whitney PW2037. Other innovations were the 2 crew flight deck and glass cockpit. Unlike Airbus, Boeing refrained from fly-by-wire controls. Tupolev Tu-204


Civil versions


Probably assigned for shrunken Series 200 version, eventually not built since the 757-200 was cinsidered too heavy for a shrunken variant, leaving a significant gap between the 757-200 and the 737-300. Boeing soon offered the 737-400 as a stopgap solution.


Initial model, designed to carry 200 passengers in a typical mixed-class configuration, the 757-200 can accommodate up to 228 passengers in charter service, putting its capacity between that of the 737-900, and the 757-300. United Parcel Services (UPS) was launch customer for the 757-200PF Package Freighter, fitted with cargo door and strengthened floor, no passenger windows or doors and no interior amenities. The interior of the main-deck fuselage has a smooth fiberglass lining. A fixed rigid barrier installed in the front end of the main deck serves as a restraint wall between the cargo and the flight deck. A sliding door in the barrier permits access from the flight deck to the cargo area. The 757-200C is the combi model, also with cargo door, while the 757-200 SF (Special Freighters) is an airframe conversion, used mainly by DHL. This conversion involves adding a cargo door on the left forward fuselage (identical to the 757-200PF), and removing all passenger amenities. All but the two forward cabin doors are sealed shut, and cabin windows are deleted. The 757-200M is a convertible version where the seats can be removed in order to place cargo on the main deck.


The 757-300 is a stretched version of the 757-200, measuring 23 feet 4 inches (7.1 meters) longer. The extra length allows it to carry 20 percent more passengers than the 757-200 and increases the available cargo volume by nearly 50 percent. Designed to carry 243 passengers in a typical, mixed-class configuration, the 757-300 can accommodate up to 289 passengers in charter service, putting its capacity between that of the 757-200 and the 767-300.

Military versions



Special Air Mission aircraft, based on the 757-200 and ordered by the US Air Force to replace the ageing VC-137 transport. The four C-32A aircraft have luurious VIP interior and an advanced secure communications suite. Furnished in a smart pale blue and white colour scheme, with 'United States of America' titles, the C-32As are configured for 45 pax and 16 crew.


Secretive version, operated inter-agency by Department of State, Department of Defence, CIA and FBI. On recommandation of the National Security Counsil, two specially modified C-32Bs were acquired for the Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST). Devoid of normal military markings, the C-32B can land and operate virtually anywhere in the world without attracting too much attention. Unlike the C-32A, the C-32Bs are powered by Rolls-Royce RB.211 engines and reportedly equipped with inflight refuelling probe and secure communications equipment.

757 Airborne Flying Laboratory

Modified 757 airframe to support the avionics suite van de Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor avionics suite. The airframe is fitted with the F-22's forward fuselage and wing section, including AN/APG-77 radar, its power supply and cooling systems.




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Air International May 2002, March 2004

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