From Scramble - The Aviation Magazine
|Description (data for -200)|
|First Flight||February 19, 1982|
|Entered Service||December 22, 1982|
|Number built||1,050, production completed|
|Length||47.32 m||155 ft 3 in|
|Wingspan||38.05 m||124 ft 10 in|
|Height||13.6 m||44 ft 6 in|
|Wing area||185.3 m²||1,994 ft²|
|Empty Weight (OWE)||57,975 kg||127,810 lb|
|Maximum takeoff weight||115,680 kg||255,000 lb|
|Capacity||Max 228 pax in single class cabin lay-out|
|Engines||two Rolls-Royce RB.211-535E4|
|Thrust||179 kN (each)||40,200 lbf (each)|
|Maximum speed||914 km/h||Mach 0.86|
|Cruise speed||850 km/h||Mach 0.80|
|Range (reduced load)||7,222 km||3,900 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
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.
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.
- Saudi Arabia
Air International May 2002, March 2004