Boeing 757 General Information

The Boeing 757 is a medium size twin-engine narrow-body airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 1981 to 2004. The twin engine features a glass cockpit of two crew members, turbofan engines, conventional tail, and to reduce aerodynamic drag, a supercritical wing design. Intended to replace the 727 on routes trimotor short and medium term, the larger 757 can carry 200 to 289 passengers for up to 3,150 to 4,100 nautical miles (5,830 to 7,600 km), depending on the variant. The 757 was developed in conjunction with the 767 wide-body twin-engine, shared with design features that allow pilots to obtain a common type rating allows them to fly both aircraft.

The 757 was produced in two fuselage lengths. The original 757-200 entered service in 1983, the 757-200pF, a cargo ship packages (PF), variant, and the 757-200M, a model of combined load of passengers, debuted in late 1980. The stretched 757-300, the longest narrow-body twinjet has occurred, began service in 1999. 757-200 passengers have been modified for special cargo ship (SF) specification of application of load, while the military derivatives including C-32 transport, VIP companies, and other multi-purpose aircraft. All 757 are powered by Rolls-Royce RB211, Pratt & Whitney PW2000 series turbofans.

Eastern Air Lines and British Airways put the 757 into commercial service in 1983. The 757 has been used for domestic flights and intercontinental, with major operators, including long distance carriers in the U.S., European airlines and cargo charter airlines. In late 1980, following regulatory approval for long flights overseas, airline began using the 757 in a medium-long intercontinental routes. Customers government, military and private aircraft also have customized the functions for transport and research.


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