Boeing 757-200

The 757-200, the original version of the aircraft entered service with Eastern Air Lines in 1983. Designed as a replacement for the 727, the type that offers greater efficiency, higher capacity and longer range. The 757-200 was produced in two different configurations of doors, both with three standard cabin doors on each side. The basic version has a fourth door, the little cabin aft on each side of the wings, and is certified for a maximum capacity of 239, while the alternate version has a couple of exits over the wing on each side, and accommodates up to 224. The 757-200 was offered with a maximum takeoff weight of up to 255,000 pounds (116,000 kg), some airlines and publications have referred to higher versions Gross weight with the 757-200ER ETOPS certification, but this designation is not used by the manufacturer. The first engine to drive the 757-200, the Rolls-Royce RB211-535C, was succeeded by RB211-535E4 the updated October 1984. Other engines used are the RB211-535E4B, along with the PW2037 and PW2040 Pratt & Whitney.

Despite being designed to route short and medium range, the 757-200 has since been used in a variety of roles ranging from shuttle services to high-frequency transatlantic routes. In 1992, after obtaining ETOPS approval, American Trans Air launched its transpacific service between Tucson and Honolulu 757-200. From c.2005, main line of U.S. companies have deployed more and more the type on transatlantic routes between the U.S. and Europe, particularly to small cities where passenger volumes are capable of handling wide-body aircraft. Production for the 757-200 aircraft was 913, so that the type, by far the most popular version of the 757. In July 2011, 673 examples were in service.


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