Boeing 757-200 General
Aircraft
Boeing 757-200
Type
Medium range aircraft

Boeing 757-200 Program Milestones
Launch
April, 1979
First Order
August 31, 1978
Roll-out
January 13, 1982
First Flight
February 19, 1982
Certification
December 12, 1982
First Delivery
December 22, 1982
In service since
January 1, 1983
In service with
Eastern


Boeing 757-200 Aircraft Dimensions
Cross Section
12 feet 4 inch (3,76 m)
Wing Span
124 feet 1 inch (46,97 m)
Stabilo Span
49 feet 11 inch (15,21 m)
Length
154 feet 1 inch (46,97 m)
Height
45 feet 1 inch (13,74 m)

Boeing 757-200 Weights

RR Engines
Baseline Airplane
Maximum Taxi Weight
256.000 lbs
Max Take-off Weight
255.000 lbs
Max Landing Weight
210.000 lbs
Max Zero Fuel Weight
188.000 lbs
Operating Empty Weight
136.940 lbs
Max Structural Payload
47.000 lbs
Max Cargo
1790 cubic feet
Usable Fuel
75.550 lbs

PW Engines
Baseline Airplane
Maximum Taxi Weight
256.000 lbs
Max Take-off Weight
255.000 lbs
Max Landing Weight
210.000 lbs
Max Zero Fuel Weight
188.000 lbs
Operating Empty Weight
130.875 lbs
Max Structural Payload
53.125 lbs
Max Cargo
1790 cubic feet
Usable Fuel
75.550 lbs

Boeing 757-200 Seating
Boeing 757-200 two class configuration
Boeing 757-200 economy class configuration
One Class
220
Two Class
186

Boeing 757-200 Powerplants
PW2037
37.200 lb
PW2040
41.700 lb
RB211-535C
37.400 lb
RB211-535E4
40.100 lb
RB211-535E4B
43.100 lb

Boeing 757-200 Range
3,900 nautical miles (7,222 km)
Prices all variants - ($ in Millions)
Boeing 757-200
US $65 mln
US $80 mln

Boeing 757-200

The Boeing 757 is a short to medium range single aisle passenger aircraft launched by Eastern Airlines and British Airways back in 1983 and was mainly build as a direct replacement for the Boeing 727. Production of the Boeing 757 was ended on October 28, 2004 after more than a 1,000 had been built for customers all over the world.

As pointed out earlier, the 757 was primarily designed by Boeing to replace the aging 727 and further complement 767 fleets on thin routes. At first, Boeing offered its design as a stretched and re-engined version of the 727-200, which was designated as the 727-300. As no interest was shown from the industry, Boeing proceeded with other concepts featuring a "T-tail" configuration with under-wing engines, but eventually adopted a conventional tail. Just like previous models like the 707 and 727, the 757 retains the same upper-fuselage diameter. Unlike earlier Boeing models, the 757 was the first airliner launched with engines produced from outside the United States, with early customers selecting the Rolls-Royce RB211 engine. Soon after, Pratt & Whitney offered the PW2000 which was launced by Delta Airlines.

The 757 is used on both heavy domestic routes and long-haul routes between Europe and Asia, and between North America and Europe. Many experts see the aircraft as an overpowered one. Although the excess power in cold climates is used for better climb performance this is particularly useful for hot and high climates, such as Mexico City. For purposes of ATC separation, the FAA requires greater separation behind a 757 than other large category aircraft as it has the tendency to produce strong wake turbulence.

 


The majority of 757s in operation are in service with carriers operating within the U.S., with Delta Airlines and American Airlines being the fist and second largest customers of the type. The 757 is also a favorite aircraft of many holiday and charter airlines operating in the UK. Astraeus, First Choice Airways, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomsonfly, Titan Airways and XL Airways operate a fleet of more than 70 aircraft with British Airways operating their aircraft on many short-haul routes.

Ethiopian Boeing 757-200
Northwest Airlines Boeing 757-200
TACV Boeing 757-200
Click for a large image... Click for a large image... Click for a large image...

Although Boeing has ceased production of the 757, the aircraft can be fitted with blended winglets, available from Boeing Aviation Partners Inc, as a retrofit to increase fuel efficiency and range. The company claims that improvements of 5% on fuel efficiency and 200 nautical miles extra range can be obtained by installing these winglets on the aircraft. At this moment the winglets have only been approved for the Boeing 757-200 series as 757-200WL, and are pending for the 757-300 series.

The Boeing 757-200 is a member of the popular 757/767 family and carries up to 220 passengers in an all economy configuration. Although it doesn't have many resemblances with the 767, its systems are almost identical. This gives pilots the opportunity to fly both types with the same type-rating. This means that pilots that are qualified to fly one of the aircraft also can fly the other with only minimal additional familiarization.

Dutchbird Boeing 757-200
Icelandair Boeing 757-200
Air Finland Boeing 757-200
Click for a large image... Click for a large image... Click for a large image...

Other 757 Variants

Boeing 757-200 The Boeing 757-200 forms the majority of all 757s sold and can be seen as the definitive version of the aircraft. Its fuselage is similar to those used on 727 and 737 and was designed as a direct replacement for the aging 727 fleets. The -200 is able to carry approximately (depending on the configuration) 228 passengers in a single class.
 
Boeing 757-200PF The Boeing 757-200PF (Package Freighter) was launched in 1985 and delivered 2 years later in 1987 to UPS. Other customers for this type were Ethiopian Airlines and Challenge Air Cargo. The aircraft has no passenger windows or doors and no interior amenities. In the forward area on the left-hand side of the aircraft a large main-deck cargo door is installed.
 
Boeing 757-200SF Many former passenger 757-200s have been converted into Special Freighter versions, or so-called 757-200SF, by adding a cargo door on the left forward fuselage and removing all passenger amenities. Customers for these aircraft include DHL and FedEX, with the latter launching a US $2.6 billion fleet renewal initiative in September 2006 in order to retire its aging fleet of Boeing 727 aircraft.
   
Boeing 757-200M The Boeing 757-200M was a version launched for Royal Nepal airlines. The aircraft is a convertible version which allows the seats to be removed in order to load cargo on the main deck. The airline needed an aircraft that could operate from high altitude airfields and, if passenger demand was low, was able to carry cargo. Although Boeing saw some major opportunities for this aircraft it never really became popular as only one was build.
   
Boeing 757-300 The Boeing 757-300 is a stretched version of the baseline model, the -200. It first flew in August 1988 and was lengthened by 23.4 feet. The additional length meant that it could accomodate 289 passengers in a typical configuration. As fuel capacity was not increased its range was limited to 3,395 nautical miles. In total, 55 have been delivered.


Air Astana Boeing 757-200
Ethiopian Boeing 757-200
US Airways Boeing 757-200
Click for a large image... Click for a large image... Click for a large image...