More than 30 years after it was delivered to its launch operators British Airways and Eastern in 1983, the Boeing 757’s impact on the development of aviation worldwide cannot be disputed. The airplane has generated more than 1,000 frames during the course of its 20-year production history. The aircraft has been exceptionally successful in enabling airlines to utilize more short- and medium-haul routes while providing the lowest fuel burn per seat at the time thanks to its new engines with high by-pass ratio, reduced weight, and improved wing design.
The aircraft, which could travel up to 4,100 nautical miles, immediately became popular among carriers crossing the Atlantic. All three of the major American airlines still use the 757 to travel to and from locations within the country as well as throughout Europe and the Americas.
It has two fuselage lengths: the 155-foot (47.3-meter) long 757-200, which was the most popular and had 913 built, typically seats 200 passengers in two classes over 3,915 nautical miles or 7,250 kilometers, and the 178-foot (54.4-meter) long 757-300, which typically seats 243 over 3,400 nautical miles (6,295 km). The Boeing 757-300, the largest single-aisle twinjet ever made, can carry up to 289 passengers in a charter configuration and has a range of 3,990 statute miles (6,426 km) between refuelings.
Boeing 757-200. The Boeing 757 is a mid-size narrow-body twinjet that works best for short- to medium-distance flights.
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