23 Facts About Boeing 757


Boeing 757 is an American narrow-body airliner designed and built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Major customers for the 757 included U S mainline carriers, European charter airlines, and cargo companies.

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Boeing 757 planned for the aircraft to offer the lowest fuel burn per passenger-kilometer of any narrow-body airliner.

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Boeing 757 was intended to be more capable and more efficient than the preceding 727.

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Subsequently, the Boeing 757 embarked on a seven-day weekly flight test schedule.

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The 757 was flown out of airports with stringent noise regulations, such as John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, and airports with aircraft size restrictions, such as Washington National Airport near downtown Washington, D C The largest U S operators, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, would ultimately operate fleets of over 100 aircraft each.

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The Boeing 757 fared better in China, where following an initial purchase by the CAAC Airlines in 1987, orders grew to 59 aircraft, making it the largest Asian market.

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Production of the Boeing 757 peaked at an annual rate of 100 aircraft in the early 1990s, during which time upgraded models came under consideration.

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In September 1996, following a launch order for 12 aircraft from charter carrier Condor, Boeing 757 announced the stretched at the Farnborough Airshow.

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Boeing 757 had targeted the as a potential replacement for two of its largest customers, American Airlines and United Airlines, but neither were in a financial position to commit to new aircraft.

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In 2000, spurred by interest from Air 2000 and Continental Airlines, Boeing 757 reexamined the possibility of building a longer-range.

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In March 2001, Boeing 757 delivered the first, a second-hand converted for freighter use, to DHL Aviation.

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Since the end of production, most 757s have remained in service, mainly in the U S From 2004 to 2008, the average fuel cost for typical mid-range U S domestic 757 flights tripled, putting pressure on airlines to improve the fuel efficiency of their fleets.

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The Tupolev Tu-204, a narrow-body twinjet introduced in 1989 with a design similar to the Boeing 757's, is offered in a 200-seat version, which has seen limited production for mainly Russian customers.

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In May 2020, due to the ongoing 737 MAX issues and the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Boeing set aside the clean-sheet design for the New Midsize Airplane and began to look into a re-engined 757, dubbed the 757-Plus, which would compete with the Airbus A321XLR.

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Boeing 757 is a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a conventional tail unit featuring a single fin and rudder.

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The wings are largely identical across all Boeing 757 variants, swept at 25 degrees, and optimized for a cruising speed of Mach 0.

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Three independent hydraulic systems are installed on the Boeing 757, one powered by each engine, and the third using electric pumps.

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Boeing 757 interior allows seat arrangements of up to six per row with a single center aisle.

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Condor ordered the stretched Boeing 757 to replace its McDonnell Douglas DC-10s and serve as low-cost, high-density transportation to holiday destinations such as the Canary Islands.

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Government, military, and private customers have acquired the Boeing 757 for uses ranging from aeronautical testing and research to cargo and VIP transport.

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Largest Boeing 757 operators are Delta Air Lines, FedEx Express and United Airlines; Delta Air Lines is the largest overall, with a Boeing 757 fleet of 127 aircraft as of 2018.

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The prototype Boeing 757 remained with the manufacturer for testing purposes.

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