Boeing 757-200

 

Known for its fuel efficiency and clean and quiet operation, the 757-200 entered production in 1981. Boeing delivered the first to launch customer Eastern Airlines on December 22, 1982.

Three principal models were eventually produced – the 757-200, 757-300, and the 757-200 freighter. In addition, Boeing produced one 757-200 Combi. October 28, 2004 was the 1.050th and final 757 a Shanghai Airlines 757-200, was the centerpiece of a ceremony at the company’s Renton, Washington factory. The final 757 will be the 1.049th delivered to an airline or military operator . Boeing uses the first 757 as a test bed.?

  •  757-200: Standard version.
  •  757-200PF Package Freighter: Developed for United Parcel Service. Large freight door forward, single crew door and no windows; up to 15 standard 2.24  3.18 m cargo pallets on main deck.
  •  757-200M Combi: Boeing’s mixed cargo/passenger configuration with windows; upward-opening cargo door to port (forward) 3.40  2.18 m; carries up to three 2.24  2.74 m cargo containers and 150 passengers; one delivered to Royal Nepal Airlines.
  •  757-200SF Special Freighter: Boeing Airplane Services will purchase 757-200s from British Airways and other operators and modify them to 757SF Special Freighter configuration for lease to DHL Worldwide Express. The modification, which is also available to other customers, provides 226.5 m3 of cargo space with payload of 27,215 kg and range of over 3.704 km.
  •  757-200 `Catfish’: Boeing’s own 757-200 prototype (N757A) fitted with radar nose in Lockheed Martin F-22A profile and representative F-22A swept wing section above flight deck containing conformal radar antennas for advanced radar trials; first flight in this configuration March 11, 1999.
  • VC-32A: Boeing 757-2G4. Four, with PW2040 engines, ordered August 8, 1996 as replacements for VC-137s of USAF’s 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB, Maryland. First aircraft (98-0001) flew February 11, 1998 and was delivered to 89th AW on June 19, 1998. Further three followed on June 23, November 20 and November 25, 1998. Post-production modifications, performed at Boeing’s Wichita facility and completed on first aircraft on April 2, 1999, include installation of auxiliary fuel tanks, capacity 6.984 liters in forward and aft cargo holds, increasing range to 9,260 km; self-deploying forward airstairs; crew ladder; SATCOM upgrade; and 378 liter potable water tank.
  •  757-300: Stretched version. Described separately.

 

Developing nation: United States of America.
Manufacturer/designer: Boeing Commercial Airplane Company.
Production line: closed October 28, 2004.
Type aircraft: medium range narrow body airliner.
First flight: – 757-200 February 19, 1982, N757A.- 757-200F August 13, 1987, N401UP.- 757-300 August 2, 1998, N757X.
First delivery: – 757-200 December 22, 1982 to? Eastern Airlines.- 757-200F September 17, 1987 to UPS.- 757-300 March 10, 1999 to Condor
Boeing 757-200
Cockpit crew: two pilots.
Passengers single class: 228.
Passengers two class: 12 first class.- 188 economy class.
Cabin length: 36,09 m.
Cabin diameter: 3,54 m.
Cabin height: 2,13 m.
Cargo volume: under floor 51 m.
Wing span: 38,05 m.
Wing area: 185,24 m.
Wing sweep: 25 degrees.
Fuselage length: 47,32 m.
Fuselage diameter: 3,76 m.
Height: 13,56 m.
Horizontal tail unit: 15,24 m.
Wheelbase: 18,29 m.
Track: 7,32 m.
Engines: – two Pratt & Whitney PW2037 each rated 162.8 kN.- two Pratt & Whitney PW2040 each rated 178.4 kN.- two Rolls Royce RB211-535E4 each rated 179 kN.
  • two Rolls Royce RB211-535 E4B each rated 193.5 kN.
  • Weight:- empty: 62.100 Kg.
  • max. zero-fuel weight: 85.300 Kg.
  • fuel: 43.490 liters.
  • max. payload: 26.700 Kg.
  • Max. take off weight:115.680 Kg.
  • Max. landing weight:95.250 Kg.
  • Cruise speed:852 km/h.
  • Max. speed:935 km/h.Max.
  • ceiling:11.887 m.
  • Range:- max. range 7.222 km.
  • Performance:- take-off run 1.646 m at max. take-off weight.-
  • landing run 1.402 m at max. landing weight.
Boeing 757-200PF*
Cargo volume: – main deck 187 m.- under floor 51 m.- total load 238 m.
Standard 2.23m x 3.17m pallets: – main cargo deck of freighter 15.
Weight: – empty: 51.700 Kg.- max. zero-fuel weight: 90.700 Kg.- fuel: 42.680 liters.
  • max. payload: 39.000Kg.
  • Max. take off weight:116.650 Kg.
  • Max. landing weight:92.250 Kg.
  • Cruise speed:852 km/h.
  • Max. speed:935km/h.Max.
  • Cceiling:11.887 m.
  • Range: max. range 6.852 km.

* Generally similar to the Boeing 757-200 except in the following particulars.

Boeing 757-200 production:

  • Built 995,
  • active 956,
  • stored 29,
  • scrapped 1
  • written-off 8 at March 2005.
Boeing 757 of each type:
– 877 Boeing 757-200
– 78 Boeing 757-200PF.
– 35 Boeing 757-200SF.
– 4 Boeing VC-32A.
– 1 Boeing 757-200C.
– 55 Boeing 757-300

 

8 Boeing 757-200 written-off by accidents:

  •  02 oct 1990 B-2812 Boeing 757-21B China Southern Airlines While waiting for take-off clearance from Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport, China to Shanghai the aircraft was hit by a crashing Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737 (B-2510). The 737 struck the right wing and cut through the center fuselage. The 757 caught fire. 46 fatalities / 122 on board.
  •  20 dec 1995 N651AA Boeing 757-223 American Airlines during approach of Cali-Alfonso B. Aragon Airport, Colombia, crashed into a mountain near Buga, Colombia 160 fatalities / 164 on board.
  •  06 febr 1996 TC-GEN Boeing 757-225 Alas Nacionales Crashed 26 km NE off Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic in the Atlantic Ocean. 189 fatalities / 189 on board.
  •  02 oct 1996 N52AW Boeing 757-23A AeroPeru Crashed 73 km NW off Lima, Peru in the Pacific Ocean. 70 fatalities / 70 on board.
  •  14 sept 1999 G-BYAG Boeing 757-204 Britannia Airways During landing at Gerona-Costa Brava Airport, Spain, the captain lost his visual reference with the runway because all runway lights had suddenly failed, because of thunderstorm. The 757 runs at grassland beside the runway and both main landing gears collapsed. 0 fatalities / 245 on board.
  •  11 sept 2001 N591UA Boeing 757-222 United Airlines The aircraft was hijacked by four terrorists. The hijackers took over control, reportedly switched off the transponder and changed course to, probably, Washington. The aircraft probably crashed near Somerset, PA following passengers attempt to take down the hijackers. 44 fatalities / 44 on board.
  •  11 sept 2001 N644AA Boeing 757-223 American Airlines The 757 was hijacked by five terrorists. The hijackers took over control, reportedly switched off the transponder and changed course to Washington. The 757 crashed in the Pentagon. 44 fatalities / 44 on board / 125 fatalities on the ground.
  •  01 jul 2002 A9C-DHL Boeing 757-23APF DHL Aviation Collided in the air with a Tupolev 154 of Bashkirian Airlines above ?berlingen, Germany. 2 fatalities / 2 on board / 69 fatalities from Tupolev 154.

 

Boeing 757-200 airline operators:
American Airlines. – 124 757-223- 9 757-2Q8- 9 757-231
United Airlines. – 97 757-222
Delta Air Lines. – 80 757-232- 4 757-212-?? 1 757-26D
United Parcel Service – UPS. – 72 757-24APF
Northwest Airlines. – 51 757-251
Continental Air Lines. – 41 757-224
Song. – 36 757-232
US Airways. – 20 757-2B7-11 757-225
China Southern Airlines. – 16 757-21B- 3 757-236- 1 757-2Z0
  • 1 757-28S DHL.
  • 21 757-236SF Britannia Airways.-
  • 16 757-204
  • 2 757-236
  • 2 757-28A ATA Airlines.-
  • 14 757-23N European Air Transport.-
  • 12 757-236SF
  • 1 757-236
  • 1 757-23PF America West Airlines.-
  • 6 757-2S7
  • 4 757-225
  • 3 757-2G7 British Airways.-
  • 13 757-236 First Choice Airways.-
  • 6 757-28A
  • 2 757-236
  • 2 757-2B7
  • 2 757-2Y0
  • 1 757-23 AIberia.
  • 13 757-256 Shanghai Airlines.
  • 12 757-26D
  • 1 757-231 Thomas Cook Airlines.
  • 4 757-28A
  • 4 757-2Q8
  • 2 757-28A
  • 2 757-25F
  • 1 757-204
  • 1 757-2G5 Icelandair.
  • 6 757-208
  • 3 757-256
  • 1 757-27B
  • 1 757-28A
  • 1 757-23A PFVIM Airlines.
  • 11 757-230 Air China.
  • 8 757-2Z0
  • 1 757-2Y0 Mexicana.
  • 8 757-2Q8
  • 1 757-230 Xiamen Airlines.
  • 9 757-25C China Xinjiang Airlines.
  • 5 757-28S
  • 2 757-2Y0
  • 1 757-2Q8 Far Eastern Transport.
  • 5 757-27A
  • 1 757-2Q8
  • 1 757-29J
  • 1 757-23APF Skyservice Airlines.
  • 5 757-236
  • 2 757-28A
  • 1 757-21K Monarch Airlines.
  • 7 757-2T7 Aeromexico.
  • 3 757-28A
  • 2 757-2Q8
  • 1 757-29J Avianca.
  • 2 757-28A
  • 2 757-2Y0
  • 1 757-208
  • 1 757-236 Transmeridian Airlines.
  • 3 757-231
  • 3 757-236 Uzbekistan Airways.
  • 3 757-231
  • 3 757-23P Ethiopian Airlines.
  • 4 757-260
  • 1 757-260PF Finnair.
  • 5 757-2Q8 North American Airlines.
  • 5 757-28A Atlasjet.
  • 2 757-225
  • 2 757-2G5 China Southwest Airlines.
  • 4 757-2Z0 El Al Israeli Airlines.
  • 4 757-258 My Travel.
  • 4 757-225 Ryan International Airlines.
  • 1 757-236
  • 1 757-23A
  • 1 757-25F
  • 1 757-2G5 Varig.
  • 4 757-256 Air Astana.
  • 3 757-2G5 Air Finland.
  • 2 757-28A
  • 1 757-2K2 Azerbaijan Airlines.
  • 2 757-22L
  • 1 757-256C EBU Pacific Air.
  • 3 757-236 Harmony Airways.
  • 2 757-258
  • 1 757-28A Pace Airlines.
  • 1 757-236
  • 1 757-256
  • 1 757-2T7 Star Air.
  • 3 757-24APF Turkmenistan Airlines.
  • 3 757-22K Air Atlanta Icelandic.
  • 2 757-225 Air Scandic.
  • 2 757-2Q8 Astraeus.
  • 1 757-23A
  • 1 757-28A Belair.
  • 2 757-2G5 Flyjet.
  • 2 757-23A Israir Airlines.
  • 2 757-258L Capital LLC.
  • 1 757-22L
  • 1 757-23A Omni Air International.
  • 2 757-2Q8 Orient Thai Airlines.
  • 1 757-236
  • 1 757-2G5 Phuket Airlines.
  • 1 757-256
  • 1 757-2Q8 Royal Air Maroc.
  • 2 757-2B6 Royal Brunei Airlines.
  • 2 757-2M6 Royal Nepal Airlines.
  • 1 757-2F8
  • 1 757-2F8C Sun d’Or International Airlines.
  • 1 757-236
  • 1 757-27B TACV
  • 2 757-2Q8 Vulcan Aircraft Inc.
  • 1 757-23A
  • 1 757-2J4 Air Greenland.
  • 1 757-236 Air Scotland.
  • 1 757-236 Air Slovakia.
  • 1 757-236 American Trans Air.
  • 1 757-28A Arkia Israeli Airlines.
  • 1 757-236 Berkut Air.
  • 1 757-2M6 Boeing.
  • 1 757-200 Condor.
  • 1 757-230 Excel Airways.
  • 1 757-225 Hola Airways
  • 1 757-256 Hooters Air.
  • 1 757-2G5 Mid East Jet.
  • 1 757-26D One-Two-Go.
  • 1 757-28AP LUNA.
  • 1 757-23A Primaris Airlines.
  • 1 757-2G5 Privatair.
  • 1 757-23A The Yucaipa Companies.
  • 1 757-2J4 Titan Airways.
  • 1 757-2Y0 TravelSpan.
  • 1 757-236 WFBN Wells Fargo Bank Northwest.
  • 1 757-236
Boeing 757-200 military operators:
United States Air Force. – 4 757-2G4(VC-32A)- 2 757-23A
New Zealand Air Defence Force. – 2 757-2K2
Argentine Government. – 1 757-23A
Mexican Air Force. – 1 757-225
NASA. – 1 757-225
Saudi Arabian Government. – 1 757-23A
Turkmenistan Government. – 1 757-23A

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