Boeing 757-200

General Information

Manufacturer: Boeing

Role: Narrow-body airliner

First flight: February 19, 1982

Primary airlines: Delta Air Lines, DHL Aviation, FedEx Express, United Airlines, UPS Airlines

Passenger seating: 200-239 / Cargo

Models: 757-200PF, 757-200M, 757-200SF   

Features

  • Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 series engines
  • Optimized wings to reduce drag, thus increasing fuel efficiency
  • Rockwell Collins CRT avionics
  • Upgraded and redesigned interior configurations

Fun Facts

  • The original 757-200 debuted as a passenger model.  Boeing later developed it into the manufacturer’s first passenger-to-freight conversion cargo models, the 757-200PF and 757-200SF.
  • The 757-200 has a maximum fuel capacity of 11,276 U.S. gallons of gasoline.
  • The inertial reference system (IRS) which debuted with the 757-200 was the first to feature laser-light gyros.
  • The 757-200 is used in a variety of roles ranging from transatlantic routes to high-frequency shuttle services.
  • Cruise speed is Mach 0.8 (461 kn; 854 km/h; 530 mph) 

Type Rating

Pilots must earn their type rating in the Boeing 757-200 to be qualified to fly this aircraft. In most cases, the airline you fly for will get you type-rated.

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