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Boeing 757-33N

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28th August 2023
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Aircraft Data

The Boeing 757 is a medium range narrow body passenger airliner. It was the successor to the B727, with the same fuselage cross section, but the airframe was redesigned with underwing fan engines. The 757 was developed in tandem with the 767.

The Boeing 757-300 was the ultimate stretch of the 757 airframe, it added 23ft 4in to the length, The 300 was popular with Charter airlines, but has been replaced in the Boeing range by the 737-900.

Summary data for Boeing 757 300
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA199855552243 - 280


2 x Pratt & Whitney PW2000 (41700 lbf) or Rolls Royce RB211-535 Series (37000 - 43100 lbf) turbofan engines.

Choice available of 4300lb thrust Rolls Royce RB-211-535E4-B turbofans, or 43,850 lb Pratt & Whitney PW-2043 engines


Dimensions for Boeing 757 300
Length178 ft. 7 in.
Wing Span124 ft. 10 in.
Height44 ft. 10 in.
Empty Weight142,400 lbs.
Max Weight272,500 lbs.


Performance of Boeing 757 300
Max Speed480 kts
Cruise Speed458 kts
Ceiling42,000 ft.
Normal Range3,270nm (Max range with 243 passengers.)
Max Range3,395nm

Updated 10th December 2008

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