Boeing 757-300

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeMedium range narrowbody airliner
  • PowerplantsTwo 191.7kN (43,100lb) RollsRoyce RB-211-535E4-B turbofans, or 195.1kN (43,850lb) Pratt & Whitney PW-2043s.
  • PerformanceCruising speed Mach 0.80. Range with 240 passengers 6055km (3270nm) with RB-211s, 6455km (3485nm) with PW-2043s.
  • WeightsOperating empty with RB-211s 64,590kg (142,400lb), with PW-2043s 64,460kg (142,110lb), max takeoff 122,470kg (270,000lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 38.05m (124ft 10in), length 54.47m (178ft 7in), height 13.56m (44ft 6in). Wing area 185.3m2 (1994sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Typical two class arrangement seats 240 passengers, comprising 12 premium class at 91cm (36in) pitch and 228 economy class at 81cm (32in) pitch. Max seating for 289 passengers in a high density configuration 71-74cm (28-29in) pitch.
  • Production63 ordered by May 2002, of which 30 had been delivered.

The extended, 240 seat Boeing 757-300 is the first critical advancement of the fundamental 757-200 and is pointed basically at the European get-away sanction market.

In spite of the fact that outline take a shot at the first 757 started in the late 1970s and its passage into administration was in 1983, it wasn't until over after 10 years in the mid 1990s that Boeing started to study an extended improvement of its mainstream narrowbody twin. This new 757 stretch was secured by the 757-300x assignment until its dispatch at the Farnborough Airshow in England in September 1996.

The most clear change over the 757-200 is the 300's 54.43m (178ft 7in) long fuselage, which is 7.11m (23ft 4in) more extended than the standard airplane (and just partially shorter than the 767-300). This fuselage stretch permits a 20% expansion in seating to 225 to 279 travelers, contingent upon the inside arrangement. Lower hold cargo limit is additionally expanded by 40% over the 757-200 by righteousness of the more extended fuselage.

An alternate peculiarity of the 757-300 is its new inner part which is focused around that created for the Next Generation 737 models. Gimmicks incorporate another designed roof, bigger overhead canisters, circuitous overhead lighting and vacuum toilets.

The 757-300 shares the 200's cockpit, wing, tail and powerplant alternatives, despite the fact that the 300 will gimmick reinforced structure and arriving rigging to adapt to the expanded weights, new wheels, tires and brakes and a tailskid.

The 757-300 first flew on August 2 1998, with certificate in January 1999, and section into administration (with dispatch client Condor - the contract arm of German banner transporter Lufthansa) in March 1999. The -300's 27 month advancement program from last design to arranged first conveyance is the quickest for any Boeing carrier (the 777-300 took 31 months for instance). Other early clients are Icelandair, Arkia, Northwest, American Trans Air, Continental, and JMC Air.

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