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BOEING 757-300

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Name 757-300
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Medium
Type code L2J
Aerodrome Reference Code 4D
RFF Category 8
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Underwing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4

Manufacturered as:

BOEING 757-300

BOEING 757-300

BOEING 757-300 BOEING 757-300 3D


The Boeing 757 is a mid-size, narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner that was designed and built by Boeing. The B753 is member of the B757 family of aircraft.

Note: Common practice is to consider B757 as ‘HEAVY’ (H) for the purpose of assessing wake turbulence generated by this aircraft.

Technical Data

Wing span 38.1 m125 ft
Length 54.5 m178.806 ft
Height 13.6 m44.619 ft
Powerplant 2 x P&W PW2037 (162.8 kN) or
2 x P&W PW2040 (178.4 kN) or
2 x P&W PW2043 (189.4 kN) or
2 x R-R RB211-535E4B (193.5 kN) turbofans.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney PW2000, Rolls-Royce RB211

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) 145 kts IAS 175 kts IAS 270 kts IAS 270 kts MACH 0.8 TAS 490 kts MACH 0.8 IAS 270 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 143 kts
Distance 2600 m ROC 3000 ft/min ROC 3000 ft/min ROC 2500 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min MACH 0.8 ROD 1000 ft/min ROD 3500 ft/min MCS 220 kts Distance 1800 m
MTOW 123600123,600 kg
123.6 tonnes
Ceiling FL420 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 33953,395 nm
6,287,540 m
6,287.54 km
20,628,412.089 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B753

  • B753, London Gatwick UK, 2014 (On 31 October 2014, indications of a malfunction of the right over wing emergency exit slide on take off were followed during the return to land by the complete detachment of the slide and un-commanded but controllable roll. The Investigation found that "a series of technical issues with the slide panel and carrier locking devices caused the slide carrier to deploy and the slide to unravel". Although an SB existed to address some of these issues, it had not been actioned on the aircraft. Two operational matters encountered during the Investigation were the subject of Safety Recommendations.)