Which airlines are still using the Boeing 757?

On this day in 1983, Eastern Air Lines began commercial services with the Boeing 757. Key.Aero recounts its introduction into service and examines which airlines are still using them

Designed to be the twinjet replacement for the Boeing 727, the 757 completed its maiden flight in February 1982 and received its type certification in December of that year.  

Boeing 757
The Boeing 757 kept the same fuselage cross-section as the 707. Aviation Image Network/Simon Gregory

Much like its predecessor, the aircraft went on to experience impressive commercial success, selling over 1,000 units during its 23-year production run. 

Powered by two Rolls-Royce RB211 or Pratt & Whitney PW2000 turbofans, the narrowbody kept the same 707 cross-section and with its glass cockpit, included a common type rating with the concurrently developed 767. 

Boeing 757
The twinjet had two powerplant options: the Rolls-Royce RB211 and Pratt & Whitney PW2000. Aviation Image Network/Simon Gregory

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