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- B757-200 America West
B757-200 America West
Item Number: KB757AW3TR
MSRP Price: $189.95
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Scale: 1/100 scale model
Wing Span: 15
The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It was launched by Eastern Air Lines and British Airways to replace the Boeing 727 and entered service in 1983. Production of the 757 ended on October 28, 2004 after 1,050 had been built.
The first Boeing 757 was delivered to Eastern Air Lines on 22 December 1982. The Boeing 757 maintains competitive economics with newer short haul aircraft like the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 product lines, following the trend of larger aircraft having lower seat/mile cost.
While the program was a resounding financial success, sales dwindled during the late 1990s, eventually forcing Boeing to cease production. In the short term, the B757-200 has been succeeded by the 737-900ER.
There are several variants of the 757. The B757-200 was the original. The Boeing 757 is a twin-engine short-to-medium-range jetliner incorporating advanced technology for exceptional fuel efficiency, low noise levels, increased passenger comfort and top operating performance. The Boeing 757 offers other virtues as well, including great versatility by reducing airport congest