757 Facts

Boeing 757 Facts

  • The 757 has carried more than 1.3 billion passengers, more than four times the population of the United States and Canada combined.
  • In 18 years of operation, the 757 fleet has flown the equivalent of nearly 25,000 roundtrips between the Earth and the Moon.
  • The 757 fleet has produced over 24 million hours of service for its operators, equivalent to about 2,750 years of continuous service.
  • The 757 Freighter can hold over 6 million golf balls.
  • At 255,000 pounds (115,660 kilograms), the 757 weighs as much as a diesel train locomotive.
  • The surface area of a pair of 757 wings is 1,951 square feet (181 square meters), about the same as the floor space of a three-bedroom house in the U.S.
  • There are about 626,000 parts in a 757. About 600,000 bolts and rivets fasten those parts together. The length of all wires in the twinjet is about 60 miles (100 kilometers).
  • Airlines fly the versatile 757 on a wide variety of routes. The twinjet is used to serve city pairs as far as 4,281 statute miles (6,890 kilometers) and as close as 65 statute miles (105 kilometers).
  • The common 757/767 cockpit type-rating permits flight crews trained on the 757 to also fly the 767.
  • Of the company's (year-end 2000) unfilled announced orders for 1,612 commercial jets , 4.9 percent (79) are for 757 twinjets.