The 757-200 in the British Airways livery
The 3D cockpit
|Configuration||Narrow-body aircraft, Low wing aircraft|
|Propulsion||Twinjet (Jet aircraft, Twin-engine aircraft)|
757-200-RB211 (Rolls Royce)|
757-200-PW2040 (Pratt and Whittey)
C-32A (USAF variant of 757-200)
C-32B (USAF Special Ops variant of 757-200)
The Boeing 757 is a short to medium range, twin engine, narrow body airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It was launched by Eastern Airlines 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. It can carry from 200 to 289 passengers, has a range from 3,150 NM to 4,100 NM, it is powered by two of the following: Rolls-Royce RB211, Pratt & Whitney PW2037, PW2040, or PW2043 turbofan engines, has a service ceiling of 42,000 ft and has a maximum fuel capacity of 11,489 US gal. Variants include the 757-200, 757-200F, and 757-300.
The Boeing 757-200 forms the majority of 757s sold. It shares its fuselage cross section with the smaller 727 and 737. Boeing positioned the plane above the 737 and as an eventual replacement for the 727. At first it was meant to be a little shorter in length, but in the end it was positioned not only above the 737, but also the 727.
This variant can carry 228 passengers in a single class. However, with a seat pitch of 29" it can carry a maximum of 234 passengers. This configuration is also the FAA limit for the aircraft due to emergency exit rules.
The 757-200 was available in two different door configurations. One version used three standard doors per side with an additional, smaller door aft of the wing on each side for emergency evacuations. All eight door locations are equipped with inflatable evacuation slides. The alternate version is equipped with three standard doors per side (two towards the front and one at the aft of the cabin) with two "plug-type" over-wing exits per side replacing the smaller door aft of the wing.
The 757-200 introduced an interior that became standard on all narrowbody Boeing aircraft (including the Boeing 737 Classics) until the release of the Next Generation 737, which introduced an updated interior borrowing elements from the Boeing 777-style interior.
|Delete||Activate reverse thrust|
|Ctrl+B||Cycle speedbrake setting|
|Tab ↹||Cycle autobrake setting|
|Ctrl+Z||Toggle autopilot master arm switch|
|Ctrl+Y||Toggle autopilot mach speed hold|
|Ctrl+O||Toggle autothrottle TO/GA setting|
You can find a full list of autopilot key commands in the documentation included with FlightGear.
- Custom instruments
- Simple Autostart system
- Autobrake/speedbrake systems
- Livery select
- Tire smoke
- Engine fire system
- Animated jetway definition
- Cockpit improvements
- Improve Autostart system
- FDM tweaking (as always)