Boeing 757 VIP Airliner - Charter info
The Boeing 757 VIP is the private version of the commercial airliner Boeing 757-200. As a converted airliner, it brings you a lot of flexibility in matters of configuration and seating, all the while retaining the famous reliability of a Boeing jet. At Private Jet Charter, we know that aircraft or these sizes are what dreams are made of and we all hope to fly on one as soon as we can. That’s why we would like to share the Boeing 757 with you, read more below.
Facts about the Boeing 757 VIP Airliner
Aircraft Type: VIP Airliner
Seats: 100 First Class Business Seats (Commercial configuration available for 250 seats)
Range: 4,520 Nautical Miles (8376.4 km)
Crew: Captain, First Officer & Cabin Attendants
Cabin dimensions: Length 118 ft 5 in (36.09 m), Width 11 ft 7 in (3.54 m) , Height 7 ft (2.13 m)
Luggage capacity: 355 cubic feet (10.05m³)
Let’s start with some numbers
The Boeing 757 was first flown in February 1982 and made its first commercial flight on the 1st of January 1983. Its maker, Boeing, has already delivered more than 1000 units! Be prepared to spend a lot on this one if you want to buy your own as prices are around 65 million dollars for a brand new jet.
The length of the 757 is 155.3 feet, its width is 124 feet and its height is 44.6 feet. The cabin is 118.4 feet long, 11.6 feet wide and 7 feet high which is much bigger than most jets.
The maximum fuel capacity of the jet is a huge 76700 pounds (enough to cross any ocean that’s in your way). The Boeing 757 empty weight is 127500 pounds. Its maximum take-off weight is an amazing 255000 pounds. Boeing 757 are twin jets which means they are equipped with 2 turbofan engines from Rolls-Royce (RB211) which are capable of a minimum of 40200 pounds of thrust each. It takes a lot to move an aircraft that can take off with twice its own weight!
These jets can land on runways 5500 feet long after flying for up to 9 hours! They can take-off in only 6500 feet. Their maximum range is 3900 nautical miles (4100 if the aircraft is fitted with winglets) and they fly at a speed of 458 knots.
The Boeing 757 Cockpit was designed for two pilots operation and is almost identical to the 767 cockpit. Finding a pilot is made either thanks to this similarity. It was among the first to use digital and advanced displays instead of mechanical gauges. Its navigation system ensures the aircraft flies the best route available to reduce fuel consumption. In addition to the usual safety features (weather radar, autopilot, alert system, navigation aids etc.) the aircraft can also be fitted with a wind shear detection system. Its design also allows for quicker and cheaper maintenance.
Noise and fuel consumption are kept low thanks to the design of the wings and the engines. Wings have been designed for better fuel efficiency; they have sharper leading edges and fatter bodies. They allow for easier landing and take-off with less engine power even at maximum take-off weight. Improved aluminium alloys, composite materials and carbon brakes also help reducing fuel consumption, making the plane lighter than it be would using conventional materials.
Cabins were upgraded to be more aesthetically pleasing. However, custom options are available that completely differ from the standard model.
Travelling in a Boeing 757 VIP
As with most aircraft, the Boeing 757 offers different configurations for its cabin. In the standard, commercial configuration you can charter 200 people but in a business or VIP configuration you will probably have room for about 60 passengers. You can hold meetings in the stateroom or relax in an en-suite private bedroom. Comfort, space and luxury are at the heart of these configurations. Each section can be completely isolated for the others to give you more privacy.
You can take up to 10 tons of luggage with you so even large cargo can fly with you. You are free to indulge on anything you want to bring back home during your holiday. In-flight entertainment systems will keep you busy for longer flights (9 hours can get a little long sometimes) and there is a television in the bedroom. Bathroom facilities are fully private.
You can learn more about Boeing and their 757 on their official website.
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