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Boeing 757
An American Airlines Boeing 757-200 about to land at Vancouver International Airport
Role Narrow Body jet airliner
National origin United States
Manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes
First flight February 19, 1982
Introduction January 1, 1983 with Eastern Air Lines
Status In Service
Primary users Delta Air Lines
United Airlines
American Airlines
UPS Airlines
Produced 1981-2004
Number built 1050
Unit cost 757-200: US$65 million (2002)
757-300: US$80 million (2002)
Variants Boeing C-32
Air Astana Boeing 757-200 Lebeda-1
A Air Astana Boeing 757-200.
A Thomas Cook Boeing 757-300 at Manchester Airport.

The Boeing 757 is a short to medium range narrow-body 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 final aircraft was delivered to Shanghai Airlines on November 28, 2005. As of July 2007, a total of 1,019 Boeing 757 aircraft were in airline service.

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