The Boeing 757 is a narrowbody twin engined airliner that entered service in the early 1980s. Production continued until 2004 when it was overtaken by New Generation 737s as Boeing’s remaining narrowbody airliner.
The Boeing 757 was developed as a replacement for the very popular Boeing 727 airliner and was that company’s largest narrow body airliner.
It included many new features including a redesigned wing, turbofan engines and a ‘glass’ cockpit.
A short 757-100 version was proposed but never built so the first version to be produced was the 757-200 which was launched in November 1980.
The prototype first flew on 19 February 1982 and they began entering service on 1 January 1983.
A total of 913 Boeing 757-200s were manufactured before production ended in 2004.
This model represents P2-ANB of Air Niugini in June 2010.
Eastern Express 1/144 kit with Contrails engines and Ric Warcup decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in August 2019.