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Old Posted Mar 6, 2012, 4:53 AM
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The 757 is no longer in production. They had the exact same cockpit as the 767, which allowed pilots of one qualified for the other plane via common type rating.

757s were built between 1983–2004, a total of 1050 planes were produced, capacity of 200 to 234 persons (-200), and up to 289 persons (-300), with a maximum range of 3,100 to 4,100 nautical miles (5,700 to 7,600 km), depending on variant with the -200 units having greater range than -300 units because they share same sized fuel tanks.

Boeing was building the -300, -400, and -500 models (Classic series) of the 737s in the 1980s, and introduced the -500, -600, -700, and -800 (Next Generation) models in the 1990s. Keeping the discussion limited to the Classic series, 1988 were produced, capacity of 108 to 189 persons, with a maximum range of 2,270–2,400 nautical miles ((4,200–4,400 km).

Therefore the 757s had both larger capacity and longer range than the existing 737s at the time both planes were in production.
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