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Ethiopian Airlines 757-200

Oct 2003: Here's an exotic bird... an Ethiopian 757 being pushed back for a return trip to Addis Ababa in Africa. Today in 2006 they've modernized their look a little... Here's ET-AKF today:


*Airplanes 101* (See Airplanes 101 Set)

Name: Boeing 757-200

Manufacturer: Boeing (USA) .

Main Role: large capacity long range mainline jetliner

Basic design: Two engined single aisle narrow body jet.

Capacity: Roughly 175-240 passengers

Range: 4700km -7200km

First delivery date: 1983

Still in production: No

Easily confused for: TU-204, the Airbus A321 and the 737-900 as well as the 737 & A320 as all have a similar narrow body twin engine design.

Main identifying points: Look for a very high positioned narrow-body plane with very tall landing gear, two larger than normal engines and particularly large cockpit windows. Also it's the only one of two narrow body twin-jets with standard double wheeled landing gear (ie: 2 sets of wheels), most others have single wheeled gear (1 set of wheels). [Note on exceptions: Some Indian Airline's A320 are the only A320s with double wheeled main landing gear due to the terrain they must tackle at local Indian Airports. Also the Russian TU-204 loos very much in appearance to the 757 in all respects. It has standard upward winglets and a slightly bigger tail. The cockpit windows are also shaped differently] Blended winglets are being sold as an after market product, Continental, American and recently Delta have ordered them but normally this plane has no winglets.

Examples of Main Operators: Northwest, Continental, American, United, Delta, US Airways, British Airways and many charter airlines and more.


For more pics of 757 aircraft see the Boeing 757 group here at Flickr.


*Airlines 101* (See the Set Airliners 101)




Name: (ET) Ethiopian airlines

Region: Africa

Founded: 1945

Based in: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Hubs: Addis Ababa

Type: NAtional flag carrier of Ethiopia

Alliance Membership: None1

Note: ET is one of Africa's most profitable airlines (Picture ET 757 in old livery)

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Uploaded on February 27, 2006