Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3294 posts, RR: 15 Posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1531 times:
I have noticed that there are two types of 757-200s. They are mainly distiguishable by the location of their emergency exit doors. The type with the two small doors over the wing are operated by AA, UA, DL, CO and I think TW. The type with one door BEHIND the wing is operated by US, HP, N7 and BA. I have noticed that NW operates both types and yet they are all called the 757-251. Why are there two types?
The last few aircraft delivered prior to the Northwest/Republic merger were painted up in a hybrid color scheme that was more Northwest than it was Republic. I'm not sure why Northwest refers to them as 757-251's.
FlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1480 times:
Sorry, EyeSky, but youre completely wrong.
The 757-2S7s originally delivered to Republic are ALL now with America West Airlines on lease from Boeing capital.
Northwest only operates factory delivered 757-251s currently. The older a/c, delivered in the mid-80s had one exit configuration, but later deliveries, in the late 90's had the other system. I don't know what the logic was behind the change though.
Republic's a/c were all powered by RB211s, as seen in your picture.
Republic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1426 times:
Boeing's customer code for NW is 51, while for Republic it was S7. So, in Boeing parlance, a 757-200 built for NW would be a 757-251, for Republic 757-2S7. To carry this further, a 767-400 built for Delta is technically a 767-432, as Delta's Boeing customer code is 32.