Re: B757 "Heavy Jet"?

From:         Doug Snow <>
Date:         24 Jun 96 00:42:03 
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On 10 Jun 1996 wrote:

>     Hello I was wondering if someone can help me understanding why the
> FAA decreed the 757 as a Heavy Jet.
> I know it fits the Cat. just by using its weight, but if I'm not

Unless I was mistaken, the heavy moniker comes into play at gross weights
over 300,000 lbs.  Even the B757-200ER ETOPS aircraft do not weight this
much.  The highest max takeoff gross I have seen for a B757 is around
255,000 for a ETOPS B757 of ATA.

Granted, it does have the wake turbulence of a heavy, in that the wing is
almost exactly like the B767s wing, which IS a heavy jet.

Douglas Snow                       
B757 Page Curator