• Short Summary

    Boeing's newest commercial jetliner, the 757, is taking shape rapidly at the Boeing plant in Renton.Over the past several months, Boeing workers built the first wing which will lift the twinjet beginning in February 1980.In late August the wing was mated with the centre fuselage section and the airliner began to take form.The final fuselage join began on schedule (Sept.18) when the centre fuselage section and the wing were moved into position.The rear section of the first 757 was next moved into place and the airplane join process was nearly complete.

  • Description

    Renton Boeing factory
    0.07


    757 wing
    0.19


    wing/body join
    0.38


    mid-section moved into position
    0.52


    rear section added
    0.58


    executive explains join process
    1.04


    front section joined (with Robison narration)
    1.13


    interior view
    1.30


    cockpit instruments
    1.34


    757 model
    1.43




    Initials





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Boeing's newest commercial jetliner, the 757, is taking shape rapidly at the Boeing plant in Renton.Over the past several months, Boeing workers built the first wing which will lift the twinjet beginning in February 1980.In late August the wing was mated with the centre fuselage section and the airliner began to take form.The final fuselage join began on schedule (Sept.18) when the centre fuselage section and the wing were moved into position.The rear section of the first 757 was next moved into place and the airplane join process was nearly complete.

    757 Director of Manufacturing, William E.Robison, explains the final body-join and highlights upcoming manufacturing events.The 178 passenger twinjet will provide the passenger with plenty of room for carry-on items - up to 180 pounds in each of the large overhead bins.

    The new 757 flight deck will employ the latest state-of-the-art instruments which will help promote the most reliable, fuel-efficient flight possible.The 757 is slated for a January 1982 rollout with an extensive 10-month flight test programme expected to begin one month later.First deliveries of the twinjet will be in January 1983.The 757 is designed to be about 47% more fuel efficient than earlier 727 models.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADVDV1BI683X0ORZN24CP8R0JO
    Media URN:
    VLVADVDV1BI683X0ORZN24CP8R0JO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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