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Boeing 757 vs 767 (Size Comparison Guide)

This article will show you a size comparison between the Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft.

Although these aircraft are similar in many ways, there are numerous size differences between them.

There were 1,050 Boeing 757’s built between 1981 – 2004, and 1,283 Boeing 767’s built between 1981 – current.

Let’s look at an in depth size comparison guide between the B-757 and B767 aircraft.

boeing 757-200 aircraft in flight
Thomas Cook Boeing 757-200 Image: Boarding2Now/Depositphotos.com

Boeing 757 vs Boeing 767 size comparison charts

Boeing 757-200Boeing 767-200
Length47.33 meters (155 ft 3 in)48.5 meters (159 ft 2 in)
Tail Height13.74 meters (45 ft 1 in)15.8 meters (51 ft 8 in)
Wingspan38.05 meter (124 ft 10 in)47.6 meters (156 ft 2 in)
Wing area185.25 sq meters (1994 sq ft)283.3 sq meters (3049 sq ft)
Tire size H40x14.5-19 main – H31 x 13-12 noseH46x18.0-20 main – H37x14-15 nose
Max takeoff weight99,790 kg (220,000 lb)142,880 kg (314,996 lb)
Passenger load239255
Max fuel capacity42,680 liters (11276 US gallons)63,220 liters (16700 US gallons)
Engine sizePratt & Whitney PW2037 – 36,600 lb thrustPratt & Whitney JT9D  – 53,000 lb thrust
Boeing 757-200 and Boeing 767-200 size chart

Boeing 757-300Boeing 767-300
Length54.43 meters (178 ft 6 in)54.9 meters (180 ft 2 in)
Tail Height13.74 meters (45 ft 1 in)15.8 meters (51 ft 8 in)
Wingspan38.05 meter (124 ft 10 in)47.6 meters (156 ft 2 in)
Wing area185.25 sq meters (1994 sq ft)283.3 sq meters (3049 sq ft)
Tire sizeH40x14.5-19 main – H31 x 13-12 noseH46x18.0-20 main – H37x14-15 nose
Max takeoff weight123,830 kg (272,998 lb)158,760 kg (350,005 lb)
Passenger load243328
Max fuel capacity43,400 liters (11,466 US gallons)63,200 liters (16695 US gallons)
Engine sizePratt & Whitney PW2040 – 40,100 lb thrustPratt & Whitney PW4056 – 63,300 lb thrust
Boeing 757-300 and Boeing 767-300 size chart

Length

The length of an aircraft is measured from the tip of the nose to the furthest point at the rear of the airplane at the tail.

The Boeing 757-200 has a length of 47.33 meters or 155 ft 3 in.

The Boeing 767-200 has a length of 48.5 meters or 159 ft 2 in.

Therefore, the Boeing 767-200 is 1.17 meters longer than the Boeing 757-200.

The Boeing 757-300 has a length of 53.43 meters or 178 ft 6 in.

Boeing 767-200 has a length of 54.9 meters or 180 ft 2 in.

Therefore, the Boeing 767-200 is 1.47 meters longer than the Boeing 757-200.

united airlines 767-300 on takeoff
Boeing 767-300 Image: portosabbia/Depositphotos.com

Height

The height of an aircraft is measured from the ground to the tallest point on the tail.

The Boeing 757-200 and Boeing 757-300 have heights of 13.74 meters or 45 ft 1 in.

The Boeing 767-200 and Boeing 767-300 have heights of 15.8 meters or 51 ft 8in.

Therefore, the Boeing 767-200 and Boeing 767-300 is 2.06 meters taller than the Boeing 757-200 and Boeing 757-300.

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Wingspan

The wingspan of an airplane is the distance measured from wingtip to wingtip.

The Boeing 757-200 and Boeing 757-300 have wingspans of 38.05 meters or 124 ft 10 in.

The Boeing 767-200 and Boeing 767-300 have wingspans of 47.6 meters or 156 ft 2 in.

Therefore, the Boeing 767-200 and Boeing 767-300 wingspans are 9.55 meters longer than the Boeing 757-200 and Boeing 757-300.

Tire size

Aircraft tires are filled with nitrogen and are made in a variety of sizes to suit a specific airplane.

The Boeing 757-200 and Boeing 757-300 have a tire size of H40x14.5-19 for the main gear and H31 x 13-12 for the nose gear.

The Boeing 767-200 and Boeing 767-300 have a tire size of H46x18.0-20 for the main gear and H37x14-15 for the nose gear.

The first number being the tire width, the second is the tread width, third is the rim size.

airport worker mechanic service maintenance chassis tire
airport worker mechanic service maintenance chassis tire

Maximum weight – takeoff

The maximum takeoff weight of an aircraft is its maximum allowable weight to safely take off and fly which includes all passengers, fuel, and cargo.

The Boeing 757-200 has a maximum take-off weight of 99,790 kg or 220,000 lb.

The Boeing 767-200 has a maximum take-off weight of 142,880 kg or 314,996 lb.

Therefore, the Boeing 767-200 maximum take-off weight is 43,090 kg or 94,997 lbs more than the Boeing 757-200.

The Boeing 757-300 has a maximum take-off weight of 123,830 kg or 272,998 lb.

The Boeing 767-300 has a maximum take-off weight of 158,760 kg or 350,005 lb.

Therefore, the Boeing 767-300 maximum take-off weight is 34,930 kg or 77,007 lbs more than the Boeing 757-300.

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Passengers

The number of passengers a specific aircraft can hold is based on a number of factors. 

One of these factors is the seating configuration. 

Larger airplanes can hold more passengers based on how the seats are arranged.

If the aircraft has first-class seating is available, it will hold fewer passengers versus a seating configuration without first class.

The Boeing 757 is a narrow body aircraft and the Boeing 767 is a wide body aircraft.

The Boeing 757-200 has a maximum passenger load of 239.

The Boeing 767-200 has a maximum passenger load of 255.

Therefore, the Boeing 767-200 can carry 16 more passengers than the Boeing 757-200.

The Boeing 757-300 has a maximum passenger load of 243.

The Boeing 767-300 has a maximum passenger load of 328.

Therefore, the Boeing 767-300 can carry 85 more passengers than the Boeing 757-300.

Boeing 767-300 Image: sirius17/Depositphotos.com

Fuel

The maximum amount of fuel that an aircraft can carry is based on the size of the fuel tanks. 

The larger the tanks, the more fuel they can carry.

Not all airplanes will carry the maximum amount of fuel on each flight.

In fact, most commercial airliners fly without having full fuel on board. 

The Boeing 757-200 has a maximum fuel capacity of 42,680 liters or 11,276 US gallons.

The Boeing 767-200 has a maximum fuel capacity of 63,220 liters or 16,700 US gallons.

Therefore, the Boeing 767-200 can carry 20,540 liters or 5,426 US gallons more fuel than the Boeing 757-200.

The Boeing 757-300 has a maximum fuel capacity of 43,400 liters or 11,466 US gallons.

The Boeing 767-300 has a maximum fuel capacity of 63,200 liters or 16695 US gallons.

Therefore, the Boeing 767-300 can carry 19,800 liters or 5,230 US gallons more fuel than the Boeing 757-300.

Engine size

Commercial airliners like the B757-200, B757-300 and B767-200, B-767-300 aircraft use different sized engines and each engine has a maximum rated amount of thrust. 

Not only is the physical size of the engine different between both airplanes, but so is the amount of thrust it produces.

The Boeing 757-200 uses Pratt & Whitney PW2037 engines which produce 36,600 lbs of thrust each.

The Boeing 767-200 uses Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines that produce 53,000 lbs of thrust each.

Therefore, the Boeing 767-200 engines produce 16,400 lbs of thrust more than the Boeing 757-200.

The Boeing 757-300 uses Pratt & Whitney PW2040 engines which produce 40,100 lbs of thrust each.

The Boeing 767-300 uses Pratt & Whitney PW4056 engines which produce 63,300 lbs of thrust each.

Therefore, the Boeing 767-300 engines produce 23,200 lbs of thrust more than the Boeing 757-300.

The interior of a jet engine
The interior of a jet engine

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