OpenSkies, British Airways' wholly owned subsidiary, operates the Boeing 757 aircraft on longhaul routes between Europe and North America. The aircraft are entirely transformed into large 'private jets' with a three cabin configuration: 'Biz Bed' has fully flat beds, 'Prem Plus' has roomy seats that recline 130° and 'Eco' has comfortable leather seats.
The Boeing 757-200 is a single aisle, twin-engine jet manufactured by Boeing, the American aerospace company. It was designed in the 1980s as a replacement to the very successful Boeing 727, and over 1,000 have been built since.
Passenger benefits include:
|Number in fleet||3|
|Passenger capacity||up to 114 (3 class)|
|Length||47.3m (155 feet 3 inches)|
|Wingspan||38.1m (124 feet 10 inches)|
|Height||13.6m (44 feet 6 inches)|
|Engines||2× Rolls Royce RB211|
|Maximum speed||914km/h (568mph, Mach 0.78)|
|Range||6,857km (4,261 miles)|
OpenSkies uses two different seating configurations for its Boeing 757 aircraft:
Since its launch, the 757 fleet has flown the equivalent of over 35,000 roundtrips between the Earth and the Moon.