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The Boeing 757 was introduced on January 1, 1983 and was produced from 1981-2004. This jet airliner had two jet engines and was intended for short to medium routes carrying 200 to 295 passengers. It has a top speed of 610 mph and each plane cost $65-80 million in 2002. Although no longer in production, Boeing 757s are still in use by many commercial airlines, as well as by government agencies and individual owners.