Hello IFC! Today I am requesting the Boeing 757 Freighter. As you all probably know, although we got a wonderful 757 rework recently, it did come at the cost of only the 757 passenger variant being reworked, and the cargo variant being removed from Infinite Flight. The 757 freighter is a wonderful aircraft that is used by many cargo operators around the world to transport all kinds of cargo, and is currently the dominant variant that is in active service across the globe. It offers unique capabilities of being a mid-sized cargo aircraft, one of the only ones of its class, and the toughness of the 757 allows these aircraft fly to almost any airport on every continent, including Antarctica! As more passenger 757s get retired and get converted to freighters, it only makes sense for this aircraft to be added to Infinite Flight. It certainly would be a great aircraft to fly, and give more cargo options for avid cargo flyers in the sim.
Length : 155 feet, 3 inches (47.3 m) Wingspan : 124 feet, 10 inches (38 m) Tail Height : 44 feet, 6 inches (13.6 m)
• SF Airlines
• China Postal Airlines
• Blue Dart Aviation
• Asia Pacific Airlines
• YTO Cargo Airlines
• Air China Cargo
• Cygnus Air
• ASL Airlines
• Iceland Air Cargo
• Olympus Airways
• China Air Cargo
• Pacific Air Express
• Raya Airways
• Air Transport International
Did you know that Boeing only made 80 OEM 757 freighters? Most 757 freighters are passenger variants that are converted to freighters by conversion companies such as PEMCO World Air Services, Precision Aircraft Solutions, and ST Aerospace. Here’s a video that shows the conversion process.
If you have voted for a 757F livery, make sure to also leave a vote for this topic!
@Alina_Bridges – There was never a Boeing 757-200 cargo variant in-game. It was simply one aircraft with a range of liveries, some of which are only seen on the real-world’s freighter variant. They decided to rework the Boeing 757-200 passenger variant. Therefore, it would not have made sense to keep the DHL or FedEx livery, as those are only found on the cargo variant. The cargo variant may come at a later date, as stated by Infinite Flight Staff Member Tyler Shelton.
@IFaviationeldin – The development of the Boeing 757-200F would require “a considerable amount of additional development and in some ways a new model itself.” It would not be as simple as one might think.
I have to admit one of my biggest disappointments with IF has been when I found out they were not doing the 757F variant. Especially with cargo being as crucial as it is today, I feel like it’s so severely overlooked in the game. I love flying cargo but I also only enjoy flying the new reworked planes. That basically leaves the 777F as the only cargo variant available with the standard we expect from today’s aircrafts. Hopefully they decide to listen to those of us that care about hauling boxes around and not just people. A 757F and a reworked cockpit for the MD-11F would be heaven sent and that’s without even getting into the 767F, A300’s and the 747F.
Even just a half-done 757F would make me more than ecstatic in the short term… just remove the Cabin fixtures, and apply a texture over the cabin windows (like the C208).
Rollers and a large cargo door would be nice, but even just a non-animated door texture would be fine in the short term. Especially considering that we don’t have a single narrow body freighter.
(Covid Preighter Style)
Plus it might be a little easier on frames as there isn’t a cabin that has to be rendered.