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Honeywell's 757 on the flightline (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

How a 38-Year-Old 757 Tests the Next Generation of Aviation Tech

Age is just a number, as they say, and Honeywell’s 757-200 is no exception to this rule. The aircraft — registered as N757HW — tests some of the latest and greatest aviation technologies, including safety systems, powerplants and products targeted more towards the airline passenger. N757HW was the fifth 757 off Boeing’s Renton, Wash. assembly line, first delivered to the now-defunct Eastern Air Lines in 1983. After its career in the Eastern fleet, it flew for a variety of UK-based…