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Was The 757 Successful?  
User currently offlineGREATANSETT From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 506 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3820 times:

With the 757 production line closing, I want to ask you people out there, do you think the 757 production line was successful? The 757 was built to replace the 727 (originally a 727-300 was going to be created but Boeing decided to start afresh with the 757) so could it be said that the 757 was not a success as it did not receive the sales that the 727 received?


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User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

with around 1000 planes made, it sure was a success!

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

At 1,050 airframes assembled, yes I would consider it a success. BTW, the 727 saw 1,832 airframes built over 20 years, the same length of time the 757 was on the line. Regards.


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

Keep in mind that the advancements made by the A32x/737NG families also made them eventual 727 replacements. Had their advent been somewhat delayed, you'd probably seen much more equivalent numbers for 727 vis-a-vis 757.

Also think Boeing came out with the 753 about ten years later than they should've.... but that's only historical retrospect I guess.


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

The 752 was designed with a stretch in mind from the outset. It was probably the slow start to the program which delayed Boeing offering the 753, and the similar capacity of the 762.

Many early 727s were eventually replaced by 737/DC9 variants too. The 737 is closer in size to early 727-100 models, so the 757 wasn't really a straight replacement for the whole family.

1249 727-200s were built, which is closer to both the capacity and production numbers of the 757.



User currently offlinePropulsion From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 294 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

I think the figures speak for themselves. Of course it was successful.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineTexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Yes, it is a delightful aircraft and a huge success.

It is an interesting aircraft as well, because it is a single aisle aircraft that is considered a "heavy" in terms of takeoffs and landings. That is, small aircraft have to wait a bit before taking off behind it because of wake turbulence, like they do for a 747, 777, etc.



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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3599 times:

Still my favourite airliner.

Not many can lug over two hundred tourists plus their baggage and still perform like a fighter! The MYT examples are among the first built yet still take a pounding day after day on the charter runs around Europe.

The CASM numbers for the model are still up there with the best too.



User currently offlineDreamcraft From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Nov 2003, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

Absolutely. The figures speak for itself. And it is one of the best performers out there - in terms of take-off performance, reliability and last but definitely not least safety, even when compared to more modern offerings such as the A321.

User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

Not that it really defines the success of the 57 but Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen liked them so much he bought two!!  Smokin cool


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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

For airlines....quite definitely yes.
For Boeing, it was a moderately successful program marred by only three event's:
1. The need to certify P&W's on what should have likely been an exclusive RR product;
2. The production problems of the 73NG's caused some resource shortages in the late 90's which which slowed 75 deliveries as well (if you can call three months significant).
3. As mentioned, the -300 which should have been either offered years earlier---or more likely just forgotten.

Financially, I think Boeing would term it as a moderately successful program in term of ROI. It a solid performer, but not a cash cow as some would like to classify.....

On a personaly note..I think the -300 and the winglets where ten years too late....


User currently offlineVorticity From United States of America, joined May 2004, 337 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3452 times:

In a word... yes!  Smile

Beautiful plane, I have 3 desktop models of 757s. A financial success for Boeing, obviously in the amount of them sold. It was a success for it's customers, a great workhorse for airlines across the world.



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6482 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

Greg:

Since development costs were shared with the 767, I think it's hard for anyone but Boeing to say that the program was 'moderately' successful.



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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Also think Boeing came out with the 753 about ten years later than they should've.... but that's only historical retrospect I guess.

Boeing also developed a NG version of the 757. If they had...............


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

With a production run of 1000+, the 757 was def a financial success.

However, by the sales standards of other Boeing commercial airliners, it does not stand out as an overwhelming success.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineTrevD From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 327 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

As others have mentioned here, with over 1000 sold, the 757 was a great success. The combination of payload and range at twin-engine economics is fantastic.

Personally I believe it's demise to be premature, however post-9/11 with carriers in the condition they are in and upward pressure from the 737-800/900 and the A321, the only differentiator it offered was the additional range, which at the time was not being valued by those few operators in the market.

I was checked out in the this airplane and will never forget the incredible performance and handling characteristics of this airplane. ( always reminded me of my BMW 5 series - tight and responsive and always goes where you want it to !!). Just a marvelous machine !!





User currently offlineAmerican762 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3289 times:

Unique lines, gorgeous body, twin-aisle range in a compact single-aisle airframe, advanced cockpit (by some standards), economical operating costs for airlines, several engine variations, a smooth ride for all, good short-field performance...Whats not to love? How couldn't an airline buy it?

They couldn't. I believe the 757 was a deffinate financial success with over 1,000 airframes built. It will be flying for many years.

American762



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

3. As mentioned, the -300 which should have been either offered years earlier---or more likely just forgotten.

I agree with Greg. Had the 753 been introduced when the 752 was selling well initially (in 88/89) cs the 1996 launch, no doubt several more US majors would have ordered large fleets of 753's.

Other gaps in the 757 line (IMHO) included a longer range 752ER (which CO, LH and C3 indicated interest in) enabling EU-US west coast service). Also the 753 lacked sufficient range for many US east-coast-EU service which limited its appeal.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineSammyhostie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

UUUUUUUUUhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........I THINK SO.....


Sorry but what a silly post!


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

I really would like to see one of the 757s with the winglets...have they started to add them yet??


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User currently offlineTrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Yes as said the 75 is a success, however since it is questionable I would like to mention some aircraft that were so successful that its not even questionable. I would say these include the the 737, 727, DC9/MD80, 767, 747 and obviously the 707.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7929 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

The 757 was a major success--though not as Boeing originally intended.

It was thought to be a 727 replacement, but in reality the 757 replaced all the aging 707's and DC-8's of many of the airline fleets around the world. The 757 also became very popular with charter airlines, most because you could put in over 200 seats per plane and the 757-200 rated for ETOPS operation could fly non-stop between western Europe and the US East Coast (that's why you still see a lot of 752's flying in and out of MCO that are owned by European charter airlines).

Though 757 production has ended, I expect them to fly on for many, many more years. Expect within a few years new interiors and possibly the installation of more efficient engines that will allow the 757 to fly till 2020!  Smile


User currently offlineJJMNGR From Brazil, joined May 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

My opinion?

It was not sucessful. Its main purpose was to substitute B727 and many airlines that operated B727 kept them while operated B757. Also airlines that had B727 that never ordered B757?
The fact of having 1000 produced? Ok, good job.


User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12883 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

Absolutely yes, I don't think there are many resting in the dessert. The 737, especially in it's later varients (like the larger NG's), the A321 series, the lower ops costs of them along with the economic woes of USA airlines meant it had a declining demand. Yet, if you need to get a lot of people from airports with limited space (LGA, DCA) or to serve points within the USA or to/from the USA to smaller markets in Europe, then the 757 was an excellent choice.
As noted above, perhaps in the next few years Boeing or speciality contractors could do an upgrade program, like done with DC-8's, DC-10's, to install more efficient engines, add winglets and update the cockpit systems.


User currently offlineGrandTheftAero From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 254 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Greg said, "1. The need to certify P&W's on what should have likely been an exclusive RR product;"

Interesting... Can you explain why the 57 should have been exclusive to RR? I don't know much about the background of this aircraft program so you have my apologies if this is common knowledge.

--Shane


25 Trekster : yes yes and yes loved my first 757 flight. that engine noise was great
26 Post contains links Vorticity : I really would like to see one of the 757s with the winglets...have they started to add them yet?? Continental is the launch customer with Aviation Pa
27 Dl757md : The need to certify P&W's on what should have likely been an exclusive RR product. Don't forget that during the design period(mid-late 70s) for the 75
28 Hejja : Has to be yes. Leaving aside any commercial considerations it is a thing of beauty. I have only ever flown in BA 757's and have always thrilled at tak
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