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757: The Most Versatile Aircraft In Use? Ever?  
User currently offlineSjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4400 times:

It seems like the 757 fills more roles than any other aircraft. It can do short haul and medium haul, transcon and transatlantic, hawaii and helsinki, cargo and charter, and just about everything in-between... all while looking pretty cool.

Is there any aircraft that can really match up to that?

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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4363 times:

My vote would go with the DC3 anyday.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4366 times:

Boeing 737. Simply the Best.

CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4300 times:

I agree the 757 does fulfill many niches in today's markets quite well unlike most other aircraft.


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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4265 times:

The 757 can be used on high-density short routes, and on Trans-Atlantic routes. Pretty versitile if you ask me.

User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4263 times:

You are correct for the reasons stated. In addition, it is cost-effective on a per-seat basis, so it's a good fit for airlines.

While developed as a replacement for the 727, the 757 has indeed shown its flexibility, from short hops to trans-cons and trans-Atlantic. It's also a favorite in the charter/tour area, because of this flexibility and cost.



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7408 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4183 times:
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Too bad it's not a favorite with passengers. I like the aircraft. It's a challenge to work the aisle's but I still like it.


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User currently offlineOverseasBHX From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

Definitely one the masterpieces of aircraft design. I have the feeling I missed a thread about the future of the B757 a few weeks ago. Without wanting to restart it, can anyone point to the conclusions of the discussion?
Thanx


User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4115 times:

My vote also goes to the 757 as the "most versatile aircraft" ever in airline service. From short haul flights of under one hour to U.S. transcons to trans-Atlantic and West Coast-Hawaii ETOPS services, it is the "right aircraft" for more markets than any other single airliner type, present or past. There are, to be sure, aircraft types that are more suitable for specific niches, but none that fill all the roles in which 757s are utilized as effectively as the 'five-seven. Boeing's 767 and Airbus's A310/330 are close behind in the category of "most versatile aircraft ever."

User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1906 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

I agree, One of the best all around jets ever. Except for Fleet commonality, I don't understand why some carriers select the 739. I'll be on 2 of them (757) later this week, one AA metal, the other ex-TWA ...hmm..get to compare the Rolls vs P & W power plants again!!!!Wowweeee!

User currently offlinePetazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

As far as I know, no 757 has ever crashed due to mechanical malfunction. That is very impressive. Additionally, the 757 is 'overpowered' and can opperate easily out of hot and high airports such as Vail, Bolivia, SXM, etc.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

**As far as I know, no 757 has ever crashed due to mechanical malfunction. That is very impressive. Additionally, the 757 is 'overpowered' and can opperate easily out of hot and high airports such as Vail, Bolivia, SXM, etc.**

How did that LTE or whatever LT* crash out in the Caribbean a few years back and also that Aero Peru 757 that crashed out in the Pacific. They happened I think within a year or two of each other.

The 757 has caused planes following too close behind it to crash though with its severe wake turbulance.


User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3892 times:

I vote it ranks up there with the DC-3/C-47 as well. I believe that Aero Peru crash was not mechanical, somebody on the ground messed up, but Im not sure...so dont trust me on this!:p


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User currently offlineL-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

http://www.airdisaster.com should give you all of the info you need regarding the Birgenair 757 crash off the Domincan Republic's coast in 1996.

The AeroPeru crash was also in that year, and it was caused by ground maintenance's failure to remove masking tape that was stuck over the plane's static ports. The tape was put in place when the plane was cleaned a few days prior. With the static ports covered, the plane, once at altitude, received erroneus airspeed and altitude information, which confused the pilots and eventually led the plane to crash into the Pacific.

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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

How did that LTE or whatever LT* crash out in the Caribbean a few years back and also that Aero Peru 757 that crashed out in the Pacific. They happened I think within a year or two of each other.

One was an American Airlines 757 that was a controlled flight into terrain incident. The other, the "LTE", was an incredible example of human error. There was tape left over from maintenance that was not removed before flight. The pilots had erroneous readings from the instruments during night time in which they became spacially disoriented.

The 757 has caused planes following too close behind it to crash though with its severe wake turbulance

No more than any other small aircraft following a large one that encountered wake turbulence.

The 757 is the most versitile airliner in the world. It would be a damn shame if it's life was ended prematurely.


User currently offlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3864 times:
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HlywdCraft:

The AeroPeru crashed because of tape covering the static ports maintenance had failed to remove.

The other you speak of I havent heard of. Possibly the Bergenair with blocked pitot tubes.



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User currently offlineMITaero From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 497 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

The Birgenair 757 crashed in the Caribbean due to plugged pitot tube. Overspeed warning went off since airspeed readings were too high, but a/c was dangerously close to stall speed. Pilots decreased power and tried to pull up. That's as much as I remember.

User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3815 times:

According to Airdisaster.com, there was a crash of a 757 that was the result of a pitot static failure as a result of tape that was not removed from the static/pitot system.

Kinda scary that something as simple as tape caused these two tragedies.

http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi_bin/view_manu_details.cgi?aircraft=757


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