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Boeing Closing 757 Production Line  
User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 2975 times:


Now that Boeing is closing the 757 production line, is it more likely that the 7E7 will be built in Everett? Also, will the 757 be judged by history as a successful airliner?

What do you think?

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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

*R.I.P. 757*
nuf said

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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

Any chance of saving the B 757????

User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

Will the B757 be judged a successful airliner? Of course it will! How many other single-aisle twin-jets do you know that are allowed to fly trans-atlantic routes? What about the fact that Boeing has sold several hundred of them to dozens of airlines?

Just because an aircraft doesn't reach the sales level of a 737 doesn't mean it wasn't successful.



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User currently offlineCs03 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 2793 times:
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The fact that over 1000 757s were produced shows that it was a money-maker for Boeing! I remember going from EWR-MSY for the Worlds Fair on a Eastern 757 (1982) Correct me) and it was fun!

User currently offlineMotech722 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

The 757 will be judges as a successful airliner in the history books. Over 1000 have been built and there are countless numbers flying today. Just like the B727, the B757 will continue to serve well into this century. As passenger airlines retire them, they will be picked up by cargo operators, most likely eventually replacing B727s in the future.

As for the fate of the 7E7 being built in Everett? That is a good question. Definately the plant would have room to build it there, it's just a question of what upper management's final decision will be. Will Boeing want to get tax breaks in Washington state to build it there? That's something I keep hearing about. It would seem foolish to build the plane elsewhere when the facility in Everett is available, but who knows.


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8182 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

What about the fact that Boeing has sold several hundred of them to dozens of airlines?

They've sold alot more than that. To my knowledge over 1200 757s have been built in 2 versions.



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

How many -300's are still on the order books?

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User currently offlineCs03 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 2670 times:
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Again. The fact that the product line has gone on for more than 20 years, has to tell us one thing! It may not be the 737, but it must of had made great money for Boeing!

User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Now that Boeing is closing the 757 production line, is it more likely that the 7E7 will be built in Everett?

The two events are indepedent of each other because the 757 was built in Renton, with the 737. Only the widebodies (747, 767 & 777) are built in Everett.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13154 posts, RR: 78
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

Not unexpected, but sad anyway.
I remember when I first joined BA and the first 757's had just been delivered, for the first few years of BA operation they were maintained in the same hangar as Concorde, and for a time, many of my now colleagues also held 757 licenses.
Also, the success Rolls Royce had with the 757 kept their civil aviation division going in what would otherwise have been a dangerously lean period of the 1980's for them.
Not forgetting the 757's take off performance!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3199490.stm


User currently offlineMatt777 From Cayman Islands, joined Oct 2001, 503 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

One of the saddest days in aviation history.
Rest in peace little brother.
Matt777.


User currently offlineEzra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 471 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Is there any other plane in the pipeline (something in the 737 or 320 family, maybe) that will be capable of narrowbody trans-atlantic ops?

User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4452 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

Look for either a narrowbody variant of the 7e7, or the 739x to fill those routes as a replacement. I dont know if Boeing will make the 739x plane capable of crossing the Atlantic, but if Boeing plans on replacing the 757 with 737s (yuck), then that's probably what it'll have to do.

And yes, it pains me to say "737s replace 757s". Ugghhh. And I'd feel the same way about any other plane replacing the 757. It's a beautiful aircraft, and although Boeing normally shuts down a line after 20 years, it still feels like the 757 is far too young to die.

I think of it as a modern craft. But I also felt the same about the 727....until Delta retired their last ones. Only then did I really get the sense that the 727 was an old aircraft. Up until then, I had found it, itself, to be pretty modern as well. They just dont feel old when you see them or fly on them.

Heck, I'm almost as old as the oldest 757...and I dont feel old. But that's not the reason the line is being shut down, anyway.


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

I would probably not be comfortable flying overseas anyway on a single aisle. Give me a 747 or 777 anyday over a single aisle

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

How many other single-aisle twin-jets do you know that are allowed to fly trans-atlantic routes?

Er...737-700, a la Lufthansa/PrivatAir?


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