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Will Winglet Conversion Bolster 757 Longterm?  
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

I think CO's decision to add winglets to its 757-200 fleet is sound, will be widely followed, and contribute to a more vibrant after-market. What do the "Quant. Jocks" think?

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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

When will we see a 757 with winglets??  Big thumbs up


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineKorg747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 549 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

If the 757 with winglet's perform well, may be Boeing will reopen the 757 production and come up with the 757-500 with winglet's, common cockpit with the 777/7e7, an all new wing and engine......Ok I'm dreaming Sad


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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

I believe the plan is to have certification complete by mid-2005.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

Is that possible? If the winglets somehow gave "new hope" for the 757 could they change their minds and keep the 757 line open??


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineBuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

Is that possible? If the winglets somehow gave "new hope" for the 757 could they change their minds and keep the 757 line open??

It's called denial. Let it go, son, let it go...


User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Asthetically...I think that a 757 with those blended winglets is gonna look...dumb.

BUT...stop the presses and hold back on the flaming, my winglet-obsessed associates...

Getting more bang for your buck is also a sound business practice. If this is going to cause the 757s to save more fuel in the long run, and allow them to stay in fleets longer, then yeah, by all means, go for it. I can get used to them with winglets, no problem. I'm just not gonna be all over the board saying "Man, winglets on a 757 are gonna suck the big one!" It's all about economics...not looks.



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

Is that possible? If the winglets somehow gave "new hope" for the 757 could they change their minds and keep the 757 line open??

No. Its done. The supply chain has been closed and it'd take a very long time to get it open again. It will not happen no matter what.

N


User currently offlineVorticity From United States of America, joined May 2004, 337 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Winglets may add value to the 757's already in circulation. But it will not re-open the 757 line, that's gone for good.

I think it would be nice to see the winglets extend the usefulness of 757s. I can see 757s with winglets serving as cargo carriers long into the future. At least that's my hope  Smile



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1098 times:

I do agree that a 757 with winglets is going to look a bit dumb. Ok...a LOT dumb. But, as stated above, in this day and age it 'aint about looks, is it? Smile Just economics. The bottom line will always prevail over looks. To me, it's like the 727 with winglets....why?

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