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Last 757 Fuselage Off The Line At Boeing Wichita  
User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2456 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6074 times:

The last 757 fuselage rolled off the line in Boeing Wichita this week.
http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/business/companies/
The article states that it is the 1,050 th to be delivered, and is for China's Shanghai Industries. Boeing Wichita builds the fuselage sections.


Boeing Flown: 701,702,703;717;720;721,722;731,732,733,734,735,737,738,739;741,742,743,744,747SP;752,753;762,763;772,773.
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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5990 times:

Sad to see them go. At first I hated these a/c b/c I thought that they were so small and would be a real pain to fly for more than a few hours and I took an AA 757 from ORD-SJU. The cabin sucked, the crew sucked, but the a/c was GREAT! Handled the wx like a beast. Landing was smooth. And the overall flight was uneventful.

Though this might be the last 757 off the line the a/c still has history making to do. With the CO winglet program coming soon we can start to see these be placed on many a/c. I would be on CO's an NW's fleet first.

Expect to see much of the 757 for time to come!

Thanks again!

UA777222



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User currently offlineTavong From Colombia, joined Jul 2001, 836 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5959 times:

Sad to see 757 going too.....but it's a great aircraft and we would still see it a lot of time.....

Gus
SKBIO



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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5875 times:

A shame for everyone involved. I'm sure Boeing could have sold at least 1250 if the industry wasn't in such a deep economic depression, however, 1050 is nothing to sneeze at. IMO the 757 is the most versatile commercial aircraft Boeing has produced to date, and despite conventional wisdom the 739 and A321 really aren't adequate alternatives in terms of range, payload capability, and performance. I'm sure the majority of the fleet will soldier on for many years to come in both the passenger and freighter roles, possibly the DC-3 of its generation. The winglet conversion program should also prove to be popular.

User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5616 times:

Is the last 752 for Shanghai Airlines or Xiamen Airlines?

User currently offlineKim777fan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5596 times:

"Expect to see much of the 757 for time to come!"

Especially since Northwest owns so many of them!! heehee.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5541 times:

139 American AL
96 United
85 Delta
71 UPS
66 Northwest


Kim777fan,

NW is at the bottom of the top 5. With just the top 5 added together that's 457 frames. That will keep the 757 in the skies for a WHILE.

Thanks again!

UA777222



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineUAXDXer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5436 times:

All I have to say is that the 757-200 is a great airplane. When I'm booking travel, I'll go out of my way to look for the 752. It's the sports car of the airliners and a joy to ride on!


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User currently offlineKim777fan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5412 times:

UA777222,

I was trying to make a sly reference to to NW's penchant for operating an aircraft a loooooooong time, not so much that they owned the highest number of 757's.


User currently offlineBeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5068 times:

I SAY DITCH THE 737 LINE.

KEEP THE 757 GOING and develop a line of narrow bodies around the 757 line.

Boeing is pushing me closer to Airbus and that sux.

IF there are any Boeing people out there I will tell you this when you merged with MD you had a formidable line of aircraft that could have matched Airbus one to one but in your rush to eliminate the MD line you gave airbus the lead in everything. Think of it if you all updated and improved the MD products and marketed them better all the customers that switched to airbus you would have retained.

I throw a challenge out to you folks at Boeing. MD Had a Double Decker aircraft the MD12. I challenge you to dust off the drawings and offer it as an alternative to the A380 or should I just look to Airbus for all my aircraft needs.


User currently offlineSU184 From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 239 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4719 times:

I remember Eastern Airlines CEO saying after one year of 757 operations that its a great aircraft and that Boeing will end up selling more 757's than 727's, unfortunately he missed by almost 800 units ( 1831 727's - 1050 757's ), probably one of the main reasons of its demise is Boeing's own 738/9.

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4527 times:

Which Euro carrier got the most 757 in fleet??

Thx

Micke Big grin



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User currently offlineNYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 693 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4359 times:

The previous 757 fleets posted are a little off-

AA has 140, not 139 752s- 16 are former TWA 752s which will be retired

DL has 121, of which 36 are in the Song operation


User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4388 times:

Mike,
Britannia - 20
DHL - 20
Thomas Cook (Condor) - 19
First Choice - 17
Iberia - 17
Thomas Cook (JMC) - 17
Icelandair - 14
British Airways - 13
European Air Transport - 13
Monarch - 7
Finnair - 6
Star Air Freight - 4
Air Finland - 3
DutchBird - 3
Excel Airways - 3

A tad more than you asked for but I hope that helps.  Big thumbs up

Regards

[Edited 2004-08-11 16:18:06]


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

I SAY DITCH THE 737 LINE.

KEEP THE 757 GOING and develop a line of narrow bodies around the 757 line.

Boeing is pushing me closer to Airbus and that sux.

There is no reason why Boeing should stop production of the best-selling airliner in history and keep production going of a plane that airlines have not expressed an interest in lately.

Will Boeing use the date that the last 757 takes off for its delivery flight as the date of the 757 ending production?

 Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8025 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

You're not going to see the 757-200 disappearing from USA flight routes anytime soon.

Especially now with the increasing chance we may see pretty severe slot restrictions at the largest US airports, which could mean airlines will be forced to fly large planes to keep up with seating capacity due to less landing slots available. That could mean we'll see much more 752 ops out of JFK, ORD, LAX, SFO, MIA, and so on.

Besides, the 752 is still a pretty good plane for the longer USA domestic routes. I wouldn't be surprised we see a re-engining program in a few years (maybe Pratt & Whitney will build a 41,000 lb. thrust geared front fan turbofan for this purpose  Smile ) and possible interior upgrades.


User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

For all intents and purposes, there isn't a difference between a short 757 and a long 737NG.


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User currently offlineJFKLGAflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3842 times:

I agree with SafetyDude... The Boeing airliner that seems to be moving the slowest off the assembly line and into use with the airlines appears to be the 767 line. I mean, beyond DL and CO, is anybody actually using them?


"Life's a journey, not a destination..." --Aerosmith
User currently offlineJFKLGAflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3825 times:

Uh... I should have read my own message more carefully when I posted it! Sorry! What I meant was the 767-400 line... THAT one seems to be used only by DL and CO.


"Life's a journey, not a destination..." --Aerosmith
User currently offlineBIGBlack From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

Good olde Song, my favorite airline (or spawn of an airline) will keep these great planes going in line colored glory out of my home airport. I also ride a lot of UA, regular DL, and US birds out of here as well since we never seem to get many 777's out of here for some reason, but the 757 will always have a place in my heart.


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3646 times:

What I meant was the 767-400 line... THAT one seems to be used only by DL and CO.
Indeed: CO and DL are the only airlines that operate the 764. Boeing did a "World Tour" of the 764 to possibly get more customers, but nothing ever came out of it. Someone can tell you more.

 Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineSpeedbirdheavy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

I was trying to make a sly reference to NW's penchant for operating an aircraft a loooooooong time, not so much that they owned the highest number of 757's.

Does anyone know when NWA will be retiring their 757's?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



China Airlines...Come fry with us!
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3341 times:



Such a sad sight, knowing this will be the last.


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

Sad to see the 757 line coming to a close but at least Wichita can soon look forward to having its part in the 7E7 project. Since I got back, I notice that there still seems to be some lingering uncertainty over Boeing Wichita. They're thinking about employee ownership now?


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User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

A sad day, however, it is economics at stake and if the orders don't come through there is no point continuing a loss making production line. As stated above, the 757 is a very reliable, and fairly modern aircraft and will no doubt be in US and European skies for many years to come. Its popular status amongst European charter and scheduled carriers, and with AA, UA, DL and NW in the US guarantee that.

IMO it is a really beautiful aircraft, and the acceleration with a light payload on take off belongs more to a rocket than a civil airliner Big grin. Here's to many more years of successful 757 operation!



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25 Craigy : For all intents and purposes, there isn't a difference between a short 757 and a long 737NG. There is - RANGE. 737-900 - high gross weight version 508
26 Kalakaua : "Is the last 752 for Shanghai Airlines or Xiamen Airlines?" I believe this one is going to Shanghai Airlines...
27 MakeMinesLax : I remember Eastern Airlines CEO saying after one year of 757 operations that its a great aircraft and that Boeing will end up selling more 757's than
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