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What Ended The 757 Production?  
User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 44
Posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

Im not sure why the 757 production was stopped was it because of lack of orders or just to make way for the 7e7 ?


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User currently offlineMaersk737 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 717 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

Lack of orders

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12340 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2785 times:
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Lack of orders because of the B737NG

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

737-900: Cheaper, relatively same size. Unfortunately, aesthetics and the ability to rocket off a runway even with a full pax load aren't very high selling points for new aircraft.

IMO, The shutting down of the 757 line is symbolic of the glory days gone forever. Flying is no longer the experience that it was back in the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's. Used to be that flying was done on graceful "Clippers of the sky," or "Luxury Liners," whereas now flying for most people is like getting on a bus. An Airbus.


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

It came as a shock to me personally i love the 757 .
Thx for the info guys .
No doubt she will be around for a long time to come .



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User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2978 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

1. Good aircraft but underneath it's still an 20-year old design. Time to move on.
2. US majors in poor financial condition.
3. Too large for LCCs.



User currently offlineRedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

IMO, The shutting down of the 757 line is symbolic of the glory days gone forever. Flying is no longer the experience that it was back in the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's. Used to be that flying was done on graceful "Clippers of the sky," or "Luxury Liners," whereas now flying for most people is like getting on a bus. An Airbus.

With all due respect, get over it. No, flying isn't how it used to be - it's no longer restricted to the wealthy, it's no longer as risky and it's no longer an event in itself. Personally I'd rather lose a bit of the glamour and exclusivity in favour of widening access to air travel for all. And don't use Airbus as a scapegoat for your perceived decline.


User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4417 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

"IMO, The shutting down of the 757 line is symbolic of the glory days gone forever."

I'd argue that the OPENING of the 757 line symbolized the end of the glory days of airline travel - a plane by bean counters, for bean counters.



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User currently offlineMtyfreak From Mexico, joined Apr 2004, 377 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

Well, There's enough 757's already in the world, they'll be around for a while. I'm really looking forward to the new technology.

I totally agree with RedDragon



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User currently offlineAZjetgeek From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 235 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

Boeing is pouring millions into the 7E7. They also have a history of gradually phasing out aircraft as more efficiency is demanded by their customers. I hated seeing the 727 and 707 go by the wayside, but it was their time and now is the time for Boeing to bid adieu to the 757.

It's called progress, folks.



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