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User currently offlineJlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 622 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3121 times:
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Has there ever been a Cargo to Passenger conversion? I believe there would be a weight issue with the reinforced floor etc. but dose this rule it out? Example: With more demand for passenger 757s, and not many available, would this be an option? Why or why not? Thanks John.


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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3113 times:

There is the MD-11CF, which Martinair Operate.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Quoting Jlbmedia (Thread starter):
With more demand for passenger 757s, and not many available, would this be an option?

Not likely in your example only for the reasons that as sought after the Pax 757's are... cargo 757's (Fedex for example) are in extreamly high demand. I bet converting from cargo to pax wouldn't be worth while. Just my $.02

Boeing may have made a mistake closing the 757 line... Sad



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 2):

In some way at the moment it does look like they made a mistake closing the 757 line, due to FedEx wanting 757F's and I also think 757 Pax are in demand.

But they are hoping people will go for the other option avaliable on the Boeing Aircraft List.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 3):
But they are hoping people will go for the other option avaliable on the Boeing Aircraft List.

yeah... there are no options to replace them truely. Even the base 783/8 is way more plane than a 752.



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

Quoting Jlbmedia (Thread starter):
With more demand for passenger 757s, and not many available, would this be an option? Why or why not?

No. Boeing 757F's are purpose built and very different in structure. They only have the L1 door... and even then it's non standard. Of course anything can be done with enough money, but that would cost millions



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 2):
I bet converting from cargo to pax wouldn't be worth while.

Not if you have spent on the Reinforcement of the Floor & MDCD area.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineW3ndytj4n From Indonesia, joined Feb 2006, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 3):
they made a mistake closing the 757 line

Maybe 757 line was closed because the plane is quite old design. This is just my 2 cents



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 1):
There is the MD-11CF, which Martinair Operate.

Correct, but those have permanently stopped flying passengers and will only operate for Martinair Cargo.


User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4696 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2740 times:
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there were many 707-320Cs which spent no time carrying cargo on the main deck

User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 2):
Boeing may have made a mistake closing the 757 line... Sad



Quoting W3ndytj4n (Reply 7):
Maybe 757 line was closed because the plane is quite old design. This is just my 2 cents

Quite old like mid 80s? The 757 was designed only a couple years before A320. I believe Boeing made an error in judgment closing down the 757 line, I know they didn't want it to compete with 73G, and needed the capacity for 73G, but still, the way 757 is still in demand, they could still be selling them.



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User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4696 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2684 times:
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Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 10):
The 757 was designed only a couple years before A320.

757 launched 78, 1st flight 82,
A320 launched 84, 1st flight 87


User currently offlineW3ndytj4n From Indonesia, joined Feb 2006, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2603 times:

Twenty something years old for an airplane is considered quite old.

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 10):
Quite old like mid 80s? The 757 was designed only a couple years before A320. I believe Boeing made an error in judgment closing down the 757 line, I know they didn't want it to compete with 73G, and needed the capacity for 73G, but still, the way 757 is still in demand, they could still be selling them

They have almost the same capacity with their newest family in 73G, which 737-900ER which can fill 215 seats in it with a single configuration.



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