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757 Production: When Will It End?  
User currently offlineRussianplnelvr From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 228 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

The 757 has been in production for almost 20 years. How much longer can it go? Does anyone know when Boeing plans to stop the production line, and if so, what would take its place?



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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7453 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

I read that they were going to stop,but with all the NW 753's on order it won't be anytime soon. Just my 2 cents.


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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Why would Boeing want to stop production of one of the best performing airliners ever built?

The 747 has been in production for more than 30 years, but they're not going to stop anytime soon. Why should they stop the 757?

The 757's performance is unmatched. It's one of United's favorite aircraft.

While it doesn't have a very big role in the rest of the world. It is the PERFECT aircraft for operations in the US (mainly transcontinental).

Boeing will not be ending production anytime soon. Infact, Boeing is evaluating the possibility for a 757-200X which would have improved performance, new engines, and new interior.



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User currently offlineNWA ARJ From United States of America, joined May 2001, 547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

Why would they stop production of a great fuel efficent plane. I dont see them stopping in the forseeable future.


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User currently offlineRussianplnelvr From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1985 times:



The 757 is a great aircraft. But its geting old. Maybe I should have expanded my original question.
Do you think the proposed 757-200x will have an upgraded cockpit with LCD screens replacing the current CRT displays?



User currently offlineSteede From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

I for one hope they're in production for many more years. I have a fetish for the long and lean planes- 757's and MD-80's being my favorite.

-steede


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

NEVER!!

at least i hope not!


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Russianplnelvr,

The only thing that is outdated about the 757 is its computers, and I am sure one day Boeing will update it with a fully glass cockpit.

Everything else in the 757 is still up to todays standards.

The 757 is not very old. 20 years is nothing. The 737 has been around since 1968, and the production is nowhere near ending.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineAmericanF100 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

I hope they are NEVER put out of production. I think the 757 is the best plane ever built. I LOVE everyhting about it. My forum name would be American757 but I think it's already taken.

Matt~


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Actually the average production length of SPECIFIC models lasts about 20 years. For example the 737-200 was only in production for about 20 years, and then was shut down, but other variants of the 737 still remained in production.

I think what he means is when will production of the 757-200 itself end? Production of the 753 should not end till about 2014. But the 752 has been around for 20 years, and so is, by Boeing's normal standards, due for shutdown or replacement.

IF a 757-200X or LR comes into existence, -200 production will end, and all production will shift over to the X or LR product, which if it were started today should last until 2022.

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
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I don't know either because they are still making 757's for ATA, Continental, Northwest(future) and other airlines. It's really good I don't know when it will end.


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User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1944 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

Hi:

I read on a magazine that Boeing has plans for develope a 757 ERX for long haul routes or develope a 757 Business Jet. Also the 757 is perfect for Presidential plane.

RJ_Delta.


User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

No way! The 757 doesn't have any real competition and airlines might need that type of aircraft and the 757 will be the ONLY way to go.


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User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

I'm surprised that none of the UK based budget airlines operate it on some of their busy routes, eg Easyjet to BCN, NCE or AMS. They used to be very popular with the UK charter operators. Are they still?

User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2558 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

At Hawaiian, our CEO-to-be has said that he expects to order new 757's to supplement our fleet of new 767's arriving now.

HAL



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User currently offlineGregg From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

The 757 will be built for a long time. The 200 model might get a new cockpit, but besides that, it is a very fuel effiencient a/c that makes money for airliners. The production run for the 707 was 35-40 years.

User currently offlineSkyguy11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

The 757 is a friggin awsome plane.

One tidbit for GA pilots: it's wingtip vorticies are comparable to a 747's in terms of strength, although for ATC purposes it is classified as a 'medium' sized aircraft. Meaning they will put less space between you and the 757 than they would between you and a 747. I learned this in AOPA's magazine years ago.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5726 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

I think they might last awhile.
American just took delivery of line number ONE THOUSAND- that's right, 1000. Go Boeing.

I think it could use a bit of a freshening too. New interior and engines, especially. In twenty years, you would think we would have come far enough to make that good plane even MORE fuel efficient... 20 years have had a lot of technological developments....

Maybe some alloys, composites (oh nevermind, they fall off)...

My question is that with the airlines cutting back, and no longer expanding, how can ANY of the planes continue to be produced? Who needs a 767 when you can't fill it? Who wants a 777 (well, United sure doesn't) when you can't fill it? No one wants a 717 because it's an orphan. No one wants a 747 because, for crying out loud, you couldn't even fill the 767...

And, with most airlines being near completion of fleet renewal programs, that's not an option either. AA is done for the most part. MD-11, DC-10 are gone. A300 is here to stay. Delta's L10s are gone. CO's old biggies are gone. Northwest is the only airline that flies REALLY old airplanes, and they went Airbus.

How long can this thing last without crumbling?


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7989 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Don't expect the 757 to be out of production soon.

Not with potential improvements such as a 777-style cockpit, new wings and newer-technology engines within the next 6-7 years. This will possibly allow a 757-300 variant that could have nearly 6,000 nautical mile range--enough for transatlantic operations.


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

I was just going to say they reached 1000. They should look out because Airbus are on the attack. Remember one pilot can fly the A318/A319/A320/A321 and the A330/A340. That saves airlines big $$$$$.



User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

Hkgspotter1 wrote:
Remember one pilot can fly the A318/A319/A320/A321 and the A330/A340. That saves airlines big $$$$$.


Nope!
They have the same cockpit layout, but each pilot must be certified on each type.

I L U V 7 6 7


User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2558 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

One pilot could fly the A318-321 series and the 330 & 340, but probably wouldn't. They are different type ratings (as opposed to the 757-767 common type rating), and most airlines have pilots bid one type or the other.

HAL



One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

There is still no competition for the 757, either the -200 or -300. The A321 could compete with 752 on short routes but doesn't offer the flexibility to operate long transcon and intercontinental flights like the 752 does. The A330-200 is a different type of beast altogether from the 757-300...similar seating capacity but longer range, widebody layout and of course higher costs.

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

The only way the 757 will get the axe is if "the market" asks for a 737-variant to replace it, as it seems to me the only logical replacement.

Like a 737-900 IGW/ER, or a 737-1000.



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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

I'm basically going to repeat what everyone else has been saying. The 757 is a powerful high-performance take off jet. It's range is it's greatest asset. Remember, it is replacing DC-10s for NW. The 757 is my second favorite plane (L-1011 takes first). Suffice to say they're rocketships and in no danger of being replaced.


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
25 Crosswind : ILUV767, A pilot can fly the A319/320/321/330/340 without restriction subject to receiving "differences" training on each type which is basically a gr
26 Irow : AA737-823: Why do you insist that Nortwest *went* Airbus? Several previous posts (i.e. just read a few above your post) mentioned that NW is one of th
27 TWAMD-80 : The Boeing 757 is a great airplane. I don't see why Boeing should stop production. Look at the DC-9 series. It was started in the 60's and just ended
28 Boeing nut : The 757 is in a class of it's own. But I will agree that it does need a new cockpit. The 757 line will be humming for quite some time.
29 AA_Cam : There is more to consider than just the 757 if they are to upgrade cockpits. Many airlines (s/a American Airlines) rely on the 757-767 joint type rati
30 Boeing nut : Agreed.
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