Russianplnelvr From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1981 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?
Aloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1894 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.
Parra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1854 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?
Gregg From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1825 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.
Skyguy11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1802 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.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1779 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.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7985 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1746 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.
HAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2555 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1732 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.
One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4776 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1708 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.
747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1668 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.
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: 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
: 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
: 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
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: 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.
: 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