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Boeing Takes 757-300 On Tour Looking For Orders!  
User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Well, in the light of Lufthansa saying the B757-300 has the lowest per seat mile operating costs of any aircraft in the Lufthansa/Condor fleet it seems good timing the 757 is off on a sales tour.

Leaving Seattle on 4th Februray it's going on a 3 week, 3 continent tour covering 31 Airlines in 17 Cities and 9 Countries.

First stops in the USA, then Canada and over to Europe. Next to China and Tiwan via Turkey.

Boeing wants to double the order book by the end of the year! That's not much of a challenge to take 15 orders in 11 months. Talk about setting you sights low 

OK then, who can provide a guess at the airlines to be visited.

Here's the list I came up with but could only think of 27 obvious airlines that might be interested

USA
American
America West
ATA
Continental
Delta
Northwest
TWA
United

CANADA
Air Canada
Air Transat
Canada 3000
Royal Airlines

EUROPE
Airtours
Air 2000
Britannia
British Airways
jmc AIR
LTU
Monarch

TURKEY
Air Alfa
Istanbul Airlines (both flew 752s until recently)

CHINA
China Southern
China Southwest
Shanghai Airlines

TIWAN
EVA Air
Far Eastern Air Transport

Do you think I missed any obvious ones? I know I missed some, but can't think what they are.
Anyway, good luck to them 

James

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User currently offlinePandora From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

if that many airlines are interetsed in 757-300, than they would order the damn plane 2 years ago.

the most obvious airliens who are many be:

1. american airlines
2. twa
3. FAT.


but who wants a plane that is a updated 20 year olds design???

that's why Boeing should develop the 787-an all new narrowbody airliner~!!


User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Who wants a 787. It wouldn't be compatible with the 757 or 767.

No airline wants a completely new airliner if it's totally new and has nothing in common with anything else in the fleet. The 757-300 is a deriveative.

If the 737NG was a totally new design it would have sold a lot less well. Southwest wouldn't have touched it for a start!

The 757-300 is a derivative as most potential customers already fly the 757, so the new type wouldn't require much effort to intoduce and will require little crew/engineering support or training over the -200!

We'll wait and see what happens. Expect a jmc AIR order soon though!

James 


User currently offlineB717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

I agree 787? No not yet. Besides it would take a few years to get it going.

Pandora said:
"but who wants a plane that is a updated 20 year olds design???"

I've seen many of these comments in the forum...and I never understood them...because when it comes down to it almost every airliner out there is and updated re worked model of an original. ie A340/330...A300 from the 70's, we know about the 737NG history, even the A320! It been on the works since the early 80's. (Or so)

My point is if it ain't broke...don't fix it!





User currently offlineCraig From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

Hi

I'm sure one of the charter airlines in Britain will order the 757-300. Britannia might because they are going to be disposing there 767-200's over the next few years. They are also taking delivery of 737-800's though.

How many passengers does the 757-300 hold in a charter class layout?

Regards

Craig Stewart
Scotland


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Is there a list of cities?

User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

Craig,
The 757-300s max capacity is only one less than the 767-200. 289 v 290.
Britannia may well order the type.
I also heard a rumour (from a BY pilot) that the airline is looking at getting the A330-200 like AIH/MON. But I can't stress enough - IT IS ONLY A RUMOUR!

Flyf15
No, In the article it just listed the countries. Try http://www.boeing.com is all I can suggest. I think it's coming through Manchester (UK) on the 10th because there's an Arkia 757-300 due that day and they don't fly there.


User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6597 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

I heard that Britannia are not feeling too well. They might be passing their long haul routes to other operators (some of them anyway) and that they regret ever getting rid of the smaller aircraft. A 757-200 in winter to some of their destinations is way overdoing it already. Whether they are prepared for a larger aircraft is anyone's guess. As for the A330, I have heard something about this, but I'm not sure.

User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

Apparently they're dropping a lot of long haul. They can make as much flying hajj flights to Mecca in a month than they can in an entire season flying to OZ/NZ.

The A330 thing is JUST A RUMOUR

And BY are getting 2 B737-800s in April. However, you're right the 757 is too big in the winter for BRS,NCL etc Probably why everyone else has A320s!!!!!

James 


User currently offlineTengoAlpha From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

I do not see much sales on the 757-300. The main reason is because the A320 is more fuel efficient and can carry more payload. But I can see a good number going to USAir for short hops. Such As Charlotte to Denver. The design of the 757 was to help with the dismissal of the 727, and compete with the MD-80. Boeing is desperate, but hey USAirways always pulls through.


TengoAlpha


User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

The A320 can carry more payload. NO IT CAN'T 

Even if you're talking about the A321, the 757-200 can easily carry more payload over a much greater distance that the A321 with only slightly higer operating costs.

If you compare the A321 to the 757-300, the 757 can carry more pax (289 v 220) still has a much greater range and actually beats the A321s seat mile costs.

I don't think Boeing are desparate, remember what a slow seller the 757/767 were in the early 1980s? Things will pick up when it's proven in service!

James 


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

Also the 757-300 is the most efficient aircraft in Lufthansa's fleet and that includes the entire Airbus family.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineNavion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1012 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

What are you guys smoking?!! Pandora, think of what you said. The 757-300 is a 20 year old design (by the way, that would make the A320 15 years old!!!), yet the whole point of this post is it's the most efficient per seat airliner, and that includes the A320 family. What the hell is different technology going to do?!!! Make it more efficient?!!! It already is!! Who are you kidding?!! TengoAlpha, you just flat out don't know what you're talking about. Never in anyones dreams has any A320 family aircraft carried more payload than any 757 model. That is a stunning misstatement. US Airways has just now ordered an A321-200 with the new high gross weight so it can make a transcontinental trip!!! 757's have been doing it with full loads easily for 15 years!!! I have to admit I'm surprised with the lack of correct information and the thinking regarding this issue.

User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2191 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (14 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

Plus, Why would USAir want 757-300s when they are comitted to an all Airbus fleet (eventuall)?

User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

Have they actually said that?
I think they need a small TransAtlantic aircraft like the 767. US Airways are not a major International airline like Air France or United. They will not be able to fill an A330 on all their longhaul routes.
It's also a very big jump from the A321 to the A330 and Airbus has nothing in-between!

James


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (14 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

I also think that US Airways will need an aircraft in between the two that can go across the Atlantic. I think that moving to the A330s was a risk. They are larger than the 767s and may be harder to fill. Now that they are getting rid of the 757s and 767s there will be a problem. Maybe they wil order the A330-200 but I still think that it is too much capacity.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11273 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (14 years 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

1) US Airways has not committed to being all Airbus. That statement is simply wrong. I don't know where the idea came from, as US Airways has never said such a thing.

2) US Airways has not said anything about getting rid of the 757/767. In fact it is widely expected that they will be kept for use on US transcon and smaller international markets. I'm really curious as to why you thought the 757/767 was being disposed of.

3) The 333 (and the 772 which was also considered) was not a risk. The 767s were way too small for the routes they were flying. Considering that other airlines are offering hub-Europe service on 777s and 747s, flying small jets like 767s puts US at a considerable disadvantage.



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User currently offlinePandora From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

the 757-300 shall have in order to make it attrative:

1. all new cabin design
2. BLOODY FBW!!!!
3. 777 style cockpit
4. new light weight composite for fuslarge!!!

i ask you:

how many new boeing planes hadn't got FBW:

-the 737NG
767-400ER
757-300
and finally the planned 747-400X!


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