flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 500 times:
What do you guys think of the B757-300? To me it looks like a total flop. The first a/c is already flying and it only has 17 orders (from Icelandair, Condor, Arkia), and not one has been ordered in a while.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 500 times:
Give it a little time. It was built for some of the longer routes in the pacific and of course the airlines in that part of the world aren't ordering that many planes. You have to remember to that the 737 had pretty lousy sales for the first couple of years it was around. But look at how many they have built since then.
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Mirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 500 times:
We have been talking about Boeing / Airbus competition in this forum (it's always a good discussion).
But look inside Boeing and think about the competition between Boeing planes. I think there are too many Boeing planes almost with the same range or seats available.
Boeing is spreading into a big confusion of different models and this can be dangerous.
FedEx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 500 times:
That explains that noise! hehe I think
this plane is like the A321. Boeing
I guess was approached by many airlines
for a plane like the 757300 so we will see.
I know Boeing wouldn't just make a plane for
10 or so orders. I don't think some of you
realize how much it cost just to come up
with the design of the aircraft let alone build
it. Boeing is not stupid even though they
leave tools in rudders!
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 500 times:
The 757-300 is made basically for charter airlines and the likes. It has almost the same amount of pax as early 767s did. I am sure that orders will begin to come in when the cycle starts back up again. The 757 is a great aircraft.
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