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Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:06 am

Boeing to Complete Production of 757

CHICAGO, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA - News) announced today that it has decided to complete production of the 757 jetliner in late 2004.
"This decision reflects the market reality for the 757 as well as the growth in range and seating capacity of our market-leading Next-Generation 737 family," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally. "Over the long term, the increased capabilities of our newest 737s and the exciting potential of the 7E7 will fulfill the market served by the 757."

Consistent with prior disclosed estimates, Boeing will recognize a pre-tax charge in the third quarter of $184 million, or 14 cents per share, principally related to termination and shutdown costs at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Most of the cash expenditures related to the charge will occur through 2005.

Over the past two decades, more than 1,000 757s have been delivered to 55 customers around the world. The worldwide fleet of 757s will continue to benefit from superior fleet support provided by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

"Thousands of people around the world are to be thanked for making the 757 a success story in aviation over the past 20 years. It will continue to provide great value to the world's passenger airlines and cargo operators in service for many years to come," Mulally said.

The Boeing Company will release its third quarter results October 29th.

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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:14 am

How many 757-200 have been built and how many are on order? -200 only.

I'm wondering if is going to beat the 1260 727-200 built.
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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:15 am

Wow. Truly a sad day!!
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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:19 am


Hi!

The 757 was a model from early 80's, they got quite a good number of them builted so I think it's a smart move to end the production. Next will be the 767 and the arrival of the 7E7 ( 787 ) will boost Boeing sales because soon the airlines wil start to think about replacing the 757/767 family, and I tell you, there are a lot to be replaced!
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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:21 am


What are THE main reasons airlines no longer buy the 757 ?

Boeing never really upgraded the 757 as they did with the 737, 747 and 767.

Would it have been wise if they had done that 5-6 yrs ago ?

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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:23 am

I once suggested that the 737 had grown (in size and scope) to overshadow the 757 market, but I got shouted down here. So, what niche did the 757 occupy, and what will fill that niche (if needed)?
 
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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:26 am

I still don't know the size range of the 7E7. They talk about a 757 and 767 replacement, but that is quite a broad range from the 757-200 to the 767-400.

As of right now Airbus is not making anything in between the A321 and the A330-200, so that is a nice big range right there. That would be like Boeing not having anything between the 737-800 and the 767-300.
 
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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:32 am

I guess the market doesn't want anything between a 738 and a 763!
 
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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:56 am

I knew this day was coming soon, but even though I expected it, its still very sad.

To my favorite a/c the Boeing 757

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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:01 am


The 757 is also my favorite aircraft.


What are THE main reasons airlines no longer buy the 757 ?

Well, maybe it has met its requirements within the market.

How many did Boeing forecast to sell when they marketed the aircraft?
 
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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:02 am

For a plane that once struggled for sales back in the early 1980s, the 757 program had a solid sales run for over two decades. Overall, it was a good performer and money-maker for the many airliners who flew it. But time and technology eventually will catch and pass all planes, no matter how good they are. This is the case with the 757.

While it represented cutting-edge technology in the 1980s, the 757's avionics suite is probably getting obsolete. Engine technology has also advanced significantly since the 757 was introduced. The 757-300 was an honest attempt to extend the life of the program, but the events of 9/11/01 and tough competition from the A321 and Boeing's 737-900NG sealed its fate. That being said, however, I expect the 757 to continue providing solid, mainline service for at least another decade.

On a happier note: For those of you hoping for the 7E7 go-ahead, the end of the 757 program may be one of the key events in preparation for the new aircraft's launch.
 
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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:07 am

How is the B739X coming along?
 
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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:11 am

Boeing never really upgraded the 757 as they did with the 737, 747 and 767.

What do you call the 753 then? I believe they only got 2 customers for that. Why would they enhance the 757 with a new series when the -200 doesn't need any enhancements and the -300 didn't go over too well.

The 737NG competes better with the Airbus competition. Besides, if anyone wants any more 757s after they go into post-production, there will be plenty in the used aircraft market for them to buy/lease.
 
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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:19 am

This sucks. The 757 is my favorite aircraft. At least they'll be around for a long time, I look forward to flying them in the future.
 
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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:20 am

I believe they only got 2 customers for that

Northwest, Continental, ATA, Akira, and Condor make 5.
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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:26 am

This is sad news. I have always enjoyed flying the 757s. An end of an era is nearing for commercial aviation!

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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:31 am

I guess we can say one thing about it. You will probably be able to fly on them for at least 20 years. 727 production ended in 1984 and you can still find one here or there to fly on.

It really comes as a surprise to me. I figured at least another 10 years in production. I heard them say one time on a 777 tv show that I saw, that Boeing expected to have a 50 year production cycle for the 777.
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:44 am

seems it was one of the safest planes too....how many of those 1000 or so have crashed...?
 
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RE: Boeing To Complete Production Of 757

Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:01 am

Oh yes, they'll be around for years to come. You'll still see them in large numbers at American, Delta, Northwest and United, those are the major carriers that operate them in large numbers. Don't worry, if you want to fly on one you'll still have plenty of occasions to get one long after it goes out of production end of next year. You'll see a lot of them in the United States till at least 2015, I estimate. Look at the 727, it has been out of production for now nearly two decades and it is only this year that the last 727 has been phased out from passenger service at major carriers. So it is reasonable to think that we'll still see 757's in passenger service till at least the mid 2010's.
Yes, it is sad to see the end of the 757 production is near. It's sad to see the end of any airliner. That rumour has been going around for a few months, I read in Airliners earlier this year that if no more orders were received then the 757 productin line could be shut down by 2005. It was then a rumour, Boeing was still accepting new orders for the 757, both the 200 and 300 series aircraft, but now Boeing has officially announced that the 757 production line would soon come to an end. That means Boeing will no longer accept new orders. I see three reasons why Boeing has taken this decision, according to what I've been reading on airliners.net:
1. Boeing wants to officially launch the 7E7 next year
2. Continental has decided to cancel 6 753's on order and convert those to 738's.
3. No 757 orders have been received within the last two years (9-11 being the main reason sales at Boeing drastically dropped down, but another reason is a lot of airlines showed interest in the Next Generation 737 series aircraft), I'm not positive about that one, but I remember seeing somewhere that besides the 753's due to be delivered to Continental, Boeing has in remaining orders to be filled only 7 more aircrafts to build and deliver.
Today the 757 is old like the 727-200 was old 20 years ago.

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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:27 am

Shame, but we all knew it was coming....The 757 has been good to me, I've worked on it in various ways for 7 years now, in production at Boeing, in service at an airline and supporting the RB211 engines.. nice looking aircraft "Long Tall Sally".

The 757 will stay for some years as a venerable passenger aircraft and, with at least 1 STC out there for freighter conversions, sees a good long second life as a very fuel efficient and economical freighter to take up the slack when those 727 (and other stage 2/3) freighters start being mothballed.

(Note: JMC also operate the -300)

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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:53 am

To 727LOVER...992 757-200s have been ordered, with 6 left to be built. 61 757-300s have been ordered, with 12 left to be built as well...but the CO deal with Boeing is probably changing this. All in all, there probably be roughly 1,040 757s assembled. It didn't quite make the number of 727-200s made. Regards.
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 9:27 am

The 757 is a great plane and I love flying transcon in it. I think the main reason that 757 orders have fallen off is that the 757 is an orphan that doesn't fit with new market realities.

Airlines are trying to simplify fleets, especially in the US. Having two narrowbody families apparently doesn't fit those economic conditions, and the bulk of most carriers' narrowbody needs are in the 100-150-seat range. So the 73G series and A32X series--which as several people have noted have newer avionics as well--are the ones that stay in demand. As noted above, the 7E7 will cover the 753 and 762 capacity slots.

From what I read the 739 doesn't match the 757's range and stretches its range flying transcontinental. Is the 739X is supposed to solve that issue?

Continental and the few other 753 operators are exceptions--how many more a/c do they have on order? Fortunately, there are lots of 757's out there, so as Ben noted we'll no doubt be seeing them on the apron long after production ceases.

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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 9:43 am

I too love the 757, and am also very sad to here the news...the last two years have just sucked for the aviation industry. At least the oldest ones are only 20 years old, so they'll still be around for a few more.
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 10:09 am

This is terrible news.

The 757 is my second favourite aircraft, right behind the 727. I had hoped that boeing would at least consider the prospect that once the market picks up, the surplus 757s will get used again, and airlines will like to buy more new 757s off the line.

It'll take a miracle now to save the 757....nothing short of a very large order for a customer that projects wanting many of them over the years...placed in 2004...will save it. I hope this happens. Because like it or not, the 7e7 is not the replacement for the 757. The 739x might end up being one...but honestly, can a stretched-to-the-extreme 737NG really match the 757? The fuel economy and the power on the 757 are just two things to consider. The 739 right now is very underpowered compared to the 757.

Maybe boeing doesn't see the 757 market as having any future growth. I dont think this is true. The entire reason that the 757 isn't successful right now is simply because of the fact that there are so many surplus models out there. Once those go back into service, the demand will return, and itll take an economic recovery to make that happen.


I think this is a bad idea, to close the 757 line. I feel even worse knowing some people were cheering for this sort of news to come about. As much as you may like the 739 or the 7e7, they are no replacements for the 757. At least not yet. The 739 could never match the power and beauty of a 757. The 739 is just plain ugly by comparison.
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 10:45 am

I also love the 757, such a graceful aircraft  Smile
Sad to hear that they will be ending production.
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:13 am

What if ATA wants to order more 757s? Do you think they will buy something else, or buy used from another airline?
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:15 am

What are THE main reasons airlines no longer buy the 757 ?

They buy A321 - that's a huge cost savings for an airline comparing to 757. You need one aircraft family A319/320/321 instead of two 737/757. You need to train your crew only once. Moreover these crew are interchangeable so reliability increases. You spend less on maintenace etc etc.
That is why for example Iberia decided to retire their pretty new 757s.

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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:26 am

That is not the major reason. The A321 doesn't really match the 757. For an airline operating large fleets of 757s already, it makes much more sense to buy new 757s anyway.

The problem is that these large airlines that have large 757 fleets, are also the ones hurting the most from the economy (and no, before anyone tries to say it, that is NOT the 757's fault). Alot of planes, including 757s, have been sent into storage for now until the economy picks up, leading to a fast drain on the number of sales for the 757.

And the A321 is underpowered, but this is probably not a major concern for airlines when making a purchase choice. But airlines that already operate big 757 fleets are better off buying 757s than A321s. Don't give Airbus more credit than is due.
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:32 am

They may be ending production, but we'll be seeing these great looking aircraft for many years to come.  Smile  Smile
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:32 am

Underpowered? Thats what they called economic - no need to make impressive take offs and excessive climbs as passengers really don't like them.
Remember that buses were designed mainly for economics rather than impresive performance.

Ask Iberia what's the sense of replacing their perfect condition 757s. Even is the States some guys do see a sense:

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Obviously if an airline does not operate A320 family at all - then you're right - no sense t replace 757 by 321.

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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:33 am

I am becoming very disappointed with Boeing. This is one of the best airliners in the world. There are no others than can compete with it. There are damn few airplanes, let alone airliners, that can match it's performance.

It's moves like this that make me fear that Boeing will go the way of McDonnell Douglas when it comes to producing airliners. They'll find some way to screw it up.

I just can't believe it.
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Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:40 am

This is very sad news. The 757 is bar none the most graceful narrowbody airplane in service. Boeing is in the business to make money and not to please enthusiasts.
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:02 pm

Danny, those US Air 757s you posted may not end up going back to US Airways, but they will definitely end up going to another major carrier should their service be needed again (and they will).

The whole changing of fleet at US Airways really has nothing to do with the 757 or the A321 for that matter. It began with the A330. When USAir began implementing the A330 into their fleet, it made sense to grab the cockpit commonality of the 320, 321, etc.

some airlines will not go that route, however. Cockpit commonality isnt the demise of the 757. Excessive airframes in a bad economy is.
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:10 pm

A sensible decision on Boeing's part, to be sure, but even so I'll miss the 757's sleek lines. I know, they'll remain in service for years to come, but there's something rather dismal, for lack of a better term, about a "lame duck" model.

By the way, did anyone else notice that the legal disclaimers in Boeing's press release were substantially longer than the news part?
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:15 pm

Sad, sad news.  Crying One of my favorite aircrafts is going out of production. Oh well, it's time was coming. But we will still have them around in service for a long time.

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Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:26 pm

The 757 got cancelled? That's really bad. As far as short/medium hall jets go, they're great airplanes. I wonder if Boeing has another aircraft plan up its sleeve to replace the 757 with, because I don't think that the A321 will really take over from the 757, as it doesn't have the range that the 757 does, so does anyone know what airlines will be using to replace the 757's used on longhaul flights?

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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:38 pm

I think while 757 production is ending, the plane will continue in service well past 2010. I wouldn't be surprised that we may see a re-engining program for 757's that will allow the plane to easily meet ICAO Stage IV noise rules and reduce fuel burn quite a bit.

I think the reasons why Boeing ends 757 production are: 1) Boeing will offer the longer-range 737-900X (probably be called 737-900ER) that will fulfill many 757 roles on longer-range domestic routes and 2) Boeing will offer the shorter range 7E7 that can fulfill the longer-range role of the 757-200 and as a substitute for the 757-300.
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:54 pm

No 737 will ever take the place of the Boeing 757.  Crying
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:50 pm

RayChuang,
The 757 already meets Stage IV
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:05 pm

FlyABR, 1035 B757 delivered so far according to www.boeing.com
and 8 crashed according to www.aviation-safety.net (2 crashed on the 9/11-01 on
purpose, 1 got hit on the ground by another crash-landing plane and 1 midair
with a Tupolev), good record all in all, maybe not as impressive as the B777
but still good.
This shows basically that Boeing are serious about the B7E7, goodbye B757
and welcome B7E7...
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:21 pm

I saw Phil Condit on CNBC several months ago say that Boeing had 3 or 4 potential customers for the 757. But if none of them would commit within the next few months, then Boeing would have to seriously consider ending production. My guess is that none of those customers commited to 757 purchases.

In the last 6 weeks or so, I saw in the Chicago Tribune that Condit thought that the formal vote by the board of directors to authorize thetaking of orders for the 7E7 would more likely happen in the 4Q of '03, rather than 1Q of '04. So this announcement makes sense.

That said, I'm sure that the the introduction of the 737-900 helped bring about the end of the 757.

But, the 737-900 doesn't have an ER model. The 757-200 does have an ER model, because American uses it for West Coast-Hawaii, and it was used briefly on East Coast-UK routes.

And I would bet that the 737-900 doesn't have as much cargo capacity as a 757-200.
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:26 pm

Exactly. The 739 is not a viable replacement for the 757. It comes close in terms of capacity, but it doesnt exactly replace the 757 in it's own market.

the 739x might be another story...and although to a point I like 737s, the 737 is not a very unique bird in today's skies, unlike the 757, which i find to be a very classy, elegant aircraft. You might call a stretch of the 737 fuselage unique. I don't. The 757 is unique and it is a shame to see it potentially replaced by an aircraft that really is so generic, fuselage length aside.
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:00 pm

Soon they will all vanish. Boeings planes are out dated. Change is coming, change is good. We all just need to settle down and get used to it.

Now, for the future:

Single Aisle:

0-100 Seats - RJ's (Plenty of them)

7E7-100 - 100-150 Seats (2015)
7E7-200 - 150-200 Seats (2010)

Wide Body:

7E7-300 - 200-250 Seats (2008)
7E7-400 - 250-300 Seats (2009)
7E7-500 - 300-350 Seats (2020)

Do we dare???

Hump Top 7E7-600 - 350-450 Seats???? (2025)

 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:10 pm

Hmm...

Sad news indeed, always liked the 757. But she'll be around for years to come. Look at all the DC-9s everywhere, and all the MD-80s!

Great aircraft, a shame, but change has to be made to allow the future to come. This kinda puts more weight behind the 7E7 project.

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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:17 pm

7E7-100 - 100-150 Seats (2015)
7E7-200 - 150-200 Seats (2010)

Wide Body:

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As much as I do like the 7E7 and the way that it looks....

This is a boring future indeed. One type of aircraft covering nearly all the mid-high pax markets...and the Boeing 737 covering all the lower pax markets, makes for a miserable future for spotters. Good for airlines, bad for diversity.

It doesnt matter how beautiful an aircraft is. If that aircraft is covering every market out there, plane watching is bound to become mind-numbingly boring to do. Of course this is some 20 years down the road.
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:25 pm

It's not about boring, it's about cost effectiveness. At least it's not a Yugo!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:39 pm

Yep, I know about that.

For a minute I'm sitting aside the logic of the plan which my brain accepts...and letting my heart speak.

I love the 757. I love diverse types of aircraft. I've always been sad to see anything unique disappear from our skies.

As logical and beneficial to the airlines as a 7e7 fleet that spans all markets might be, we lose one valuable thing. The uniqueness of having many airliner types out there, each with it's own unique appearance, it's own historys and struggle to tell. If every plane is a 7e7, each plane is just a copy of the same chapter...rather than each variant writing a chapter of it's own. It may be efficient, but it doesn't beat looking up in the sky, and seeing almost a different type every single time.

Before the 737 became the giant that it has become, spanning so many markets, you used to see alot more DC-9s and 727s up there. I can say, speaking from the heart, that since the 737NG-stretch has been introduced...our skies have become somewhat less interesting to look at.
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Sat Oct 18, 2003 10:28 am

Soon they will all vanish. Boeings planes are out dated.

Whatever.  Yeah sure I guess the 777, the most advanced airliner in the world, doesn't count. Nor the 737NG. Nor the 747-400ER. Etc, etc, etc............
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Sat Oct 18, 2003 12:44 pm

The 757 is the best Twin Engine Plane in its range category. No other plane can come close it in terms of speed, comfort and safety. It is a very sad day indeed to see the 57 close up shop. I hope that Boeing gets a last minute orders for the planes, but I doubt that will happen, The 57 will truly be missed.


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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Sat Oct 18, 2003 3:27 pm

I've flown the 757 on transcon and overseas flights. Truly a beautiful and reliable airplane. It does though overlap with the 737NG. In an era of continuous cost-cutting by the airlines, it only makes sense that they would rather go with the 737 variants; they can now fly just as far, with similar pax counts and for a lot less money.

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