leelaw
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Will Winglet Conversion Bolster 757 Longterm?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:59 pm

I think CO's decision to add winglets to its 757-200 fleet is sound, will be widely followed, and contribute to a more vibrant after-market. What do the "Quant. Jocks" think?
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7e72004
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RE: Will Winglet Conversion Bolster 757 Longterm?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:28 pm

When will we see a 757 with winglets??  Big thumbs up
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RE: Will Winglet Conversion Bolster 757 Longterm?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:31 pm

If the 757 with winglet's perform well, may be Boeing will reopen the 757 production and come up with the 757-500 with winglet's, common cockpit with the 777/7e7, an all new wing and engine......Ok I'm dreaming Sad
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leelaw
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RE: Will Winglet Conversion Bolster 757 Longterm?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:32 pm

I believe the plan is to have certification complete by mid-2005.
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RE: Will Winglet Conversion Bolster 757 Longterm?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:33 pm

Is that possible? If the winglets somehow gave "new hope" for the 757 could they change their minds and keep the 757 line open??
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buckfifty
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RE: Will Winglet Conversion Bolster 757 Longterm?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:41 pm

Is that possible? If the winglets somehow gave "new hope" for the 757 could they change their minds and keep the 757 line open??

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RE: Will Winglet Conversion Bolster 757 Longterm?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:45 am

Asthetically...I think that a 757 with those blended winglets is gonna look...dumb.

BUT...stop the presses and hold back on the flaming, my winglet-obsessed associates...

Getting more bang for your buck is also a sound business practice. If this is going to cause the 757s to save more fuel in the long run, and allow them to stay in fleets longer, then yeah, by all means, go for it. I can get used to them with winglets, no problem. I'm just not gonna be all over the board saying "Man, winglets on a 757 are gonna suck the big one!" It's all about economics...not looks.
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RE: Will Winglet Conversion Bolster 757 Longterm?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:48 am

Is that possible? If the winglets somehow gave "new hope" for the 757 could they change their minds and keep the 757 line open??

No. Its done. The supply chain has been closed and it'd take a very long time to get it open again. It will not happen no matter what.

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RE: Will Winglet Conversion Bolster 757 Longterm?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 3:17 am

Winglets may add value to the 757's already in circulation. But it will not re-open the 757 line, that's gone for good.

I think it would be nice to see the winglets extend the usefulness of 757s. I can see 757s with winglets serving as cargo carriers long into the future. At least that's my hope  Smile
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RE: Will Winglet Conversion Bolster 757 Longterm?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 3:23 am

I do agree that a 757 with winglets is going to look a bit dumb. Ok...a LOT dumb. But, as stated above, in this day and age it 'aint about looks, is it? Smile Just economics. The bottom line will always prevail over looks. To me, it's like the 727 with winglets....why?
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