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NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:19 am

According to the VP Inflight Services at NWA and sources in NWA's SOC (System Operations Control), NWA is exploring with Boeing the possibility of re-opening the B757 line. NWA is so smitten with the B757 and it's performance that several routes are being considered. BOS-GLA and BOS-CDG for transatlantic (former NWA routes operated with DC10's). Also, NWA is quite pleased with it's re-entry into West Coast-HNL markets (LAX, SEA, SFO and PDX bookings/loads are strong) that NWA wants to go double daily in the West Coast-HNL market. NWA is also thrilled with the performance on SEA-KOA/OGG and wants to expand as well. Possible cities include SAN, PHX and LAS. Will be interesting to see how this impacts HA and Aloha. From what I have read, NWA will be the only major US carrier with this type of frequency in this market. Even UA has only 1 daily out of SFO/LAX. Anyone else following this ? Big grin
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:24 am

Has Boeing dismantled any of the jigs to build the aircraft on? This would be great news if true.
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:25 am

Do you have a source for this rumor? Seems rather odd to me, NW is a long time 757 operator, and now that the 757 line is closing, they suddenly decide that they need more of the type?

That being said, the 757-300 is a great airliner.....its timing was all wrong. It is probably the most effecient way to move 225 pax on routes from 1500-3000 miles and is well suited for NW's West Coast-Hawaiian services.
 
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:27 am

Even UA has only 1 daily out of SFO/LAX.

United operates an assload of Hawaiian market flights other than KOA and OGG with frequency that NW couldn't support.

To the topic... the bottom line is that NW would have to order 100 or 150 new 757s in order to make it even mildly interesting for Boeing to consider, and the shortest timeframe possible would probably be a year.

I doubt seriously this is possible. Boeing suppliers have nothing in the chain for the 757 and would have to reramp. It wouldn't be worth it to them.

If NW really wants to refocus the 757 onto North Atlantic and Hawaiian routes, the best (and cheapest) route is to supplement their extremely large 319/320 fleet with the 321 for domestic high-load routes, and dedicate the 757 fleet to Oceanic routes.

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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:27 am

Though I view this such assertion with a heavy degree of skepticism, if indeed it's true... you'd think NW could've been slightly quicker to the draw with this.

Boeing scoured the Earth for nearly three years trying to find additional 757 customers. They've also got the charge down for closing the line.
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:28 am

Would be super nice if it's true....but, isn't there a few NW 757's in the desert right now, or did they recall those?

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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:31 am

If NWA wants more 752's, I'm sure Condor will be happy to sell them some (or all) of their PW powered ones. The cost would be reasonable and with D-checks and new interiors & paint, you would have wonderful new capacity. If NWA wants new 753's, that's a different matter as I believe NWA is the only PW powered operator of the 753.

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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:32 am

So we here that NW is looking at the 7E7-8 to open up new Asian markets, then we hear they wish Boeing would print out a few more 757s? Any possible relation? It's kinda wierd that NW gave Boeing a cold-shoulder for so many years and is suddenly at their doorsteep looking for orders.....
 
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:36 am

Thanks gigneil for the UA info. Will be interesting to see how much frequency UAL maintains in bankruptcy. Not sure if I agree with your A321 theory though. We are using 757's in the Pacific also with great success.

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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:36 am

While, I'm sure that there are PLENTY of 752s in the desert, I really think that it's the 753 that they want more of.

I thought I read somewhere that NW is perverbially "kicking themselves" for not ordering more, and by the time they took delivery on them it was too late to get anymore.

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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:37 am

Hey, if CO could get new 762s a few years ago, the precedent certainly stands for NW to persaude Boeing to make some more 57s
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Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:38 am

DfwRevolution, I totally agree. Management must have had a Boeing epiphany or something. Big grin
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:42 am

", the precedent certainly stands for NW to persaude Boeing to make some more 57s"

I don't recall this precedent. Do you really think Boeing would open up the line again for *ONE* customer after trying for 3 years without success to find more customers???

I really think the 757 is a *GREAT* plane in both -200 and -300 forms but I have trouble believing this could really come about.

 
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:44 am

DfwRevolution, I'm unaware of any stories about Boeing giving NWA the cold shoulder. What is the background of that comment? Thanks. Also, I recall a few years ago Atlas Air bought 2 ex-ANA 747SR's with GE engines to re-engine 2 of their PW powered 742 freighters (I know 1 was an ex-Air France purpose built freighter). Condor may be willing to sell some of it's RR powered 753's which could then be modified with PW engines if so needed. The cost of these relatively new & low time 753's would certainly be less than re-starting the 757 production line, not to mention having to get all of the suppliers and long lead items lined up.
 
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Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:46 am

Hey, if CO could get new 762s a few years ago, the precedent certainly stands for NW to persaude Boeing to make some more 57s

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This would be very different, when CO chose the 762, the 767 line was up and running......the 762/763/764 are all built on the same line and very little extra effort was required for Boeing to build 10 shortbody 762ERS for CO. In this case, Boeing has closed down 757 production - restarting the line would have major financial impacts, as well as getting the line and suppliers back on-line.
 
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:54 am

Hey, if CO could get new 762s a few years ago, the precedent certainly stands for NW to persaude Boeing to make some more 57s

Anecdotal conclusion at best.

It cost Boeing very little to output more 762s, as the 767 line was still alive & kicking at the time, and therefore manufacturing that variant could easily be worked into the construction numbers.
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:56 am

Navion: Yep, its the -300 NWA is hot for...

Also agree with Dutchjet about the major financial impacts of releasing the line again. Although none of us know just how much Boeing completely shut it down do we?

ForeverRC: yes, NWA is kicking themselves and I must admit, I am surprised at how hot they are for this aircraft..now it will just be second hand jets. I am sure they will get a good deal. Or, did they plan on this all along? looking at the dollar...
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Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:59 am

Is NW the only operator of PW powered 757-300s?
 
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:02 pm

Will be interesting to see how much frequency UAL maintains in bankruptcy.

United has been in bankruptcy for a very long time, and has added significant capacity to the Hawaiian Islands in that time.

Not sure if I agree with your A321 theory though.

I don't see why... the 321 is an available aircraft, and can be used on shorter domestic routes to free up the 757s for more profitable work.

Hey, if CO could get new 762s a few years ago, the precedent certainly stands for NW to persaude Boeing to make some more 57s

No such precedent. The 767 line was open, the 757 line is not. The 762 is a currently-in-production airliner even as we speak.

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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:02 pm

Dutchjet:

Not sure but I have seen much debate on the PW issue. Interestingly, NWA got rid of the few former RC 757's as they were RR (now with America West).
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Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:04 pm

Is NW the only operator of PW powered 757-300s?

Yes, they are.

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Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:04 pm

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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:07 pm

I know about the Republic 757s, ancient history!!

I really do not see NW compromising on the engine issue, if they are serious about additional 753s, they will want those aircraft equipped with PWs, just like the rest of their 757 fleet.

As mentioned above, Condor has been looking to dump all or part of its 753 fleet for years.....to date has any 757 had an engine swap, going from PW to RR engines, or vice versa....sounds expensive to me.
 
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Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:10 pm

Dutchjet:

I couldn't resist digging into the archives.
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:12 pm

to date has any 757 had an engine swap, going from PW to RR engines, or vice versa....sounds expensive to me.

It is possible... but, as you said, very expensive, and I don't know if its been done on the 75 before.

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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:24 pm

An engine swap has got to be cheaper than re-starting production or buying new ones if production is restarted. Don't forget, the RR engines are popular and could be credited toward the cost of buying new PW2043's.
 
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:25 pm

I would love to see this happen but I don't know that it's a likely possiblity.


But here's a question:

What about a conversion?


This is probably a stupid question but is it possible....for NWA to convert some 752s into 753s if Boeing was willing to use some plugs from another parked 752?

It would require scrapping one plane to increase the size of another. But could it be done?
 
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:27 pm

Wow, NW seems to be getting pretty "buddy buddy" with Boeing here. Maybe we'll even see them place an order for the 717  Innocent. I can only hope....


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Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:31 pm

It would require scrapping one plane to increase the size of another. But could it be done?

I sincerely doubt it... but stranger things, right?

An engine swap has got to be cheaper than re-starting production or buying new ones if production is restarted.

Many people find buying a new frame to be cheaper than re-engining an old one.

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Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:31 pm

"Wow, NW seems to be getting pretty "buddy buddy" with Boeing here. Maybe we'll even see them place an order for the 717 . I can only hope...."


Management says the DC9's can last another 15-20 years...yikes! I'm with ya on the 717.

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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:36 pm

So let me get this straight.

1. NOBODY orders the 757?
2. Boeing decides to close the line down
3. NWA apparently decides they want some more after the line is shut down?

Damn!, is it gunna be like that for the 717 too.

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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:48 pm

I am sure that NWA will have as much success with Boeing reopening the 757 line as Lufthansa Cargo had with Boeing keeping the MD-11 line open.
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Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:49 pm

According to this article, the last 757 is being produced this month, so the line hasn't been shut down yet.
 
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:58 pm

NWA could have kept the 757 line with an order for 12-18 aircraft to be delivered at 1/month. It's a little late now for them to be lamenting the closure of the 757 line.

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Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:00 pm

Thanks Tekelberry. At last someone who isn't a know it all arguementative. Much appreciated.
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:04 pm

Could PDX see an additional NWA PDX-HNL flight in the future?
 
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:25 pm

Hmm...hasn't Boeing Wichita already sent off the last 75 fuselage?
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:35 pm

I'm surprised Northwest hasn't asked Boeing to reopen the Douglas DC-9 line
 
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Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:45 pm

Would this have anything to do with the changing of the CEO?

Thanks again.

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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:54 pm

Even though the last 757 is due to be delivered this month, the beginning of the line of parts might have shut down already. Hopefully this is not the case.

NW will probably pick up several 7E7's instead.

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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 2:10 pm

Doesn't it cost money to re-open the 757 line? I highly doubt that Boeing wants to re-open the line. If NW was that interested in getting more 753s, Boeing would say "Sorry, NW....we shut down the 757 production line....you snooze you lose...."

Honestly, I dont think Boeing will revive the 757 line just for one airline's benefit.
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Mon Oct 04, 2004 2:41 pm

I know this could be considered a stupid remark, but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Why couldn't Boeing offer a shorter fuselage of the 757-300, perhaps call it 757-400?

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Mon Oct 04, 2004 2:43 pm

Why couldn't Boeing offer a shorter fuselage of the 757-300, perhaps call it 757-400?

Take a good look at the 738 and 739....there ya go!
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 2:48 pm

Guys dont be so sure....

This may be a "just in time" measure. NW has been a very good airbus customer the last few years, and I am sure boeing would like to get back in the action.

Now, there is no way in hell we are gonna see 737NG's at NW, but, if Boeing snubs this carrier it is just an inviation for them to go back to europe.

There is every chance NW could be the first american passenger A380 order for Asian services (either them or UAL) and NW is one of the more financially healthy US carriers at the moment. So given all of that, NW shouldn't be dismissed by Boeing. NW is certainly in a much better position than American, Delta or United to make any kind of order at the moment, and If i were a boeing executive, id be hounding this one..... cause old DC-9s can't fly forever so keeping these guys happy, is a good start.

Infact if I were CEO of boeing, I'd Give NW a handful of 717s (fully optioned with higher weights and ventral stairs etc) and tell them that if they like them, they can pay for them in 2 years time. Tie that up to a 757 order and you may find you get your DC-9 replacement finally underway.
 
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 2:58 pm

HP would love to get their hands on some new 757's (probably both -200 and -300...RR powered of course). If both NW and HP were to order, say 100-200 between the two of them, why wouldn't Boeing keep the line open? The R&D is done, the capitol is all in place still, it would be pure gravy for Boeing and those that work on the 757 line...although I would guess many of those working on the 757 line were eventually going to move over to the 7E7 line, but that's just a PAG.
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Mon Oct 04, 2004 2:58 pm

Infact if I were CEO of boeing, I'd Give NW a handful of 717s (fully optioned with higher weights and ventral stairs etc) and tell them that if they like them, they can pay for them in 2 years time. Tie that up to a 757 order and you may find you get your DC-9 replacement finally underway.

I agree. Depends how serious Boeing is about the 757, 717 and retaining NW as a significant customer.

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Mon Oct 04, 2004 3:01 pm

HP would love to get their hands on some new 757's (probably both -200 and -300...RR powered of course).

How do YOU know this??
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Mon Oct 04, 2004 3:02 pm

AirframeAS

When was the last time you travelled to Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai or Tokyo?

Seriously, I live in the eastern half of the world and I can tell you, flights to these cities are ALWAYS FULL. So in the next ten years, unless your American carriers want to hand all the business to the likes of SIA, you're gonna need extra capacity. This isn't europe-nrth america, things work differently here. I'm not saying they need that capacity now, but NW are a 744 operator afterall. And where to 744s fly?

If any (and note i said 'if') american carriers order the A380, it will be United or NW. You know, one big difference is the way the population is structured. Both North America and europe are full of lots of smaller regional cities, with a few supercities like London and New York. Asia, is not. It is full of lots of huge cities. Like some city way out the back of china called ChingChong (not a joke) that has 28 million people living in it. We're not talking Denver to Munich here.
 
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Mon Oct 04, 2004 3:10 pm

When was the last time you travelled to Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai or Tokyo?

Never have...and have no plans to or any intentions to.

Seriously, I live in the eastern half of the world and I can tell you, flights to these cities are ALWAYS FULL.

So? Whats your point? If you want a flight on any of those routes, book ahead of time.

So in the next ten years, unless your American carriers want to hand all the business to the likes of SIA, you're gonna need extra capacity.

They can fly here, but they cant fly US domestic routes per U.S. law.

If any (and note i said 'if') american carriers order the A380, it will be United or NW.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but its going to be no one at the rate the airlines are at now, expecially UA. If UA added the A380 to its fleet, they would be sinking faster than the Titanic did. I think you are having a dream, man. Snap out of it. It isnt gonna happen. You can dream all you want but still it aint gonna happen!
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RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

Mon Oct 04, 2004 3:21 pm

HP would love to get their hands on some new 757's (probably both -200 and -300...RR powered of course).

How do YOU know this??

It has been discussed widely that HP is looking not only for airframes to replace their aging 757 fleet, but to expand it as well. Unfortunately, HP was not in the financial shape necessary a few years ago when Boeing announced the closing of its 757 line. But today, they have the means and could certainly use at least 50 airframes at the rate they are expanding. HP loves the 757 for its high and hot performance as well as its ETOPS potential!
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