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What Ended The 757 Production?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:29 pm

Im not sure why the 757 production was stopped was it because of lack of orders or just to make way for the 7e7 ?
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RE: What Ended The 757 Production?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:42 pm

Lack of orders

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RE: What Ended The 757 Production?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:45 pm

Lack of orders because of the B737NG
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RE: What Ended The 757 Production?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:51 pm

737-900: Cheaper, relatively same size. Unfortunately, aesthetics and the ability to rocket off a runway even with a full pax load aren't very high selling points for new aircraft.

IMO, The shutting down of the 757 line is symbolic of the glory days gone forever. Flying is no longer the experience that it was back in the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's. Used to be that flying was done on graceful "Clippers of the sky," or "Luxury Liners," whereas now flying for most people is like getting on a bus. An Airbus.
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RE: What Ended The 757 Production?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:07 pm

It came as a shock to me personally i love the 757 .
Thx for the info guys .
No doubt she will be around for a long time to come .
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RE: What Ended The 757 Production?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 7:03 pm

1. Good aircraft but underneath it's still an 20-year old design. Time to move on.
2. US majors in poor financial condition.
3. Too large for LCCs.

 
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RE: What Ended The 757 Production?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:21 am

IMO, The shutting down of the 757 line is symbolic of the glory days gone forever. Flying is no longer the experience that it was back in the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's. Used to be that flying was done on graceful "Clippers of the sky," or "Luxury Liners," whereas now flying for most people is like getting on a bus. An Airbus.

With all due respect, get over it. No, flying isn't how it used to be - it's no longer restricted to the wealthy, it's no longer as risky and it's no longer an event in itself. Personally I'd rather lose a bit of the glamour and exclusivity in favour of widening access to air travel for all. And don't use Airbus as a scapegoat for your perceived decline.
 
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RE: What Ended The 757 Production?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:24 am

"IMO, The shutting down of the 757 line is symbolic of the glory days gone forever."

I'd argue that the OPENING of the 757 line symbolized the end of the glory days of airline travel - a plane by bean counters, for bean counters.
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RE: What Ended The 757 Production?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:43 am

Well, There's enough 757's already in the world, they'll be around for a while. I'm really looking forward to the new technology.

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RE: What Ended The 757 Production?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:50 am

Boeing is pouring millions into the 7E7. They also have a history of gradually phasing out aircraft as more efficiency is demanded by their customers. I hated seeing the 727 and 707 go by the wayside, but it was their time and now is the time for Boeing to bid adieu to the 757.

It's called progress, folks.
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