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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Sat Oct 18, 2003 6:33 pm

Boeing have floated the idea of a B739ER several times which should plug the gap of the 752.At least one customer of the B753 hasn't been overly pleased with it either.
But then,it is a 20 year old plane which at first looked like it wouldn't sell at all well.1,000+ is not a bad result and they will be around for another 20 years in the form of freighters eg DHL in Europe with ex BA machines.
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:43 pm

I would not be surprised if TZ picks up a few more B753s. They are still adding flights and routes.
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Sun Oct 19, 2003 12:05 am

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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Sun Oct 19, 2003 1:56 am

Its really sad to see the B757 coming to an end...if only some Chinese airline makes a huge order 2 prolong its production life...
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Mon Oct 20, 2003 1:19 pm

My favorite narrow-body aircraft...comfortable and versatile -and very unique & hopefully i'l have a change to fly it many times in the next 10-15 yrs  Smile
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Mon Oct 20, 2003 1:25 pm

I am becoming very disappointed with Boeing. This is one of the best airliners in the world.

It makes me sad, but there are no orders. Nobody wants it. It would be almost criminally negligent of Boeing to continue offering it.

This has nothing to do with McDonnell or Stonecipher. This has to do with Boeing sucking it up and making the hard choice. Its the right one.

What is bad on Boeing's part is that the 739 is a piss poor plane. Airbus is going to walk away with all the future business until the 739X materializes, if ever.

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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Tue Oct 21, 2003 2:04 pm

Considering the 757/767 was a single program, Boeing still has the opportunity to hit 2250 orders for the combined program, with the tanker orders. I'd say that's a pretty good run.
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Tue Oct 21, 2003 4:12 pm

Since the 757 and 767 are one line, how long do you think until we see the shutdown of the 767? Will the 7e7 replace the 767?


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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:03 pm

7e7 replace the 767?
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Yes, though it will also open up new markets due to the range of its heavier varients. In fact, this pretty much assures that the 7e7 will be built. You don't announce that you are seriously considering a direct replacement for another aircraft type unless you are darn serious, because that has a big impact on 767 sales. Who would want to start a new 767 fleet now? Nobody, because it will be obsolete a lot sooner than just about any other new aircraft you could buy.

As others have said My guess is that as soon as the 7E7 is formally available for order, the 767 line will be relegated mainly to building military airframes.
 
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RE: Boeing To End Production Of 757 In Late 2004

Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:26 pm

Nice to see all the passionate and poetic posts of 757 admirers!

For those that don't realize it (or rave about the comfort of the 757), the 757 cabin cross section is virtually identical to the 707, 727, and 737. All the seats are 17.2 inches wide.

Continental just switched their remaining 757 orders to 738's this week.
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