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Boeing Considers Developing a 757-PLUS Instead of New Mid-Market-Airplane Dubbed 797

Old 8th May 2020, 19:53
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Boeing Considers Developing a 757-PLUS Instead of New Mid-Market-Airplane Dubbed 797

Another "Here we go again." By the time it happens, the certification basis will be 40 years old. Come own, FAA, amend
14 CFR 21.101 Changed Product Rule so this "new" airplane meets the current safety standards the 797 would have had to.

And while they are ait, amend the delegation processes, particularly with regard to ODA.
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Old 8th May 2020, 20:05
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Source?

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Old 8th May 2020, 20:06
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Already discussed here:
Boeing to cut 10% of workforce amid staggering $641 million loss in first quarter

BTW, can someone provide a link to said article(s)? I personally find the idea of re-introducing the 757 to be silly - is this really something coming out of Boeing, or is it fanciful speculation by an ignorant media?
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Old 8th May 2020, 20:23
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Boeing Considers Developing a 757-PLUS Instead of New Mid-Market-Airplane Dubbed 797

That headline could have been written (and has been) at any time in the last 10 years, with as much likelihood of it happening.
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Old 8th May 2020, 20:46
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Persistent fanboy rumor on another aviation forum. The 757 production line is dead, the tooling has been scrapped, and it's going to stay that way. Amazing airplane for its day, but that day is passing.
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I think this is where this reumor got starts,,,,again.

https://www.reuters.com/article/airc...-idUSL5N2CF5PN
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Originally Posted by Spooky 2 View Post
I think this is where this reumor got starts,,,,again.

https://www.reuters.com/article/airc...-idUSL5N2CF5PN
That's actually decently insightful article. Funny how some people read:
Since then, Boeing has been looking at distilling the two-aircraft NMA programme into one new 757-style plane, while studying a more modest 767 upgrade, sources said.
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A 757 replacement would counter strong sales of the Airbus A321 and allow Boeing to pioneer systems needed in future replacements of all small and medium jets - notably cockpits.
somehow think that means Boeing is going to reintroduce the 757...
Interesting to see that (at least per the linked article) Boeing is again looking at my preferred option for the mid-market - a '767X' with a new wing, engine, and avionics...
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
That's actually decently insightful article. Funny how some people read:

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somehow think that means Boeing is going to reintroduce the 757...
Interesting to see that (at least per the linked article) Boeing is again looking at my preferred option for the mid-market - a '767X' with a new wing, engine, and avionics...
I said the same thing so ago now. That Boeing needs to bring back the 757 instead of trying to force a Boeing 737 to be a 757... cancelling the 757 was a very bad decision...just upgrade avionics, engines and wings.
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I said the same thing so ago now. That Boeing needs to bring back the 757 instead of trying to force a Boeing 737 to be a 757... cancelling the 757 was a very bad decision...just upgrade avionics, engines and wings.
The problem with simply replacing the 737 with the 757 was that the 757 cost much more to build. During the 757 development, it was assumed that jet fuel would be well over $5/gallon by the year 2000, so nearly every trade of cost vs. weight (or fuel burn) fell on the side of less weight/higher cost. For much of the next 20 years the focus went the other way - making the aircraft heavier but less expensive to build - but it still cost far more to build relative to the 737NG. Which is why the 757 eventually died - it's better capabilities relative to the 737NG didn't justify it's higher cost.
I really hope that whatever Boeing eventually replaces the 737 with has a new, wider fuselage. The 707/727/737/757 cross section is simply obsolete for the current generation of larger, wider passengers.
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Originally Posted by Pugilistic Animus View Post
I said the same thing so ago now. That Boeing needs to bring back the 757 instead of trying to force a Boeing 737 to be a 757... cancelling the 757 was a very bad decision...just upgrade avionics, engines and wings.
757 line was stopped more than 15 years ago purely due to a lack of demand. How people can keep kicking the dead horse...
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757 was and is still a good aircraft, however 737 Max was (hopefully) the ultimate upgrade to an aircraft in continuous production since the 60's. Resurrecting an aircraft that first flew only 15 years later than the first 737 isn't going to happen.
Boeing have to develop world class solutions to make the 737 Max work and restore confidence in the brand.
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
I really hope that whatever Boeing eventually replaces the 737 with has a new, wider fuselage. The 707/727/737/757 cross section is simply obsolete for the current generation of larger, wider passengers.

It's all about the widebodies!
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That is the Reuters article, and another websites referal to it, I looked at wen when this was discussed on the "Boeing to cut 10%" thread.
"Any replacement would have slightly more range and seats, with one source nicknaming it “757-Plus” " was seen to be a reference to that 757-Plus was an internal workname used in Boeing.
There is more to this than can just be brushed off due to missing tooling. It can't all have been lost. The plane is still flying and one can still get spares. You can be sure the plans haven't gone missing.
The 767 is a widebody and can never be a quick and oversized fit straight into the airport parking spaces own stairs no belly containers 737 ExMax replacement. The 757 with a bit of more modern, economically optimized manufacturing, lighter composits and modern methoods of glueing and the latest most fuel efficient engines can. And the engines will fit actually under the wings. Also rumoured it can take off sanz tail scraping even without landing gear trickery.
Boeing don't need a mid market replacement. It has the 787. What it needs is a bread and butter plane it can sell and make in big volumes, within 3 to 4 years. Hopefully start preselling in 2 when the market comes back. Then having a tried and tested starter to modify speeds up the process.
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They can develop a brand new mid-size machine and CALL it the 757. It does not have to be BASED on the 75 other than approximate size and range. The 757+ could be a clean sheet design. They might just want to reuse the number to keep '9' for the future.
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This is all based on the success of the evolutions of the A321. As TDRacer says, can Boeing really compete by evolving a very old design (757) ? There is generally a huge love of the 757 because it is an aesthetically pleasing design (especially with winglets), the love pilots have for it due performance, and the unintended niche in TATL flying it found in later life. How big is this market? Can it sustain 2 competing airframes when we consider crew currency? IE the crew can fly a Boeing equivalent of the A320 on a 2 hour sector today, then an 8 hour sector with an A321XLR equivalent overnight tomorrow on the same rating? Is it actually worth Boeing's expense to divide this market with Airbus? In a similar fashion to the B748 vs A388 argument....have both manufacturers lost...or have Boeing lost "less" because the B748 has the freighter variant.

I think we're mixing possibilities here. The 757 achieved what it did because of powerful engines, big wings and double bogey gear to get good runway performance and range at the expense of fuel burn due those thrusty engines at the expense of weight. In the modern world, are you better with two different types to achieve same mission or one type compromised in one to accommodate the other? No doubt a new bespoke design in the niche would knock Airbus' socks off, is the market in that niche big enough to justify the expense?.....
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Originally Posted by vikingivesterled View Post
That is the Reuters article, and another websites referal to it, I looked at wen when this was discussed on the "Boeing to cut 10%" thread.
"Any replacement would have slightly more range and seats, with one source nicknaming it “757-Plus” " was seen to be a reference to that 757-Plus was an internal workname used in Boeing.
No where does it say the anonymous source was Boeing, or someone inside Boeing. And even if it was, any internal designations at this point are pretty much meaningless - the aircraft that became the 777 was initially called the the "767-X".
There is more to this than can just be brushed off due to missing tooling. It can't all have been lost. The plane is still flying and one can still get spares. You can be sure the plans haven't gone missing.
No, the tooling is long gone (except for some of the fuselage stuff common to the 737). The really expensive stuff is for the wing and that was the first to go to make space for expanded 737 production. Heck, most of the tooling for the C-17 is gone, and it's only been out of production for a few years. If you need primary structure for an existing 757, you'll probably have to go to the boneyard, or find someone that has the expertise to make one-off stuff. Yes, the drawings still exist, but not in the form necessary for 21st Century production methods. Developing and producing the tooling and manufacturing for a new aircraft costs a fortune - often more than the total engineering and development costs. Besides, you're still going to need a new wing and engines or you're going to end up with the same operating economics of a 737NG but with a bit more range... Avionics will nearly all need to be replaces simply because you simply can't buy avionics that were designed 40 years ago - keeping the avionics in the existing 757/767 fleet going is a never ending battle because nobody makes the components that were used 40 years ago.


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Problem is McDonald Douglas execs shmoozed their way into the top jobs at Boeing..displacing all the engineer types that previously ran Boeing..set fire to the culture of the company and pushed all Boeing’s culture out the door. Now there’s not enough people in Boeing willing to call a spade a spade..and point out obvious flaws in designs..and the culture now punishes people for doing that anyway..so the question is; can Boeing even design a successful clean sheet passenger aircraft anymore..the answer I suspect is no..so that might lead credence to resurrection of old types rumors
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the answer I suspect is no..so that might lead credence to resurrection of old types rumors
Recent history would suggest that even is doubtful of current capabilities.
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tdracer - I fully agree that it would need a brand new multimodel cocpit updated to modern standards and prepared for the future of more automation. The body sould also be a composite play like the 787.
However, using the 757 as a template would not only create a good looking plane, as some comments have agreed with, but probably shave a couple of years, and associated costs, of the development cycle by reusing some of the principals like aerodynamic shape and and landing gear. Something Boeing desperately needs at the moment.
Personally I don't agree with this trend for ever larger 737's for the bread and butter jobs of short haul flying. The 150 seat aircraft was a more versatile one that encouragede more direct routes and higher frequencies. However the larger planes have been encouraged by slot restrictions, airport fees and increasing pilot costs.
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