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THE END OF AN ERA - BOEING 757

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David (The-GPS-Kid) Captain

Boeing ceased production of the 757 last month - with the last one ever to be manufactured being delivered to Shanghai Airlines.

The 757 was designed and produced in tandem with the 767 and both planes share a common type rating for Pilots. The 767 continues to solider on as a slightly cheaper alternative to the Airbus A330/A340 and Boeing's own 777 - albeit with older design and engineering technology.

Boeing are upbeat about the closure of the 757 line, citing their own 737-900 series as an effective replacement. (The -900 series being the largest of the New Generation 737).

The 757's excellent reliability (99% of the 1,050 built are still in active service) means that 757s will still be gracing the skies for at least the next decade or two.

rockingbasser Guest

big shame, nice aircraft, i hope the dreamliner is a worthy replcaement but for now i guess we have the 737-900.

Pro Member First Officer
leadfoot First Officer

I agree, it is a true shame. The 757 is the Beauty Queen of the sky.

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Alex (Fire_Emblem_Master) Chief Captain

WAHHHHH!!! Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

I loved that plane, I've got over 200 Sim hours on a 757-200. *crying*

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Scott Archbold (Scotteiboi) Trainee

**tear** I don't care how long it rules the sky, i will ALWAYS love the 757. **bawls**

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