Market for Boeing 757 too small to replace with new model: CEO

American Airlines Boeing 757

There’s no current business case for reviving the Boeing 757. Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said there isn’t sufficient need for that model plane when he was asked about the still-popular long-range single-aisle aircraft at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami Wednesday. The Boeing 757 is larger than any of the current 737s, but with […]

Boeing Rejects Business Case for 757 Re-engining

United Airlines Boeing 757

Boeing vice-president Randy Tinseth says the company has studied reviving and re-engining the 757 “a couple” of times, but concluded that the economics do not make sense. “We’re not studying 757 re-engined replacements right now. It just doesn’t work,” says Tinseth, addressing the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) conference in Seattle. Tinseth was asked to […]

Airbus Makes a Bold Move Into the Boeing 757’s Territory

Airbus A321

For the past three decades, the Boeing 757 has occupied a unique spot among commercial aircraft. It is by far the largest and longest-range narrow-body jet. It is the only single-aisle plane capable of crossing the Atlantic. Being smaller than wide bodies, the 757 can profitably serve routes with lighter traffic. However, Boeing stopped building […]

Boeing in Talks on 757 Replacement as Airbus Lands Buyer

American Airlines Boeing 757

Boeing Co. has met with about 30 customers to discuss how to best fill the market void for trans-Atlantic flying left by its out-of-production 757 jetliner as Airbus Group NV (AIR) offers its response: a new long-range A321 model. Boeing executives are convinced the solution to the 757 replacement lies in an airframe that’s larger […]

Boeing Revisits Past In Hunt For 737 / 757 Replacements

United Airlines Boeing 757

For years, Boeing wrestled with how to replace a best–selling single-aisle product with an all-new design in one size s-ector while simultaneously protecting the longer-range, middle-of-the-market (MOM) from the predatory ambitions of Airbus. Although this may sound like the 737 and 757 replacements conundrum faced by Boeing today, it is, in fact, the scenario that […]

Airbus Long-Range A321neo Stirs CIT Interest as Replacement for 757

Airbus Group NV is getting support from CIT Group Inc., a crucial leasing customer, as the planemaker pushes a new aircraft as a replacement for Boeing’s discontinued 757. CIT’s Transportation Financing unit is a likely buyer of Airbus’s proposed Airbus Long-Range A321neo, President Jeff Knittel said yesterday. With extra fuel tanks, the single-aisle jet would […]