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The last 757 flew away yesterday ,it was number 1050 delivered to shanghai airlines. Sad to see it go.

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Oh well. I'm not a pilot but have seen many real-life pilots and other aviation professionals commenting on the sheer power and take-off and climb performance and over-weight tolerance ability of the 757.Was it the operating costs of the airplane which finally ended its life, as with all other older commercial jets?John

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Well, I'd say over 1000 would be termed a success. Congratulations Boeing.aopa.gif" border="0" alt="Grab My FREEWARE Voice recognition Profiles here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=58334]Cessna 172 Voice Profile[/a][a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=60740]FSD Avanti Voice Profile[/a].You will need the main FREEWARE Flight Assistant program to use it, get it here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=genutils&DLID=39661]Flight Assistant 2.2[/a]

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------------------------------------------------------------------------Was it the operating costs of the airplane which finally ended its life, as with all other older commercial jets?------------------------------------------------------------------------From CNN:Boeing in late 2003 decided to end 757 production because the increased capabilities of the newest 737s and the potential of the all-new Boeing 787 fulfill the 757 market's needs. The 757 fleet worldwide has flown more than 35 million hours, which is equivalent to one airplane flying continuously for 4,000 years.

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I had a first-hand experience this past January to see several of them taking off and landing at the relatively shortfield runway at St-Maarten Princess Juliana airport (SXM/TNCM) and video-taped them! The runway is only 7550 ft. but I can see why the 757 is hailed for its take-off performance for it took approximately 2/3 of the runway to lift-off. Of course, I don't know its GTOW.John

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