blank2

Follow Us

Teal Group gathers, classifies, and analyzes information from a wide range of sources. Our analysts publish News Briefs several times a year. Subscribe via email to receive each News Brief when it is published or join our mailing list to receive updates quarterly.

View All News Briefs     Subscribe Via Email     Join Mailing List

24 March 2014

The Case for a Scaled-up Successor to the Boeing 757

Richard L. Aboulafia, Vice President, Analysis

At last month's Singapore Airshow, Boeing executives discussed the 200-280-seat segment as a potential market for the company's next new jet. Airbus also has examined a new jet in this class. There are valid reasons to believe this will be the next new jetliner that one or both companies pursue, and that it will open a pivotal battleground.

Consider the market. Boeing built 1,049 757s, including 55 stretched -300 variants. Of these, 978 are still in service, according to the Airline Monitor. There have been more retirements of Boeing 737NGs than 757s, even though the latter jets are much older. Retrofit work on 757s, most notably to install range-extending winglets, has provided solid business, and it's quite likely these planes will be used to a relatively advanced age.

Several factors contributed to the 757 line's shutdown in 2005. As major U.S. carriers moved toward faster turnaround times and more frequent departures at hubs, their needs skewed to smaller jets. At the same time, European charter operators with 757s fell prey to low-cost carriers using Airbus A320s and 737s. And Boeing, under serious profit pressure, was desperate to control costs by moving toward a simpler product line with fewer models.

About the Author

Richard L. Aboulafia

Richard L. Aboulafia

Richard is Vice President of Analysis at Teal Group. He manages consulting projects in the commercial and military aircraft field and analyzes broader defense and aerospace trends. He has advised numerous aerospace companies, including most prime and many second- and third-tier contractors in the US, Europe and Asia. He also advises numerous financial institutions on aerospace market conditions.

Teal Group offers online access to all our products through the web. Contact our Sales Staff to obtain a user ID and password for online access. Instructions for accessing the Online Demo are found below. You will only have access to the Online Demo product. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the reports on the online access site.

logon demoDEMO INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Log on using Demo User ID 2306 and Demo Password teal.
  2. A list of Teal Group Products will appear on the next screen.
  3. You will have access to the online demo and you will be able to see what is available in other services. Accessible reports will appear as clickable text in red under the Title of the Briefing. You will not be able to access reports in unsubscribed services. These report titles will appear as normal text in black.
  4. Click on "Online Demo". The various briefing titles will appear. Click on a section and the sample reports in that section will appear. At this point you can click on the sample report to access the file.

 

To inquire about online access and site licenses please contact Mr. Tim Storey.