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Boeing to end 757 production in 2004.(Brief Article)

Boeing announced that production of the 757 will end in late 2004, 22 years after the first aircraft was delivered to Eastern Airlines in Dec. 1982. The decision came shortly after Continental Airlines said it would take only five of 11 757s scheduled to be delivered in 2004, with the remaining six expected to be swapped for 737-800s.

The manufacturer received net orders for only three 757s through the first nine months of this year and production backlog at Sept. …

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