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Boeing 757

The RNZAF's Boeing 757. (AK-10-0047-015)

The Boeing 757 element of the Fixed Wing Transport Forces (FWTF) is provided by No. 40 Squadron RNZAF. The Squadron is equipped with a fleet of two Boeing 757 aircraft and conducts strategic air transport tasks and the provision of air transport aircraft for a range of support services to Government and the community.

The tasks include the deployment and transportation of personnel and equipment, VIP transport, aeromedical evacuation and rapid response support to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations and support to NZDF exercises. They are conducted globally, from Antarctica, throughout the Pacific and within Europe and the USA.

No. 40 Squadron provides four B757 crews, usually comprised of a pilot, co-pilot, air loadmaster and between two and four flight stewards, depending on the aircraft configuration.

Aircraft Boeing 757-200
Manufacturer Boeing (USA)
Power plant 2 x Rolls Royce RB211535E4/4B turbofans
Length 47.32m
Wingspan 38.05m
Height 13.56m
Basic weight 57,180kgs
Gross weight 115,680kgs
Max payload 22,460 kgs
Max fuel 43,490L
Range 4000 nm (7400 km)
Cruising speed Mach 0.8 (850km/h at 10,675m)
Fleet History Two Boeing 757-200 were received in 2003. Starting in 2007 both aircraft were fitted with an upper deck cargo door to facilitate an 11-pallet cargo capability, internal air stairs, upgraded engines and flight deck enhancements including full compliance with current global air navigation specifications and standards.