The Boeing 757 element of the Fixed Wing Transport Force (FWTF) is provided by No. 40 Squadron RNZAF. The Squadron operates two Boeing 757 aircraft in a passenger freight role.
These aircraft provide strategic airlift capability to carry personnel and equipment globally in support of operations and deployments.
They are also used regularly for VIP transport, as well as ministerial and trade missions around the world.
They are crewed by two pilots and up to six cabin crew.
||2 x Rolls Royce RB211535E4/4B turbofans|
||4000 nm (7400 km)|
||Mach 0.8 (850km/h at 10,675m)|
||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. |