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.
||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. |