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New Zealand Airforce Buying 757  
User currently offlineAIRNZsaab340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

My brother worked for the Airforce as an aircraft technician until he got laid off because of the BITCH (Helen Clark). He now works for Air New Zealand and he told me that the New Zealand Airforce is going to sell the 727's and buy a 757. Is this true and if so when will this be.

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User currently offlineMr AirNZ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2002, 922 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

I can't remember the exact details in an article I read but it did mention that they were looking at purchasing some 757's or A320's. Who knows when though!

User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

Haven't heard about this but I would think the 757 would be the better buy over the Airbus due to its range, capacity and commonality with the 767 as Air New Zealand would most likely be contracted for major maintenance.
In my opinion, the 727s were a terrible choice mainly due to their range limitations; most I think are unaware that these aircraft fly as far afield as the US and the UK quite often.
But then, with Auntie-Helen-knows-best in charge, they'll probably end up buying ex-Chinese Tridents.

User currently offlineAerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2801 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

I have a family member still in the force and apparently, following September 11th last year there was serious discussion about buying the 757. At the time, because of the cheap prices, the airforce was able to afford 3 as opposed to 2. It is more likely over the 737 because of its cargo capacity and potential as a troop transport.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29963 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

And keep in mind that there is a conversion for a cargo door for the main deck on the 757. I don't think anybody has engineered one for the A-320 yet.

Got to agree with the thoughts on the range bennies of the 57 over the 27.

User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1077 times:

If they get the 757 can't wait to see them.

Will it be a 200 or a 300?

User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1045 times:

Um, one question. Why is the NZ gov getting possibly three 757's when the Australian gov (considerably larger) is getting by on 3 BBj's??

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16427 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

What's wrong with Helen Clark?

Maybe she's making the tough but necessary decisions to run NZ properly.

No need to call her a 'bitch'.

Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAardvark From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1040 times:


The reason the RNZAF might purchase three B757 whilst the RAAF will have two BBJ is probably that the Kiwis will also use the 757 as a troop transport whilst the RAAF can call on 24 C130 (12 x H, 12 x J) 2 - 3 B707 (for a short time) with possibly the QF B762s that they are thinking of getting rid of as troop transports for the ADF.

They are just my thoughts.

User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

Yeah, any developments on the possibility of QF762's being used by the ADF? anyone have any sources or more detailed info??
Greatly appreciated,


User currently offlineAardvark From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 990 times:

I'm in the RAAF and we have all heard rumours lately from various high level sources in Canberra re the QF762s. They have said that due to the constant problems the RAAF we are having with the B707s we should shortly have a wide body capability in the ADF. Given that QF is looking at disposing of the 762s we are all guessing that they will be the birds for us. Most probably used for troop transport/cargo initially but later converted to KC767 by Boeing with both hose and droge and flying boom capability, hopefully at Boeing's Amberley facility in QLD.

User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 942 times:

I assumed the 762s would be used as either VIP transport, AWAC or tankers for inflight refuelling. It would look rather cool to see a 762 in RAAF colours, now all we need is a 747 and my ego trip will be completed. lol

User currently offlineAardvark From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 932 times:

The 762 will be used primarily as Tankers secondly as cargo. The RAAF is getting the B737 Wedgetail AEW aircraft in 04 with the BBJ and Challegers used for VIPs.

User currently offlineAirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2547 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 904 times:

Hey Guys,
While i was at the Whenuiapai Airbase Openday last month, i was told by the Flight Attendants onboard the 727 that they were indeed lookign at other aircrafts, and not SHORT RANGE!!

She said that they wanted a aircraft similar to the 727...so my guess is 757!! Airbus is very different!


PS: Did you guys see the Galley in those things?? Man, you cant even call it that! It is SOOOOOOOOOO OLD!

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