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Rnzaf 727 Replacement  
User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

what will they be replaced by and where would they get the replacements from?

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

Given he recent history of the RNZAF they're more likely to be scrapped without replacement. Australia will provide, right?  Crying

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

lol that seems to be only for the air combat force, not the transport force.
our Govt seems interested in moving the army around by air so a replacement seems likely.

User currently offlineCheshire From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

Let her fly cattle class like the good leftie she is. I'm sure some Ansett employees would have a few suggestions about her future travel arrangements.

User currently offlineSouthflite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

Seriously, wouldn't one or two secondhand A310-200 convertibles do the trick as B727 replacements, like the route Belgium went? A bit larger than a pair of B737-300QCs, maybe, but I'm assuming the 733s would have greater ETOPS/range limitations in NZ's field of operations.

User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

My pic would be the 757 due to it's range capabilities, greater payload, and commonality with the 767.
The commonality issue is important as Air New Zealand would probably be contracted for major maintenance (as with the 727s) and acquisition of something like an Airbus would be far too expensive due to new inventory, engineering training etc.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2160 times:

The problem with a A320 convertable is that I don't belive that one exists.

The 757 allready is factory available with a main deck cargo door and a conversion for is is also certified for it allready.

Then there is the long range issue which would be a valid concern for New Zealand.

Also a large number of 757's are going to be entering the used aircraft market (Thank you BA)

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