Kiwi dave
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Rnzaf 727 Replacement

Sun May 05, 2002 1:57 pm

what will they be replaced by and where would they get the replacements from?
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RE: Rnzaf 727 Replacement

Sun May 05, 2002 2:48 pm

Given he recent history of the RNZAF they're more likely to be scrapped without replacement. Australia will provide, right?  Crying
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Kiwi dave
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RE: Rnzaf 727 Replacement

Mon May 06, 2002 6:45 am

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.
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RE: Rnzaf 727 Replacement

Mon May 06, 2002 5:47 pm

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.

RE: Rnzaf 727 Replacement

Tue May 07, 2002 3:36 am

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.
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RE: Rnzaf 727 Replacement

Fri May 17, 2002 9:24 pm

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.
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RE: Rnzaf 727 Replacement

Fri May 17, 2002 10:19 pm

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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