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Rnzaf Registered In The US?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:56 pm

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anybody know why this airplane is registered in the US?
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RE: Rnzaf Registered In The US?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:31 am

Registration is NZ7572 as in New Zealand I don't belief that is an N-number as in FAA reg.

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RE: Rnzaf Registered In The US?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:42 am

It's also a military tail # vs. a civilian reg.
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RE: Rnzaf Registered In The US?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:36 am

It's NZ owned and registered, formerly flew for Transavia under the Dutch register.
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RE: Rnzaf Registered In The US?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:02 am


NZ7572 B757-2K2 C/N26634
Previously PH-TKB with Transavia Airlines. Rolled out 27 March 1993. First flight 15 April 1993. Delivered to Transavia Airlines 03 May 1993. Last service for Transavia Rhodos-Amsterdam as TRA2324 on 18 May 2003. Ferried Amsterdam-Bristol on 19 May 2003 as TRA051 for repainting. Ferried Bristol-Shannon as TRA053 on 25 May for maintenance. Sold to GECAS June 2003 for onsale to RNZAF. Arrived at Whenuapai on 30 June 2003 for service with No.40 Squadron after being delayed in the USA for a week during it's delivery flight because of a fuel leak. Entered operational service on 11 July 2003.

They also operate her slightly older sister 757-2K2 C/N 26633 as NZ7571

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PS a valid US N reg must start with a digit between 1-9 so NZ7572 can't work and N7572Z is a Piper Super Cub

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RE: Rnzaf Registered In The US?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:56 am

yea... i realize that now that i've woken up and put my glasses on.
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