NZ7571. Boeing 757-2K2 Combi. c/n 26633-519.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Transavia Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle as 'PH-TKA' - December 16, 1992

First flown using the Boeing test registration - January 22, 1993

Powered by Rolls Royce RB-211-535-E4 engines

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-TKA - February 1993

Registered to Transavia Airlines, Amsterdam

Accepted by Transavia at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 22, 1993

Operated its first revenue service - ?

Special orange 'World Cup' football decals were applied to the aircraft for the competition - 1994

It was rolled out at Amsterdam (Schiphol) in the revised livery - November 27, 1995

Purchased by the New Government for the Royal New Zealand Air Force - March 2003

Operated its final revenue service Palma - Amsterdam (Schiphol) as TRA6126 - March 16, 2003

Ferried Amsterdam (Schiphol) - Bristol for repainting as TRA6126 - March 17, 2003

Ferried Bristol - Shannon in the RNZAF livery as TRA051 - March 24, 2003

The Royal New Zealand Air Force serial 'NZ7571' was taped over

Whilst at Shannon the aircraft underwent a full 'C-Check'

Ferried Shannon - London (Stansted) - Lasham - April 07, 2003

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - April 08, 2003

Ferried Lasham - RAF Brize Norton as NZ7571 - April 08, 2003

Ferried RAF Brize Norton - St Johns (Newfoundland) - April 13, 2003

The aircraft was damaged at St Johns when it was struck by a snow plough - April 14, 2003

The impact left a large gash in the fuselage underside near the nose

Repairs were carried out on-site and the aircraft was then ferried to Seattle for the repainting of the forward fuselage

Departed Seattle on the ferry flight to New Zealand as 'Kiwi 244' - May ?, 2003

Arrived Wellington on completion of the ferry flight - May 07, 2003

Ferried Wellington - Auckland (Whenuapai) - May 07, 2003

The aircraft commenced service with the Royal New Zealand Air Force - ?

It was withdrawn from service and prepared for conversion to a Combi configuration - ?

Ferried Auckland - Mobile (Alabama) for conversion - May 2007

The conversion was carried out by Mobile Aerospace Engineering and took some 16 months to complete

The conversion included the fitment of a large forward freight door, intergral airstairs and strengthened cabin floor

Ferried Mobile - Honolulu - Raratonga - Wellington - August 19, 2008

The offical reception for the aircraft and its crew was carried out at the RNZAF Air Movements Terminal

The aircraft returned to service - ?

Current with the Royal New Zealand Air Force

 

 

NZ7571. Royal New Zealand Air Force - in the original livery at Lasham Airport, April 2003.

(J. Mounce Collection Copyright Image 4640-045.)

NZ7571. Royal New Zealand Air Force - in the original livery at Auckland Whenuapai Airport, February 07, 2004.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4640-046.)

NZ7571. Royal New Zealand Air Force - in the standard livery with additional '75th Anniversary 1937 - 2012' decals at Ohakea Airport, March 31, 2012.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4640-043.)

NZ7571. Royal New Zealand Air Force - in the standard livery with additional '75th Anniversary 1937 - 2012' decals at Ohakea Airport, March 31, 2012.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4640-044.)

NZ7571. Royal New Zealand Air Force - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, April 24, 2014.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 4640-053.)

NZ7571. Royal New Zealand Air Force - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, August 27, 2018.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 4640-052.)

\