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Boeing 757-2K2

No. 40 Squadron operates two Boeing 757-2K2 aircraft in passenger and freight roles.

Our Boeing aircraft provide strategic airlift to carry personnel and equipment globally in support of operations and deployments. The aircraft are also used regularly for the carriage of VIPs as well as ministerial and trade missions around the world. They are crewed by two pilots and up to six cabin crew.

Fleet History

Two Boeing 757-200 were received in 2003. Modifications commencing in 2007 saw the aircraft fitted with an upper deck cargo door to facilitate an 11-pallet cargo capability, strengthened floor in order to carry large and heavy cargo, internal air stairs, upgraded engines and flight deck enhancements including full compliance with current global air navigation specifications and standards.

Specifications

Aircraft Boeing

757-200

Manufacturer

Boeing (USA)

Power plant

2 x Rolls Royce RB211-535E4-B turbofans

Length

47.32m

Wingspan

38.05m

Height

13.56m

Basic weight

57,180kg

Gross weight

115,680kg

Max payload

22,460kg

Max take-off weight

115,892kg

Max fuel

42,683L

Range

7222km (3900nm)

Cruising speed

Mach 0.8 (850km/h at 10,675m)