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Tasman Cargo 727 makes final flight

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 1, 2010
727-200F VH-DHE in Sydney o the evening of August 31. (Seth Jaworski)

Tasman Cargo Airlines has operated the final flight of an Australian registered Boeing 727, with the aircraft now to be replaced by a 757.

TCA operated the last 727 service from Auckland to Sydney and return to Auckland with 727-200F VH-DHE on the night of August 31, with the aircraft now retired. The 727’s retirement was forced by federal government changes in noise regulations which banned “marginally noise-compliant” older hushkitted aircraft from Australian airspace with effect from September 1.

In place of the 727, TCA is wet leasing  757-200 Freighter G‑BMRJ from DHL Air to operate a five times weekly (up from four with the 727) Auckland-Sydney-Auckland schedule over the next year ahead of TCA sourcing its own 757. The new aircraft will offer an additional 15 tonnes of freight capacity over the 727 and is also 25 per cent more fuel efficient.

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Wet leased 757-200F G‑BMRJ. (DHL)

The retirement and Tasman Cargo’s freigther operations will be covered in the October edition of Australian Aviation.

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4 Comments

  • Darren Thomson

    says:

    It’s about time…

  • Shayne G

    says:

    Wish it could of stayed a bit longer, I will personally miss the boeing 727’s.

  • John L

    says:

    I too still miss the great 727 cargo flight in and out of Hobart, tea time is just not the same anymore without the 727 passing low overhead!!!!!!!! It was GREAT.

  • Tuts

    says:

    It’s a shame that economics and other things like noise cause the demise of such great aircraft. I remember going airside at Sydney and going into the cockpit of the old 727-200. Beautiful aircraft.

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Tasman Cargo 727 makes final flight

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 1, 2010
727-200F VH-DHE in Sydney o the evening of August 31. (Seth Jaworski)

Tasman Cargo Airlines has operated the final flight of an Australian registered Boeing 727, with the aircraft now to be replaced by a 757.

TCA operated the last 727 service from Auckland to Sydney and return to Auckland with 727-200F VH-DHE on the night of August 31, with the aircraft now retired. The 727’s retirement was forced by federal government changes in noise regulations which banned “marginally noise-compliant” older hushkitted aircraft from Australian airspace with effect from September 1.

In place of the 727, TCA is wet leasing  757-200 Freighter G‑BMRJ from DHL Air to operate a five times weekly (up from four with the 727) Auckland-Sydney-Auckland schedule over the next year ahead of TCA sourcing its own 757. The new aircraft will offer an additional 15 tonnes of freight capacity over the 727 and is also 25 per cent more fuel efficient.

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Wet leased 757-200F G‑BMRJ. (DHL)

The retirement and Tasman Cargo’s freigther operations will be covered in the October edition of Australian Aviation.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

4 Comments

  • Darren Thomson

    says:

    It’s about time…

  • Shayne G

    says:

    Wish it could of stayed a bit longer, I will personally miss the boeing 727’s.

  • John L

    says:

    I too still miss the great 727 cargo flight in and out of Hobart, tea time is just not the same anymore without the 727 passing low overhead!!!!!!!! It was GREAT.

  • Tuts

    says:

    It’s a shame that economics and other things like noise cause the demise of such great aircraft. I remember going airside at Sydney and going into the cockpit of the old 727-200. Beautiful aircraft.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tasman Cargo 727 makes final flight

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 1, 2010
727-200F VH-DHE in Sydney o the evening of August 31. (Seth Jaworski)

Tasman Cargo Airlines has operated the final flight of an Australian registered Boeing 727, with the aircraft now to be replaced by a 757.

TCA operated the last 727 service from Auckland to Sydney and return to Auckland with 727-200F VH-DHE on the night of August 31, with the aircraft now retired. The 727’s retirement was forced by federal government changes in noise regulations which banned “marginally noise-compliant” older hushkitted aircraft from Australian airspace with effect from September 1.

In place of the 727, TCA is wet leasing  757-200 Freighter G‑BMRJ from DHL Air to operate a five times weekly (up from four with the 727) Auckland-Sydney-Auckland schedule over the next year ahead of TCA sourcing its own 757. The new aircraft will offer an additional 15 tonnes of freight capacity over the 727 and is also 25 per cent more fuel efficient.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Wet leased 757-200F G‑BMRJ. (DHL)

The retirement and Tasman Cargo’s freigther operations will be covered in the October edition of Australian Aviation.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

4 Comments

  • Darren Thomson

    says:

    It’s about time…

  • Shayne G

    says:

    Wish it could of stayed a bit longer, I will personally miss the boeing 727’s.

  • John L

    says:

    I too still miss the great 727 cargo flight in and out of Hobart, tea time is just not the same anymore without the 727 passing low overhead!!!!!!!! It was GREAT.

  • Tuts

    says:

    It’s a shame that economics and other things like noise cause the demise of such great aircraft. I remember going airside at Sydney and going into the cockpit of the old 727-200. Beautiful aircraft.

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Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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