Tasman Cargo Airlines (formerly Asian Express Airlines) (Sydney), a contract supplier for DHL, will replace its existing Boeing 727-200F freighter which has reached its retirement age. The replacement aircraft will be a Boeing 757-200 PCF freighter.
Precision Conversion has been awarded the contract to provide DHL with a full 15-pallet position 757-200 PCF freighter. The 1992 ex-Air Greenland, Rolls-Royce powered, Boeing 757-236 (msn 25620) was acquired for conversion at the end of March and will be redelivered in June 2011. The aircraft will be modified by Flightstar Aircraft Services located in Jacksonville, Florida. Air Greenland operated the airliner as OY-GRL.
Tasman Cargo currently operates between Sydney and Auckland.
Top Copyright Photo: John Adlard. Boeing 727-2J7 VH-DHE (msn 22080) taxies at the SYD base in full DHL colors.
Bottom Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren. Boeing 757-236 OY-GRL (msn 22080) as it appeared with Air Greenland. OY-GRL lands at Stockholm (Arlanda).