VH-ONU. Boeing 737-3U3. c/n 28732-2966.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Garuda Indonesian Airlines but it was not taken up

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - November 1997

First flown at Seattle (Boeing Field) as 'N1792B' - December 10, 1997

Powered by CFMI CFM-56-3C1 engines

Ferried Seattle (Boeing Field) - Marana (Arizona) for storage - January 1998

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N930WA - November 25, 1998

Registered to Mount Cook Tours Limited, El Segundo, Los Angeles

Leased to Winair, Salt Lake City, Utah as the registered operator

Withdrawn from service by Winair - March 19, 1999

Sold to Air New Zealand, Auckland - March 19, 1999

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 19, 1999

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NGD - March 19, 1999

Registered to Air New Zealand, Auckland

Leased to Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT Polish Airlines) as the registered operator - March 19, 1999

Operated final LOT Polish Airlines service Montastir - Warsaw - October 26, 1999

Withdrawn from service for return to lessor - October 26, 1999

Ferried Warsaw - Shannon (Ireland) - October 31, 1999

Departed Shannon on the ferry flight to New Zealand as NZ6733 - November 03, 1999

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - November 06, 1999

Ferry route: Shannon - Gander - Minneapolis - Los Angeles - Honolulu - Apia - Christchurch

Entered service with Air New Zealand on domestic routes - ?

This aircraft was not named

Withdrawn from service by Air New Zealand at Christchurch - July 13, 2014

Sold to MENEN Aircraft Leasing Holding Corporation - ?

The aircraft was purchased for operation by Air Nauru

Ferried Christchurch - Subang (Malaysia) by Southern Cross Internationl as SXI1415 - August 03, 2014

It was overhauled and repainted at Subang

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - August 06, 2014

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ONU - August 22, 2014

Registered to MENEN Aircraft Leasing Holding Corporation, Australia

Leased to Nauru Air Corporation (t/a as Nauru Airlines) as the registered operator

Ferried Subang - Darwin - Nauru as RON801 - November 02, 2014

Operated first revenue service with Air Nauru - ?

Sub-leased to Solomon Airlines, Honiara, Solomon Islands - March 10, 2015

Returned to Air Nauru on the termination of the lease - April 30, 2015

Current with Air Nauru

 

ZK-NGD. Winair - 'Long Beach' in the standard livery at Salt Lake City Airport, March 1999.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4625-131.)

ZK-NGD. LOT Polish Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-033.)

ZK-NGD. LOT Polish Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-133.)

ZK-NGD. LOT Polish Airlines - in the standard livery at Shannon Airport, October 31, 1999.

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ZK-NGD. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 2002.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4625-105.)

ZK-NGD. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2002.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4625-144.)

ZK-NGD. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Wellington Airport, September 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-130.)

ZK-NGD. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, date unknown.

(G. Reid Copyright Image 4625-239.)

ZK-NGD. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, date unknown.

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VH-ONU. Nauru Airlines - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2015.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 4622-032.)