ZK-FDM. Boeing 737-3M8. c/n 25016-2004.

Was also registered as: OO-LTG; HB-IIC; HZ-BBK; N516WA.

 

This aircraft was constructed by the Boeing Company, Renton, WA - 1991

Rolled off the production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 1991

First flown at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 18, 1991

Powered by General Electric CFM56-3B2 engines

Accepted by Citilease (Citibank), USA at Seattle (Boeing Field) - March 13, 1991

Ferried Seattle (Boeing Field) - Brussels as 'OO-XTG' - March 13 - 14, 1991

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-LTG - March 14, 1991

Registered to Citilease (Citibank), USA

Leased to Trans European Airway, Belgium as the registered operator

Transferred to TEA Switzerland - May 31, 1991

Sub-leased to EasyJet Switzerland as the registered operator - ?

The aircraft was withdrawn from service and returned to Citilease - November 27, 1991

It was observed at Dublin - March 22, 1992

Sold to Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA), Dublin - March 28, 1992

Leased to TEA (Switzerland) as the registered operator

Cancelled from the Belgian Aircraft Register - April 03, 1992

Entered onto the Swiss Aircraft Register as HB-IIC - April 03, 1992

Guinness Peat Aviation, Dublin, Ireland

Leased to TEA Switzerland as the registered operator

Sub-leased to Vietnam Airlines, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as the registered operator

The aircraft was operated as a joint venture between Vietnam and Singapore

Sold to Tombo Aviation, Netherlands - December 18, 1996

Sub-lease to Vietnam Airlines was continued

The aircraft was withdrawn from Vietnam Airlines service - February 24, 1997

It was returned to its new owners Pembroke Capital, Dublin, Ireland - February 26, 1997

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-FDM - February 26, 1997

Leased to South Pacific Charters Limited, Auckland t/a Freedom Air International

Ferried Zurich - Dublin for maintenance prior to its lease to Freedom Air International - February 27, 1997

Leased to Freedom Air International as the registered operator - March 01, 1997

It arrived at Christchurch on completion of its ferry flight from Ireland - March 10, 1997

Operated its first revenue service Palmerston North - Hamilton Island - Gold Coast - April 05, 1997

Operated its final revenue service Gold Coast - Christchurch as SJ926 - October 15, 2005

The aircraft was withdrawn from service at Christchurch

It was handed over to Air New Zealand at Christchurch - October 25, 2005

Operated its first Air New Zealand service Christchurch - Auckland as NZ524 - October 16, 2005

Whilst flying with Air New Zealand if was operated in the Freedom Air livery without titles

Operated its final revenue service Auckland - Christchurch as NZ534 - October 25, 2005

The aircraft was withdrawn from serive and stored at Christchurch

Test flown Christchurch - Christchurch - March 01, 2006

Leased to Airwork (NZ) Limited, Auckland as the registered operator - March 03, 2006

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage by AAES - March 11, 2006

The aircraft did not enter service with Airwork (NZ)

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Saudi Arabia - September 06, 2006

It arrived at Jeddah on completion of the ferry flight - September 08, 2006

Ferry Route: Melbourne - Port Headland - Jakarta - Colombo - Salalah - Jeddah

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - September 08, 2006

Entered onto the Saudi Aircraft Register as HZ-BBK - September 08, 2006

Sub-leased to Sama Airlines, Jeddah as the registered operator

Ferried Jeddah - London (Stansted) for maintenance - ?

Ferried London (Stansted) - Amsterdam (Schiphol) for repainting - ?

Ferried Amsterdam (Schiphol) - Jeddah on return to Sama Airlines - December 01, 2006

The aircraft was withdrawn from service by Sama Airlines - August 24, 2010

Ferried Jeddah - Bournemouth (England) for storage - September 11, 2010

Cancelled from the Saudi Aircraft Register - Ocober 2010

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N516WA - October 13, 2010

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Sold to Waha Leasing, Abu Dhabi, UAE - October 13, 2010

It was observed at Bournemouth without its wings, in the process of being broken up - July 16, 2013

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - October 31, 2013

 

 

HB-IIC. TEA Switzerland- in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-175.)

HB-IIC. TEA Switzerland- in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-172.)

ZK-FDM. Freedom Air International - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-525.)

ZK-FDM. Freedom Air International - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-106.)

ZK-FDM. Freedom Air International - in the original livery at Hamilton Airport, October 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-524.)

ZK-FDM. Freedom Air International - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-107.)

ZK-FDM. Freedom Air - in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-138.)