ZK-NAF. Boeing 737-2Y5A. c/n 23038-949.
Was also registered as: 9H-ABA; N712S; HR-MRZ.
This aircraft was ordered new by Air Malta - ?
First flown at Seattle (Boeing Field) - March 01, 1983
Accepted by Air Malta at Seattle - March 1983
Entered onto the Maltese Aircraft Register as 9H-ABA - March 11, 1983
Registered to Air Malta, Luqa
The aircraft was named 'Menoel Antonio de Vilhena'
It was withdrawn from Air Malta service - September 1994
Leased to Air New Zealand - September 1994
The aircraft arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight from Malta - October 02, 1994
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NAF - October 06, 1994
Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland
The aircraft was named 'Pohowhera' (Banded Dotterel)
Operated its first Air New Zealand revenue service - October 1994
Commenced part-time operations with Royal Tongan Airlines - May 12, 1999
It was operated in Air New Zealand livery with 'Royal Tongan' decals by the front door
Withdrawn from Air New Zealand service and prepared for sub-lease to Royal Tongan - November 05, 1999
Rolled out at Christchurch in the Royal Togan livery - November 10, 1999
Ferried Christchurch - Auckland - November 11, 1999
Entered service with Royal Tongan - November 12, 1999
The aircraft was grounded at Auckland when Royal Tongan's AofC was withdrawn - March 2001
It was repossessed by the lessors Indigo Aviation - March 2001
Departed Auckland on the ferry flight to the United States for storage as HRH1 - April 03, 2001
Ferry route: Auckland - Apia - Honolulu - Hilo - Tucson
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N712S - July 20, 2001
Registered to Sierra Pacific Airlines Inc, Arizona
Operated its final revenue service - ?
It was withdrawn from service at Tucson - July 31, 2017
Ferried Tucson - Goloson (La Ceiba) Honduras for storage - July 31, 2017
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - July 31, 2017
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N712S - August 01, 2017
Registered to Jamet Jenney, Cleveland, Ohio
The aircraft was stored at Latacunga - Cotopaxi Interncional Airport, Ecudaor
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - December 27, 2018
Sold to Aviatsa, Honduras - February 2018
Entered onto the Honduras Aircraft Register as HR-MRZ - February 27, 2018
Registered to - ?
Current status - ?
9H-ABA. Air Malta - 'Menoel Antonio de Vihena' in the revised livery at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, August 05, 1990.
(T. Lakmaker Copyright Image 4625-122.)
ZK-NAF. Air New Zealand - 'Pohowhera' in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, December 01, 1994.
(M. Richardson Copyright Image 4625-236.)
ZK-NAF. Air New Zealand - 'Pohowhera' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, date unknown.
(G. Reid Copyright Image 4625-582.)
ZK-NAF. Royal Tongan - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, November 1999.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-037.)
ZK-NAF. Royal Tongan - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, January 2000.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-055.)
ZK-NAF. Royal Tongan - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, March 2001.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-143.)