ZK-NAL. Boeing 737-214. c/n 20158-192.
Was also registered as: N985PS; N460AC; T3-VAL; N460AT.
This aircraft was ordered new by Pacific Southwest Airlines - ?
First flown at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 18, 1969
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N985PS - July 24, 1969
Registered to Pacific Southwest Airlines, San Diego, California
Accepted by Pacific Southwest Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 1969
The aircraft was withdrawn from service - September 1974
Sold to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) - September 09, 1974
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NAL - September 11, 1974
Registered to New Zealand National Airways Corporation, Wellington
It arrived in Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight from the United States - September 15, 1974
The aircraft was initially maintained as a spare aircraft to cover scheduled fleet maintenance
NAC was merged with Air New Zealand - April 01, 1978
Withdrawn from service and stored at Christcurch - April 1981
Sold to Polaris Aircraft Leasing - April 06, 1981
Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to the United States - April 06, 1981
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - April 09, 1981
Sold to AirCal, Orange County, California - October 1981
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N460AC - October 1981
Registered to AirCal, Orange County, California
AirCal was merged with American Airlines - July 01, 1987
Leased to Braniff as the registered operator - September 15, 1989
Returned to American Airlines at the end of the lease and stored at Dallas (Love Field) - December 01, 1989
Leased to Valtec Aviation, Honolulu for operation by Air Tungaru, Kiribati - May 01, 1991
Entered onto the Kiribati Aircraft Register as T3-VAL - ?
Entered service with Air Tungaru - July 13, 1992
Withdrawn from Air Tungaru service and returned to American at the end of the lease - January 01, 1993
Cancelled from the Kiribati Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N460AC - January 1993
The aircraft was placed in long-term storage at Tucson, Arizona
Sold to Polaris Holding Company, San Francisco - November 1993
Leased to Conquest Sun Airlines, Fort Lauderdale, Florida as the registered operator - December 01, 1993
Entered service with Conquest - January 24, 1994
Conquest Sun Airlines was sold to AirTran Airlines, Orlando, Florida - September 1994
Registered to AirTran Airlines as N460AT - September 10, 1994
The aircraft was withdrawn from service - January 29, 2000
It was broken up at Opa Locka, Florida
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - July 06, 2000
ZK-NAL. NAC National Airways - in the basic 'PSA' livery at Christchurch Airport, September 15, 1974.
(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4625-540.)
ZK-NAL. NAC National Airways - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, November 07, 1975.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-536.)
ZK-NAL. NAC Wings of the nation - in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, March 24, 1978.
(A. Miller Copyright Image 4625-537.)
ZK-NAL. Air New Zealand - in the transitional livery at Auckland Airport, January 1980.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-059.)
ZK-NAL. Air New Zealand - in the transitional livery at Wellington Airport, date unknown.
(G. Reid Copyright Image 4625-583.)
N460AC. Conquest - in the transitional livery at an unknown airport, January 1994.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-594.)