ZK-NAV. Boeing 737-219A. c/n 23472-1194.

Was also registered as: XA-NAV; ZS-SMD.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Air New Zealand Limited - ?

First flown at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 20, 1986

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NAV - February 03, 1986

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 10, 1986

It arrived at Christchurch having completed its ferry flight from the United States - February 15, 1986

The aircraft was named 'Pukeko' (swamp hen)

Operated its first revenue service - February 21, 1986

This aircraft was the 4th Boeing 737 to be fitted with Nordam engine hush-kits

Test flown Christchurch - Christchurch following fitment of the Nordam engine hush-kits - January 04, 1994

Withdrawn from service and stored at Christchurch - 1999

Sold to Aviacion de Chiapas (AVIACSA), Mexico

The aircraft was repainted into the AVIACSA livery at Christchurch

Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Mexico - December 20, 1999

Arrived at Tijuana (Mexico) on completion of the ferry flight - December 22, 1999

Ferry route: Christchurch - Nadi - Majuro (Marshall Islands) - Hilo - Tijuana

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - December 22, 1999

Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-NAV - December 22, 1999

Registered to AVIACSA, Monterrey

It was withdrawn from service and stored at Monterrey - December 2008

Sold to Bravo Capital 23472 LLC, Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States - June 09, 2009

Bravo Capital 23472 LLC was trading as BC Aircraft Leasing

Cancelled from the Mexican Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N472BC - August 12, 2009

Registered to BC Aircraft Leasing, Deerfield Beach, Florida

Sold to Star Air Cargo, Johannesburg, South Africa - September 22, 2009

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - September 22, 2009

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-SMD - September 22, 2009

Registered to Star Air Cargo, Johannesburg

Leased to Air Namibia, Namibia as the registered operator - August 2010

Returned to Star Air Cargo at the end of the lease - March 2012

Leased to Linhas Aereas de Mocambique (LAM) as the registered operator - August 2012

Returned to StarAir Cargo at the end of the lease - September 2012

Leased to Proflight Air Services, Zambia as the registered operator - May 15, 2013

It was withdrawn from service - September 11, 2014

The aircraft had flown 67,522 hours with 72,248 cycles

Ferried Johanessburg (Tambo) - Germiston (Rand) for preservation - September 14, 2014

Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - January 28, 2015

 

 

ZK-NAV. Air New Zealand - 'Pukeko' in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, September 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-085.)

ZK-NAV. Air New Zealand - 'Pukeko' in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, January 1993.

(M. Richardson Copyright Image 4625-086.)

ZK-NAV. Air New Zealand - 'Pukeko' in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Auckland Airport, September 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-087.)

ZK-NAV. Aviacsa - in the partial livery at Christchurch Airport, January 2000.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4625-088.)