ZK-NAY. Boeing 737-219A. c/n 23475-1203.
Was also registered as: XA-TWO.
This aircraft was ordered new by Air New Zealand Limited - ?
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NAY - February 03, 1986
Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland
First flown at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 14, 1986
Accepted by Air New Zealand at Seattle (Boeing Field) - March 05, 1986
It arrived at Christchurch having completed its ferry flight from the United States - March 09, 1986
The aircraft was named 'Piripiri' (rifleman)
Operated its first revenue service - March 1986
This aircraft was the 1st Boeing 737 to be fitted with Nordam engine hush-kits
Test flown Christchurch - Christchurch following fitment of the Nordam engine hush-kits - September 24, 1992
Withdrawn from service and stored at Christchurch - 1999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
It remained stored at Christchurch due to issues regarding payment for the aircraft
Test flown at Christchurch in preparation for departure for Mexico - December 11, 2002
Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Mexico - December 11, 2002
Arrived at Monterrey (Mexico) on completion of the ferry flight - December 2002
Ferry route: Christchurch - Apia - Honolulu - Hilo - Tijuana - Monterrey
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - December 19, 2002
Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-TWO - December 19, 2002
Registered to AVIACSA, Monterrey
It was withdrawn from service and stored at Mexico City - July 2009
AVIACSA ceased operations due to financial problems - July 06, 2009
It was observed stored at Mexico City (Benito Juarez) without engines in a derelict condition - 2014
Cancelled from the Mexican Aircraft Register - ?
It was announced that the aircraft would be refurbished and opened as a Public Library named 'Utopia' at
Itzapalapa, Mexico - January 12, 2020
Current status - ?
ZK-NAY. Air New Zealand - 'Piripiri' in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, January 1993.
(M. Richardson Copyright Image 4625-097.)
ZK-NAY. Air New Zealand - 'Piripiri' in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, June 1993.
(M. Richardson Copyright Image 4625-098.)
ZK-NAY. Aviacsa - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, December 11, 2002.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 4625-515.)