ZK-NED. Boeing 737-112. c/n 19770-203.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Malaysia-Singapore Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - August 1969

First flown as 9M-AOV - August 28, 1969

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A engines

Entered onto the Malaysian Aircraft Register as 9M-AOV - September 03, 1969

Registered to Malaysia-Singapore Airlines

Cancelled from the Malaysian Aircraft Register - September 02, 1972

Entered onto the Singapore Aircraft Register as 9V-BFE - September 02, 1972

Registered to Singapore Airlines - September 30, 1972

Sold to Air Florida Inc, Miami, Florida - June 1979

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N42AF - June 19, 1979

Leased to Compania Panamena de Aviacion (COPA), Panama - August 23, 1980

Returned to Air Florida on termination of the lease - November 07, 1980

Sold to Greyhound Leasing & Financial Corp - February 1985

Leased to America West Airlines, Inc - February 12, 1985

Reregistered as N709AW - March 1985

Registered to Sun Bank, Miami, Florida - July 01, 1985

Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator

Sold to America West Airlines Inc, Phoenix, Arizona - May 1987

Sold to Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services - May 30, 1987

Withdrawn from America West service - May 31, 1987

Leased to Ansett New Zealand - June 1987

Arrived Christchurch, New Zealand on completion of the delivery flight - July 17, 1987

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NED - July 23, 1987

Registered to Billmans Management Ltd

Aircraft was named 'City of Nelson'

Operated first Ansett New Zealand revenue service - July 30, 1987

Maintained as an operational spare aircraft after Ansett New Zealand suspended 737 operations - December 1989

Withdrawn from service at Christchurch - January 27, 1990

Returned to A.W.A.S. but placed in storage at Christchurch Airport

Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to the United States for storage - April 11, 1990

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - April 17, 1990

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N73GQ - April 17, 1990

Registered to Transpacific Enterprises Inc, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Stored at Marana, Arizona

Leased to Sierra Pacific Airlines Inc, Tucson, Arizona - October 31, 1990

Reregistered as N709SP - October 31, 1990

Returned to A.W.A.S. on termination of the lease - November 08, 1993

Sold to Presidential Air Inc, Long Beach, California - June 1994

Reregistered as N333RN - June 16, 1994

Reposessed by Transpacific Enterprises Inc - December 1994

Registered to Ansett Industries Australia - December 02, 1994

Reportedly scrapped in 1995

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - 1995?

 

N42AF. Air Florida - in the standard livery at Miami Airport, January 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-071.)

N42AF. Air Florida - in the standard livery at Miami Airport, December 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-070.)

ZK-NED. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Nelson' in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Auckland Airport, March 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-510.)

ZK-NED. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Nelson' in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Auckland Airport, March 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-011.)

N73GQ. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Nelson' in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Marana Airport, May 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-410.)