ZK-NEF. Boeing 737-2U9. c/n 22575-749.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Polynesian Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - February 1981

First flown as 5W-PAL - March 13, 1981

Entered onto the West Samoan Aircraft Register as 5W-PAL - March 13, 1981

Registered to Polynesian Airlines

Accepted by Polynesian Airlines at Seattle - March 31, 1981

The aircraft was named 'Sina'

Sold to Ansett Transport Industries Ltd - June 01, 1983

Leased to Polynesian Airlines as the registered operator

Sold to Transpacific Enterprises Inc - November 12, 1985

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N149AW - November 12, 1985

Registered to Transpacific Enterprises Inc

Leased to America West Airlines Inc as the registered operator

Returned to Transpacific Enterprises on termination of the lease - August 18, 1986

Leased to Polynesian Airlines - October 12, 1986

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - October 12, 1986

Was to have been registered in New Zealand as 'ZK-POL' but this registration was not taken up

Entered onto the Western Samoan Aircraft Register as 5W-PAL - October 12, 1986

Registered to Transpacific Enterprises Inc

Leased to Polynesian Airlines as the registered operator

Returned to Transpacific Enterprises Inc on termination of the lease - February 1987

Cancelled from the Samoan Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N149AW - March 1987

Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator - May 08, 1987

Sub-leased to Ansett New Zealand - June 1988

The aircraft arrived at Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - June 26, 1988

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEF - July 19, 1988

Registered to Billmans Management Ltd

Operated first Ansett New Zealand revenue service Christchurch - Wellington - July 24, 1988

It retained the America West c/line whilst operated by Ansett New Zealand

Operated final revenue service Wellington - Christchurch - November 25, 1988

Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to the United States - November 29, 1988

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - December 01, 1988

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N149AW - December 01, 1988

Registered to America West Airlines Inc

Withdrawn from America West and stored at Goodyear, Arizona - October 06, 2001

Sold to Turboanalisis Inc

Observed on pallets at Goodyear - August 21, 2004

Scrapped at Goodyear - August - September 2004

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register due to registration expiry - January 31, 2013

 

5W-PAL. Polynesian - 'Sina' in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, July 1981.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-156.)

5W-PAL. Polynesian - 'Sina' in the standard livery with additional 'Air Vanuatu' titles at Auckland Airport, September 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-118.)

5W-PAL. Polynesian - 'Sina' in the standard livery with additional 'Air Vanuatu' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 21, 1983.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4622-164.)

5W-PAL. Polynesian - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-157.)

ZK-NEF. Ansett New Zealand - in the basic America West Airlines livery at Auckland Airport, October 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-352.)