ZK-TLE. Boeing 737-3S1. c/n 24834-1896.

Was also registered as: N371TA; PP-VPF; LZ-HVB; N919GF.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA), Ireland - ?

Rolled out at Seattle (Boeing Field) - 1990

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N371TA - Juy 16, 1990

Registered to Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA), Ireland

First flown as 'N371TA' - July 16, 1990

Powered by CFMI CFM56-3B1 engines

Accepted by Guinness Peat Aviation at Seattle - July 31, 1990

Leased to TACA International Airlines, El Salvador as the registered operator

Sub-leased to Freedom Air International, New Zealand - April 1996

It arrived at Hamilton, New Zealand on completion of its ferry flight - April 22, 1996

It was the first Boeing 737 to be operated by Freedom Air

Operated its first Freedom Air revenue service - April 27, 1996

Operated its final Freedom Air service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Hamilton as SJ312 - April 04, 1997

Departed Hamilton on its ferry flight to the United States as SJ100 - April 05, 1997

Ferry route: Hamilton - Apia - Honolulu - Los Angeles

Returned to the lessor at the end of the sub-lease at Los Angeles

It was observed at Los Angeles with 'Freedom Air' titles - May 31, 1997

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - August 29, 1997

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PP-VPF - August 29, 1997

Leased to Varig Brazil as the registered operator

Guinness Peat Aviation changed its name to AerCap - July 15, 1998

The aircraft was withdrawn from service by Varig for return to the lessor - April 16, 2006

Cancelled from the Brazilian Aircraft Register - May 02, 2006

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N371TA - May 02, 2006

Registered to AerCap , Ireland

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 05, 2006

Entered onto the Bulgarian Aircraft Register as LV-HVB - June 05, 2006

Leased to Hemus Air, Bulgaria as the registered operator

Sub-leased to Bulgaria Air - May 2007

Bulgaria Air purchased the assets of Hemus Air - March 02, 2009

Leased to Bulgaria Air as the registered operatorx

Wet-leased to SkyEurope, Bratislava, Slovakia - March 02, 2009

Returned to Bulgaria Air at the end of the wet-lease - March 14, 2009

It was withdrawn from service by Bulgaria Air - September 21, 2010

Sold to Aurora Aviation Group t/a Aurora Leasing, San Antonio, Texas - December 03, 2010

Cancelled from the Bulgarian Aircraft Register - December 03, 2010

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N919GF - December 03, 2010

Registered to Aurora Leasing, San Antonio, Texas

Ferried Bulgaria - Miami - December 17, 2010

Converted to freighter configuration by Aeronautical Engineering Inc, Miami

The aircraft was designated a Boeing 737-3S1(F)

The freighter conversion was completed - 2011

Leased to Airwork Holdings Limited, Auckland, New Zealand - April 2011

Departed Miami on the ferry flight to New Zealand - April 15, 2011

It arrived at Auckland on completion of the ferry flight - April 17, 2011

Delivery route: Miami - Long Beach - Honolulu - Apia - Auckland

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 18, 2011

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-TLE - April 19, 2011

Registered to Airwork Holdings Limited, Auckland

The aircraft was operated by Airwork on behalf of Toll Holdings

Ferried Auckland - Brisbane as 'Airwork 001' - May 29, 2011

Operated its first Toll Holdings service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as TFR21 - June 07, 2011

Returned to Airwork NZ for operations with Parcelair - August 25, 2016

The Parcelair contract was completed - September 01, 2016

It was withdrawn from service by Airwork NZ - August 31, 2020

Departed Auckland on the ferry flight to Romania - December 10, 2020

It arrived at Bucharest on completion of the ferry flight - December 11, 2020

Ferry route: Auckland - Brisbane - Darwin - Jakarta - Colombo - Al Bateen - Cairo - Bucharest

The aircraft is stored at Bucharest pending delivery to Olympus Airways, Greece

Current status - ?

 

 

N371TA. TACA - in the standard livery at Miami International Airport, November 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-167.)

N371TA. Freedom Air International - in the basic 'TACA' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-171.)

N371TA. Freedom Air International - in the basic 'TACA' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1996.

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N371TA. Freedom Air International - in the basic 'TACA' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-169.)

N371TA. Freedom Air International - in the basic 'TACA' livery at Auckland Airport, March 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-170.)

ZK-TLE. Toll - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 24, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-523.)

ZK-TLE. Toll - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, May 29, 2013.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4625-648.)

ZK-TLE. Toll - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, May 29, 2013.

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ZK-TLE. Toll - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 13, 2013.

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ZK-TLE. Toll - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 09, 2014.

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ZK-TLE. Toll - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2015.

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ZK-TLE. Toll - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 31, 2015.

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ZK-TLE. Toll - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 31, 2015.

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ZK-TLE. Toll - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2017.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-564.)