ZK-NAA. Boeing 737-204A. c/n 22638-858.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Britannia Airways Limited - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Renton) - February 1982

First flown as 'N1780B' - February 23, 1982

Accepted by International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) at Seattle - March 08, 1982

Leased to Britannia Airways Limited, Luton as the registered operator

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BJCT (CofR G-BJCT/R1) - March 08, 1982

Registered to Britannia Airways Limited, Luton

Delivered to Britannia Airways - April 06, 1982

The aircraft was named 'Hon C. S. Rolls'

Withdrawn from use by Britannia Airways - June 1985

Prepared for sub-lease to Spantax, Spain

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - July 01, 1985

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-DXK - July 01, 1985

Leased to Spantax, Madrid, Spain as the registered operator

Withdrawn from service and returned to Britannia Airways - March 1986

Cancelled from the Spanish Aircraft Register - March 31, 1986

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BJCT (CofR G-BJCT/R2) - April 01, 1986

Registered to Britannia Airways Limited, Luton

Withdrawn from service and prepared for sub-lease to Midway Airlines, United States - November 1988

Returned to Britannia Airways on termination of the sub-lease - April 10, 1989

Sub-leased to Euralair, Paris for operation by Air Charter, Paris - October 20, 1989

Returned to Britannia Airways on termination of the sub-lease - April 26, 1990

Withdrawn from Britannia Airways service and returned to ILFC - November 03, 1993

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight to New Zealand - November 09, 1993

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - November 09, 1993

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NAA - November 15, 1993

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland. New Zealand

The aircraft was named 'Parekareka' (spotted shag)

Entered domestic operations with Air New Zealand - November 21, 1993

This aircraft was later fitted with Nordam engine hush-kits

Withdrawn from use and placed in long-term storage at Christchurch - January 2001

Departed Christchurch in an all-white livery on the ferry flight to Ethiopia - December 16, 2001

The aircraft underwent overhaul prior to lease to ADC Airlines, Nigeria

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Nigerian Aircraft Register as 5N-BED - ?

Registered to ADC Airlines, Lagos, Nigeria

Entered service with ADC Airlines - May 01, 2002

Withdrawn from service and stored at Lagos (Murtala Muhammed) - 2006

Broken up at Lagos - 2006

 

G-BJCT. Britannia - 'Hon C. S. Rolls' in the original livery at an unknown airport, October 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-074.)

EC-DXK. Spantax - in the basic Britannia livery at an unknown airport, September 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-072.)

G-BJCT. Britannia - 'Hon C. S. Rolls' in the revised livery at an unknown airport, July 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-202.)

G-BJCT. Midway - 'Hon C. S. Rolls' in the Britannia livery at an unknown airport, December 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-203.)

ZK-NAA. Air New Zealand - 'Parekareka' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, November 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-089.)

ZK-NAA. Air New Zealand - 'Parekareka' in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, circa 1999.

(R. Finlayson Copyright Image 4625-225.)

ZK-NAA. Air New Zealand - 'Parekareka' in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, circa 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-386.)