ZK-NBV. Boeing 747-419. c/n 26910-1180.

 

This aircraft was built by The Boeing Company, Everett, Seattle, Washington - 1998

First flown with the Boeing allocated registration at Everett (Paine Field) - October, 09, 1998

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NBV - October 31, 1998

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Handed over to Air New Zealand at Everett (Paine Field) - October 31, 1998

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to New Zealand as NZ7400 - October 31, 1998

Arrived Auckland (02:15 local) on completion of the delivery flight - November 02, 1998

The aircraft was named 'Christchurch' (A city in the South Island of New Zealand)

It was rolled out in 'The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers' livery to celebrate the new

Peter Jackson movie of the same name - November 13, 2002

Operated first service in the new livery Auckland - Los Angeles as NZ6 - November 13, 2002

Withdrawn from use by Air New Zealand and ferried into storage at Christchurch - April 26, 2011

            Ferried Christchurch - Auckland for re-entry into service - May 18, 2011

Chartered by Air Post to provide a freight service Auckland - Christchurch - Auckland - April 09 / 10, 2014

Departed Auckland on the last outbound commercial service of an Air New Zealand B747-400 - September 10, 2014

Route: Auckland - San Francisco

Arrived Auckland on return sector from San Francisco - September 12, 2014

Withdrawn from use by Air New Zealand at Auckland - September 12, 2014

This aircraft was the last Boeing 747-400 in the Air New Zealand fleet

All Air New Zealand titles and logos removed from the aircraft at Auckland

Departed Auckland (16:37 local) on the ferry flight to the United States for storage as NZ6074 - October 13, 2014

Arrived Roswell (New Mexico) on completion of the ferry f light - October 14, 2014

Ferry route: Auckland - Los Angeles - Roswell (New Mexico)

Sold to AerSale Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, United States - October 16, 2014

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - October 17, 2014

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N342AS - October 23, 2014

Registered to AerSale Inc, Florida

The aircraft was repainted with Saudia titles and tail livery at Marana with the registration 'EC-MDS' - ?

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - January 29, 2015

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-MDS - January 29, 2015

Registered to Wamos Air, Madrid, Spain

Ferried Marana - Madrid on lease to Wamos Air (formerly Pullmantur) for sub-lease to Saudia - February 25, 2015

Ferried Madrid - Jeddah on lease to Saudia - February 25, 2015

Returned to Wamos Air, Spain at the end of the lease - December 30, 2015

Sub-leased to El Al Israel Airlines, Tel Aviv, Israel - July 01, 2016

Returned to Wamos Air, Spain at the end of the lease - July 31, 2016

Sub-leased to Saudia, Saudi Arabia - August 02, 2016

Ferried Jeddah - Jakarta for heavy maintenance at the end of the wet-lease to Saudia - January 09, 2017

Ferried Jakarta - Madrid on return to Wamos Air, Spain - February 22, 2017

Ferried Madrid - Tel Aviv on summer wet-lease to El Al, Israel - June 12, 2017

Returned to Wamos Air, Spain at the end of the wet-lease - October 29, 2017

Wet-leased to Air France, Paris, France - January 18, 2018

Returned to Wamos Air, Spain at the end of the wet-lease - April 17, 2018

Ferried Madrid - Santiago (Chile) on wet-lease to LATAM Chile - April 27, 2018

Ferried Santiago - Madrid at the end of the wet-lease to LATAM Chile - July 06, 2018

Sub-leased to Garuda Indonesia, Jakarta for Hadj flights - July 15, 2018

Ferried Jakarta - Madrid at the end of the lease to Garuda Indonesia - September 26, 2018

Observed at Paris (Orly) in the Wamos Air’s 15th anniversary livery - November 04, 2018

Current with Wamos Air

 

ZK-NBV. Air New Zealand - 'Airline to Middle Earth' in the 'Lord of the Rings' livery at Los Angeles Airport, January 18, 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-096.)

ZK-NBV. Air New Zealand - 'Airline to Middle Earth' in the 'Lord of the Rings' livery at Los Angeles Airport, January 2003.

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ZK-NBV. Air New Zealand - 'Airline to Middle Earth' in the 'Lord of the Rings' livery at Los Angeles Airport, January 2003.

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ZK-NBV. Air New Zealand - 'Airline to Middle Earth' in the 'Lord of the Rings' livery at Los Angeles Airport, October 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-638.)

ZK-NBV. Air New Zealand - in the white livery at Cancun Airport, July 12, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-758.)

ZK-NBV. Air New Zealand - in the basic white livery at Auckland Airport, September 18, 2014

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ZK-NBV. Air New Zealand - in the basic white livery at Auckland Airport, September 18, 2014

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EC-MDS. Wamos Air - in the standard livery with additional '15 Years' titles at Paris Orly Airport, November 04, 2018.

(S. Wolf Copyright Image 4635-785.)

EC-MDS. Wamos Air - in the standard livery with additional '15 Years' titles at Paris Orly Airport, November 04, 2018.

(S. Wolf Copyright Image 4635-786.)