ZK-NBJ. Boeing 767-204ER. c/n 23250-113.


 

Aircraft ordered new by Britannia Airways and constructed at the Boeing Everett plant

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BLKW (CofR G-BLKW/R1) - March 04, 1985

Registered to Britannia Airways Limited, Luton

First flown at Everett (Paine Field) as N6066U - March 08, 1985

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Luton on delivery to Britannia Airways - March 25, 1985

Aircraft was named ' Sir Frank Whittle'

Withdrawn from service at Luton - August 19, 1990

Sold to Air New Zealand and converted to a Boeing 767-204ER

Arrived Auckland on completion of the ferry flight from the United Kingdom - September 22, 1990

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - September 26, 1990

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NBJ - September 26, 1990

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Aircraft was named 'Awarua' (two rivers)

Leased to LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze in the basic Air New Zealand livery - May 14, 1992

Returned to Air New Zealand on termination of the lease - October 01, 1992

Leased to LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze in the basic Air New Zealand livery - March 25, 1993

Returned to Air New Zealand on termination of the lease - October 17, 1993

Leased to LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze in the basic Air New Zealand livery - May 15, 1994

Returned to Air New Zealand on termination of the lease - November 22, 1994

Leased to Britannia Airways in the basic Air New Zealand livery - April 26, 1997

Returned to Air New Zealand on termination of the lease - November 03, 1997

Aircraft was painted all-white in preparation for an intended lease to Air Atlanta Iceland - April 01, 2014

This lease was not taken up and the aircraft was returned to service in the all-white livery with titles and Koru tail logo

Withdrawn from service and placed in open storage at Auckland - November 22, 2002

Parting out commenced at Auckland Airport - June 2003

Observed sitting on a cradle with all undercarriage members missing - September 10, 2003

Once wings and part of the tail were removed the fuselage became an emergency procedures training aid

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - September 22, 2003

 


 

G-BLKW. Britannia - 'Sir Frank Whittle' in the standard livery at Luton Airport, February 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4655-084.)

ZK-NBJ. Air New Zealand - 'Awarua' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 06, 1991.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4655-019.)

ZK-NBJ. LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze - in the basic Air New Zealand livery with the incorrectly painted 'black' titles at Brisbane Airport, May 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4655-020.)

ZK-NBJ. LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze - in the basic Air New Zealand livery with the incorrectly painted 'black' titles at Auckland Airport, May 09, 1992.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4655-021.)

ZK-NBJ. LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze - in the basic Air New Zealand livery with the incorrectly painted 'black' titles at Auckland Airport, May 09, 1992.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4655-072.)

ZK-NBJ. LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze - in the basic Air New Zealand livery at Auckland Airport, May 1992.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4655-023.)

ZK-NBJ. LOT Polish Airlines - in the basic Air New Zealand livery with at Auckland Airport, November 1992.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4655-022.)

ZK-NBJ. Air New Zealand - 'Awarua' in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, March 1993.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4655-015.)

ZK-NBJ. LOT Polish Airlines - in the basic Air New Zealand livery at Bangkok Don Mueang Airport, May 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4655-140.)

ZK-NBJ. Britannia - in the basic Air New Zealand livery at an unknown airport, August 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4655-035.)

ZK-NBJ. Britannia - in the basic Air New Zealand livery at London Gatwick Airport, September 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4655-131.)

ZK-NBJ. Britannia - in the basic Air New Zealand livery at Christchurch Airport, November 1997.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4655-036.)

ZK-NBJ. Air New Zealand - 'Awarua' in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 12, 1999.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4655-037.)

ZK-NBJ. Air New Zealand - 'Awarua' in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Auckland Airport, October 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4655-130.)

ZK-NBJ. Air New Zealand - 'Awarua' in the all-white livery at Christchurch Airport, September 2001.

(G. Reid Copyright Image 4655-132.)

ZK-NBJ. Air New Zealand - 'Awarua' in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4655-034.)

ZK-NBJ. Air New Zealand - 'Awarua' in the all-white livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 2001.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4655-071.)

ZK-NBJ. Air New Zealand - 'Awarua' in the all-white livery at Auckland Airport, October 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4655-014.)