ZK-NZI. BAe 146-300. c/n E3143.


 

Built at Hatfield for Ansett New Zealand

First flown as a Bae146-300A G-5-143 - December 13, 1989

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZI - December 14, 1989

Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N.Z. Ltd

Aircraft was named 'City of Dunedin'

Configured to seat 90 passengers

Accepted by Ansett New Zealand at Hatfield - December 19, 1989

Departed Hatfield on delivery flight to New Zealand - December 19, 1989

Arrived Christchurch at conclusion of delivery flight - December 23, 1989

Delivery route: Hatfield - Belgrade - Larnaca - Dubai - Mumbai - Madras - Phuket - Singapore - Denpasar -

Port Headland - Alice Springs - Melbourne - Christchurch

Operated first Ansett New Zealand revenue service - December 28, 1989

Operated final Ansett New Zealand revenue service - September 2000

Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 3, 2000

Aircraft had flown 23,833 hours with 28,009 cycles

Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ began operating as Qantas New Zealand - September 4, 2000

Qantas New Zealand ceased operations - April 21, 2001

Ferried Wellington - Christchurch for storage

Painted in full Air New Zealand livery and ferried Christchurch - Auckland where official unveiling and

announcement that the 146s would operate under Mount Cook banner - May 21, 2001

Ferried Auckland - Christchurch - May 22, 2001

Registered to Air New Zealand / Mount Cook Airline Ltd, Christchurch - May 30, 2001

Leased to Mount Cook Airlines and retained as a maintenance spare

Operated first Mount Cook revenue service - July 29, 2001

Offered for immediate sale by Ansett Trading having flown 27,508 hours - July 2001

Ansett ceased all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Aircraft offered for immediate sale by Ansett Administrators - October 25, 2001

Registered to Ansett Australia (Deed of Company Arrangement) - January 21, 2002

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne in all-white livery - January 25, 2002

Placed in long-term storage at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport

Nose badly damaged during violent wind storm when blown into ZK-NZN - September 2, 2002

Ferried Melbourne (Essendon) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - August 24, 2005

Flight crew: Captains G. Goodson, R. Goulet

Observed being parted out at Tullamarine Airport - March 2006

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - July 6, 2006

Broken up for scrap at Melbourne Airport - August 15, 2006

 


 

ZK-NZI. Ansett New Zealand - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1989.

 

ZK-NZI. Ansett New Zealand - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Wellington Airport, January 1990.

ZK-NZI. Ansett New Zealand - in the 'Starmark' livery at Auckland Airport, February 1995.

ZK-NZI. Ansett New Zealand - in the 'Starmark' livery at Auckland Airport, October 1995.

ZK-NZI. Qantas New Zealand - in the all-white livery at Wellington Airport, October 2000.
 
ZK-NZI. Air New Zealand - in the full livery at Christchurch Airport, June 2001.

ZK-NZI. Air New Zealand - in the full livery at Christchurch Airport, November 2001.