ZK-NZI. British Aerospace 146-300. c/n E3143.

 

This aircraft was 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 Bilmans Management Limited, Christchurch t/a Ansett New Zealand

The aircraft was named 'City of Dunedin'

It was configured to seat 90 passengers

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

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

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - December 23, 1989

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

Port Headland - Alice Springs - Melbourne - Christchurch

Operated its first revenue service - December 28, 1989

Transferred to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N.Z. - August 29, 2000

Operated the final Ansett New Zealand revenue service - September 2000

Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 03, 2000

The aircraft had flown 23,833 hours with 28,009 cycles

The aircraft was returned to Bilmans Management Limited

Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ began operating as Qantas New Zealand - September 04, 2000

Qantas New Zealand ceased operations - April 21, 2001

To understand the Qantas New Zealand lineage please click 'HERE'

Ferried Wellington - Christchurch for storage

Painted into the Air New Zealand 'Pacific Wave' livery and ferried Christchurch - Auckland where the official

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

Ferried Auckland - Christchurch - May 22, 2001

Registered to Mount Cook Airline Ltd, Christchurch - June 08, 2001

It was 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 Australia ceased all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

This aircraft was offered for immediate sale by the Ansett Administrators - October 25, 2001

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

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

It was placed in long-term storage at Melbourne (Essendon)

The nose was badly damaged during a violent wind storm when it was blown into 'ZK-NZN' - September 02, 2002

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

Flight crew: Captains G. Goodson, R. Goulet

Observed being parted out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - March 2006

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - July 06, 2006

Broken up for scrap at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - August 15, 2006

 

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-173.)

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

(M. Richardson Copyright Image 0414-118.)

ZK-NZI. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Dunedin' in the 'Starmark' livery at Auckland Airport, March 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-174.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-047.)

ZK-NZI. Ansett New Zealand - in the basic 'Starmark' livery at Christchurch Airport, June 18, 2000.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0414-438.)

ZK-NZI. Qantas New Zealand - in the all-white livery at Christchurch Airport, October 11, 2000.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0414-439.)

ZK-NZI. Qantas New Zealand - in the all-white livery at Wellington Airport, October 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0414-108.)

ZK-NZI. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airlines Ltd' titles at Christchurch Airport, June 2001.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 0414-107.)

ZK-NZI. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airlines Ltd' titles at Christchurch Airport, September 10, 2001.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0414-440.)

ZK-NZI. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airlines Ltd' titles at Christchurch Airport, November 2001.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 0414-106.)