ZK-NZR. Douglas DC-10-30. c/n 47849-213.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Air New Zealand - ?

Constructed by the McDonnell Douglas Corporation at Longbeach, California

First flown at Longbeach - August 22, 1975

Powered by General Electric CF6-50C2 engines

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZR - October 01, 1975

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Accepted by Air New Zealand at the Douglas plant, Longbeach - October 02, 1975

Departed Longbeach on the delivery flight to New Zealand (Captain P. F. Le Couteur) - October 02, 1975

Arrived Auckland on completion of the delivery flight - October 03, 1975

Operated first revenue service - October 1975

Withdrawn from service and stored at Auckland Airport - December 18, 1982

Sold to International Lease Finance Corporation

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - December 22, 1982

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-GDJK - December 22, 1982

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation, USA

Leased to LAM Mozambique as the registered operator

Withdrawn from service at placed in open storage at Paris (Le Bourget) - April 15, 1992

Leased to Lignes Aeriennes Caraibes (Air Martinique) - May 27, 1992

Withdrawn from service in a damaged condition at Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadaloupe - October 10, 1993

The aircraft was repaired and returned to service

Leased to AOM French Airlines as the registered operator - December 14, 1993

The aircraft was reregistered as F-GNDC - December 16, 1993

Observed in the AOM livery with additional 'Cubana' titles on the fuselage - August 17, 1995

Leased to AOM Minerve as the registered operator - October 06, 1999

Registered to SAS Recherche Aviation Groupe - January 25, 2002

Sub-leased to AirLib as the registered operator

Observed stored at Chateauroux, France in the standard AOM livery - November 17, 2002

Registered to AOM Air Liberte - November 22, 2002

AOM Air Liberte ceased operations due to financial difficulties - February 06, 2003

Registered to Avico, Paris - July 25, 2003

The aircraft was observed parked at Chateauroux without engines - December 27, 2003

Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - January 15, 2004

The aircraft had been permanently withdrawn from service and was prepared for scrapping

Observed at Chateauroux minus the aft fuselage section - August 2004

 

ZK-NZR. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1978.

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ZK-NZR. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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ZK-NZR. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1979.

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ZK-NZR. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1979.

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ZK-NZR. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1979.

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ZK-NZR. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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ZK-NZR. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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ZK-NZR. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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ZK-NZR. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

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ZK-NZR. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

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ZK-NZR. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1981.

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ZK-NZR. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1981.

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ZK-NZR. LAM Linhas Aereas de Mocambique - in the original livery at Paris Orly Airport, January 1983.

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F-GDJK. LAM Linhas Aereas de Mocambique - 'Maputo' in the original livery at Paris Orly Airport, June 1984.

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F-GDJK. LAM Linhas Aereas de Mocambique - 'Maputo' in the modified original livery at Paris Orly Airport, June 1985.

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F-GDJK. LAM Linhas Aereas de Mocambique - 'Maputo' in the final livery at Paris Orly Airport, September 1987.

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F-GDJK. LAM Linhas Aereas de Mocambique - 'Maputo' in the final livery at Paris Orly Airport, October 1987.

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F-GDJK. LAM Linhas Aereas de Mocambique - 'Maputo' in the final livery at Paris Orly Airport, June 1991.

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F-GDJK. LAM Linhas Aereas de Mocambique - 'Maputo' in the original livery at Paris Orly Airport, June 1991.

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F-GDJK. Air Martinique - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, July 1992.

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F-GDJK. Air Martinique - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, December 1992.

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F-GNDC. AOM - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, April 1994.

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F-GNDC. AOM Cubana - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, August 1995.

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F-GNDC. AOM - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, November 1997.

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F-GNDC. AOM - in the standard livery with additional 'animals' decals at Paris Orly Airport, December 1997.

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F-GNDC. AOM - in the standard livery with additional 'animals' decals at Paris Orly Airport, January 1998.

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F-GNDC. AOM - in the standard livery with additional faded 'animals' decals at Paris Orly Airport, February 2003.

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