ZK-NZS. Douglas DC-10-30. (46954-227)

 

 

 

ZK-NZS. Malaysian Airline System - in the standard Air New Zealand livery at Tokyo Narita Airport, April 1978.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Built by the McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Longbeach, CA, USA.

29 Apr 1976

First flown at Longbeach, California

06 Jun 1976

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Longbeach, California.

07 Jun 1976

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZS.

 

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand.

Departed Longbeach on the delivery flight to New Zealand the same day.

08 Jun 1976

Arrived at Auckland at conclusion of the delivery flight.

 

Aircraft was under the command of Captain Ian Gemmell.

19 Jun 1976

Operated first revenue service Auckland - Honolulu - Los Angeles - London.

-- Mar 1978

Withdrawn from service by Air New Zealand at Auckland Airport.

 

Leased to Malaysia Airlines System, Kuala Lumpur as ZK-NZS.

-- Aug 1978

Returned to Air New Zealand on termination of lease.

01 Apr 1979

Leased to National Airlines, Orlando, Florida, USA as ZK-NZS.

29 Oct 1979

Returned to Air New Zealand on termination of lease.

28 Jun 1982

Leased to LAN Chile, Santiago, Chile, as CC-CJS.

29 Jun 1982

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register.

08 Jul 1986

Returned to Air New Zealand on termination of lease.

11 Jul 1986

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZS.
  Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

01 Aug 1986

Sold to International Lease Finance Corporation, USA.

 

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register.

 

Leased to Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) as SE-DFH.

04 Oct 1986

Sub-leased to Scanair as SE-DFH.

30 Mar 1987

Returned to SAS on termination of sub-lease.

10 Oct 1990

Sold to Electra Aviation and ferried from Copenhagen to Paris, Le Bourget.

24 Oct 1990

Leased to Air Outre Mer, Paris.

  Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-ODLY.

10 Dec 1990

Entered service with AOM (Air Outre Mer).

01 Mar 1992

Air Outre Mer changed its name to AOM French Airlines.

05 Oct 1999

Aircraft registered to AOM Minerve SA.

05 May 2000

Aircraft registered to AOM Air Liberté, (AirLib) as F-GTLY.

21 Mar 2002

Observed at Tel Aviv, Israel with most paint stripped from the aircraft.

20 May 2002

Observed at Paris (Charles de Gaulle) Airport in new AirLib livery.

06 Feb 2003

AirLib ceased operations.

11 Mar 2003

Observed at Havana, Cuba in full AirLib livery.

11 Dec 2004

Observed at Havana, Cuba in derelict but complete condition.

 

Aircraft was being used as a ground trainer.

 

Has the titles 'Centro de Entrenamientos Aeronautico' painted on fuselage.