ZK-NZT. Douglas DC-10-30. (46950-242)

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-- Jul 1977

First flown at Longbeach, California

09 Nov 1977

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

10 Nov 1977

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Longbeach, California.

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

11 Nov 1977

Arrived at Auckland at conclusion of the delivery flight.

 

Aircraft was under the command of Captain Ian Gemmell.

-- Jun 1982

Withdrawn from service by Air New Zealand at Auckland Airport.

09 Jun 1982

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

10 Jun 1982

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register.

-- Mar 1986

Returned to Air New Zealand on termination of lease.

 

Sold to International Lease Finance Corporation, USA.

 

Prepared by Air New Zealand for lease to American Airlines.

16 Jun 1986

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N164AA.

 

Registered to American Airlines, Dallas, Texas, USA.

17 Jun 1986

Departed Auckland on ferry flight to the United States.

02 Jan 1994

Withdrawn from use by American Airlines.

05 Jan 1994

Ferried to Tulsa, Oklahoma for storage.

06 Sep 1994

Returned to service with American Airlines.

10 Oct 1994

Ferried to Tulsa, Oklahoma for storage.

01 Dec 1994

Returned to service with American Airlines.

11 Jan 1996

Withdrawn from service and stored at Amarillo, Texas.

 

Aircraft had flown 60,914 hours with 12,998 cycles.

17 Jun 1996

Ferried to Tulsa, Oklahoma for maintenance.

18 Jul 1996

Returned to service with American Airlines.

20 Nov 2000

Withdrawn from service by American Airlines at Dallas-Fort Worth.

04 Dec 2000

Ferried Dallas - Fort Worth to Mojave, California for long term storage.

 

Aircraft had flown 75,285 with 15,414 cycles.

15 Jun 2001

Sold to Pegasus Leasing, USA.

21 Jun 2001

Aircraft remained stored at Marana, Arizona

07 Feb 2003

Sold to ART 46950 LLC, San Francisco, USA.

 

Gradually parted out and broken up at Marana.

31 Mar 2011

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register as ‘broken up’.