ZK-NEW. de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102. c/n 101.


This aircraft was ordered new by Newmans Airways - ?

It was built by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario - 1984

First flown as 'C-GFQL' - December 1984

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50 engines

It was accepted by Newmans at Downsview - December 1984

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEW - December 15, 1984

Registered to Newmans Airways Limited, Nelson

The aircraft was named 'Uenuku' (god of rainbows)

It was configured to seat 50 passengers

It arrived at Christchurch on completion of its ferry flight from Canada - December 22, 1984

Operated its first revenue service - ?

It was withdrawn from service at Christchurch - December 26, 1986

Ownership was transferred to Ansett New Zealand - December 26, 1986

Newmans Airways was renamed Ansett Newmans and later Ansett New Zealand

This aircraft was not operated by either of these companies

Registered to Billmans Management Limited, New Zealand - January 28, 1987

Sold to de Havilland Canada - January 30, 1987

Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom - February 03, 1987

Arrived Glasgow on completion of the ferry flight - March 04, 1987

The aircraft had been repainted into Eurocity Express livery prior to its departure from New Zealand

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - March 05, 1987

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BNDC (CofR G-BNDC/R1) - March 06, 1987

Registered to Eurocity Express Limited, London

Lesased to Eurocity Express as the registered operator

Sub-leased to Loganair - April 02, 1987

Returned to Eurocity Express at the end of the sub-lease - October 1987

Eurocity Express was renamed London City Airways - February 22, 1988

The aircraft was withdrawn from service and returned to de Havilland Canada - April 21, 1988

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - April 26, 1988

Sold to Gronlandsfly A/S trading as Greenlandair - May 01, 1988

Entered onto the Danish Aircraft Register as OY-CTC - May 01, 1988

The aircraft was named 'Minniki' (short lander)

Greenlandair was renamed Air Greenland - April 18, 2002

It arrived at Norwich, England for repainting into the red 'Air Greenland' livery - January 18, 2004

Returned to Keflavik in the new livery - February 02, 2004

Withdrawn from use and prepared for sale to Air Tindi, Canada - 2012

Sold to Air Tindi Limited, Canada - February 27, 2012

Cancelled from the Danish Aircraft Register - February 29, 2012

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GCPY - February 29, 2012

Registered to Air Tindi Limited, Yellowknife

Current with Air Tindi



G-BNDC. Eurocity Express - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, January 28, 1987.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 1922-005.)

ZK-NEW. Eurocity Express - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1987.

(J. Mounce Collection Copyright Image 1922-006.)