ZK-NET. de Havilland DHC-8-102A. c/n 197.
This aircraft was ordered new by Great China Airlines - ?
It was rolled out of the de Havilland Canada Downsview plant - February 01, 1990
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GEOA - ?
Registered to de Havilland Canada, Downsview, Ontario
First flown as C-GEOA - February 28, 1990
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC120A turboprop engines
Accepted by Great China Airlines, Taipei at Downsview - March 01, 1990
Entered onto the Chinese Aircraft Register as B-15205 - ?
Sold to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N. Z. Ltd - October 1995
Cancelled from the Chinese Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NET - October 20, 1995
Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N.Z,
Arrived Tamworth for overhaul by Eastern Australia Airlines - October 23, 1995
Leased to Ansett New Zealand as the registered operator - February 01, 1996
Ferried Tamworth - Christchurh - February 01, 1996
This aircraft was configured to seat 40 passengers
It was named 'City of Nelson'
Ansett New Zealand commenced operating as Qantas New Zealand - September 04, 2000
Operations ceased and the aircraft was placed in storage at Christchurch - April 21, 2001
Sold to Finova Capital Plc, Auckland - June 26, 2001
Leased to Origin Pacific Airways Ltd as the registered operator - January 24, 2002
Returned to Finova Capital - May 02, 2003
The aircraft was again stored at Christchurch
Leased to Airlines of PNG Ltd - July 2003
Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Port Morseby - July 27, 2003
Arrived Port Morseby on completion of the ferry flight - July 28, 2003
Ferry route: Christchurch - Norfolk Island - Brisbane - Cairns - Port Moresby
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - August 01, 2003
Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-MCI - September 2003
Registered to Finova Capital Plc
Leased to Airlines of PNG as the registered operator
Current with Airlines of PNG
ZK-NET. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, February 2002.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-032.)
ZK-NET. Origin Pacific - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, March 2002.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-667.)