ZK-NET. de Havilland Canada 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 Ansett New Zealand Limited, Auckland

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'

Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of New Zealand - August 29, 2000

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Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 03, 2000

Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ commenced operating as Qantas New Zealand - September 04, 2000

Qantas New Zealand ceased operations - April 21, 2001

The aircraft was placed in open storage at Christchurch - April 21, 2001

Sold to Finova Capital Plc, Auckland - June 26, 2001

Registered 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 on termination of the lease - 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, October 2001.

(J.Mounce 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.)