ZK-NEU. de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102A. c/n 218.

 

This aircraft was rolled out of the de Havilland Canada Downsview plant - May 1990

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GESR - ?

Registered to de Havilland Canada, Downsview

First flown as 'C-GESR' - May 24, 1990

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC120A turboprop engines

Accepted by Great China Airlines, Taipei at Downsview - June 08, 1990

Entered onto the Chinese Aircraft Register as B-15207 - ?

Sold to Ansett Airlines of New Zealand Ltd - September 1995

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEU - September 29, 1995

Registered to Ansett New Zealand Limited, Auckland

Arrived Tamworth for overhaul by Eastern Australia Airlines - October 02, 1995

Leased to Ansett New Zealand - November 01, 1995

Ferried Tamworth - Christchurh - December 17, 1995

The aircraft was configured to seat 40 passengers

Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N.Z. - August 29, 2000

It was named 'City of Invercargill'

Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 03, 2000

To understand the Qantas New Zealand lineage please click 'HERE'

Tasman Pacific Airlines of N.Z. 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 - February 18, 2002

Returned to Finova Capital Plc on termination of the lease - September 05, 2002

The aircraft was then prepared at Christchurch for lease to Air Marshall Islands

Departed Christchurch in the Marshall Islands livery - December 23, 2002

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - January 23, 2003

Entered onto the Marshall Islands Aircraft Register as V7-0210 - January 23, 2003

Registered to Finova Capital Plc, Auckland

Leased to Air Marshall Islands as the registered operator

The aircraft had been reconfigured to seat 34 passengers

Current with Air Marshall Islands

 

ZK-NEU. Ansett New Zealand - in the 'Starmark' livery at Wellington Airport, December 18, 1995.

(M. Richardson Copyright Image 1920-977.)

ZK-NEU. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, October 2001.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 1920-978.)