ZK-MCA. Aerospatiale ATR-72-212A-500. c/n 0597.
Was also registered as: F-WQKC; S2-AHQ.
This aircraft was ordered new by Air New Zealand - ?
Built by Avion de Transport Regional (ATR) at Toulouse, France
First flown (T1) at Toulouse (Blagnac) with the test registration 'F-WWEO' - September 28, 1999
Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-WQKC - October 1999
Registered to Aerospatiale, France
Accepted by Air New Zealand at Toulouse (Blagnac) - October 1999
Departed Toulouse (Blagnac) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - October 1999
It arrived at Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - October 14, 1999
Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - October 15, 1999
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-MCA - October 15, 1999
Registered to Mount Cook Airline Limited, Christchurch, New Zealand
Operated its first revenue service - October 18, 1999
Operated its last revenue service in the 'Pacific Wave' livery - January 2016
Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane - Townsville for repainting - January 13, 2016
The aircraft was repainted into the 'Silver Fern' livery by Flying Colours
Departed Townsville (09:42 local) on the ferry flight to Christchurch via Brisbane - January 30, 2016
Arrived Christchurch (21:24 local) on completion of the ferry flight - January 30, 2016
Total flying time: 7 hours 34 minutes
Operated its last revenue service Palmerston North - Christchurch as NZ5187 - July 23, 2017
Test flown Christchurch - Christchurch - July 30, 2017
Entered onto the Bangladesh Aircraft Register as S2-AHQ - August 16, 2017
Registered to NonoAir, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Departed Christchurch (09:49 local) on the ferry flight to Vietnam as SXI1735 - August 16, 2017
It arrived at Ho Chi Minh City on completion of the ferry flight - August 18, 2017
Ferry route: Christchurch - Brisbane - Darwin - Koto Kinabula - Ho Chi Minh
The aircraft underwent post lease maintenance and repainting
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - August 19, 2017
Ferried Ho Chi Minh City - Dhaka on delivery to NovoAir - September 10, 2017
Current with NovoAir
ZK-MCA. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, November 1999.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0390-050.)
ZK-MCA. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, June 10, 2012.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0390-048.)
ZK-MCA. Air New Zealand - in the 'Silver Fern' livery at Christchurch Airport, May 07, 2016.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0390-049.)
ZK-MCA. Air New Zealand - in the 'Silver Fern' livery at Auckland Airport, July 12, 2017.
(J. Mounce Copyright Image 0390-112.)