ZK-MCP. Aerospatiale ATR-72-212A-500. c/n 0630.
Was also registered as: F-WQKK.
This aircraft was ordered new by Air New Zealand - ?
Built by Avion de Transport Regional (ATR) at Toulouse, France
First flown (T1) Toulouse (Blagnac) - Toulouse (Blagnac) as 'F-WWLI' - January 13, 2000
Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-WQKK - January 2000
Accepted by Air New Zealand at Toulouse (Blagnac) - January 2000
Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to New Zealand as SXI? - January 2000
It arrived at Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - January 25, 2000
Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - January 25, 2000
Route: Toulouse - Alexandria - Al Ain - Nagpur - Penang - Kupang - Brisbane - Christchurch
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-MCP - January 26, 2000
Registered to Mount Cook Airline Limited, Christchurch, New Zealand
Operated its first Mount Cook revenue service Christchurch - ? as NZ? - January 2000
Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane - Townsville - May 29, 2015
The aircraft was repainted in Townsville by Flying Colours into the 'Silver Fern' livery
Ferried Townsville - Brisbane - Christchurch - June 14, 2015
Returned to service with Mount Cook Airline - June 2015
Mount Cook Airline was wound up - December 2019
Mount Cook Airline ceased to exist at the close of business - December 09, 2019
The aircraft was transferred to the Air New Zealand Air Operators Certificate
Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland - December 10, 2019
Operated its last revenue service Hamilton - Christchurch as NZ5623 - February 07, 2020
It was withdrawn from service and stored at Christchurch pending its disposal
Currently stored at Christchurch
ZK-MCP. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airline Ltd' titles at Christchurch Airport, date unknown.
(G. Reid Copyright Image 0390-071.)
ZK-MCP. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airline Ltd' titles at Christchurch Airport, January 12, 2013.
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ZK-MCP. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airline Ltd' titles at Christchurch Airport, August 31, 2013.
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ZK-MCP. Air New Zealand - in the 'Silver Fern' livery at Auckland Airport, January 22, 2016.
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ZK-MCP. Air New Zealand - in the 'Silver Fern' livery at Christchurch Airport, September 17, 2018.
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