ZK-MCU. Aerospatiale ATR-72-212A-500. c/n 632.
Was also registered as: F-WQKL.
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-WWLJ' - February 08, 2000
Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-WQKL - February 2000
Accepted by Air New Zealand at Toulouse (Blagnac) - February 2000
Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to New Zealand as SXI? - February 2000
It arrived at Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - February 25, 2000
Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - February 25, 2000
Route: Toulouse - Alexandria - Al Ain - Nagpur - Penang - Kupang - Brisbane - Christchurch
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-MCU - February 25, 2000
Registered to Mount Cook Airline Limited, Christchurch, New Zealand
Operated its first Mount Cook revenue service Christchurch - ? as NZ? - February 2000
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 Wellington - Christchurch as NZ5367 - February 07, 2020
It was withdrawn from service and stored at Christchurch pending its disposal
Currently stored at Christchurch
F-WQKL. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airline Ltd' titles at Brisbane Airport, March 2000.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0390-043.)
ZK-MCU. Air New Zealand Link - in the revised 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airline Ltd' titles at Christchurch Airport, April 25, 2012.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0390-096.)
ZK-MCU. Air New Zealand Link - in the revised 'Pacific Wave' livery with additional 'Mount Cook Airline Ltd' titles at Christchurch Airport, June 29, 2014.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0390-088.)