ZK-MCY. Aerospatiale ATR-72-212. c/n 0463.
Was also registered as: F-WQLM; N534AS; PR-TTJ; ZS-XCA; TU-TTR.
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-WWLQ' - September 28, 1995
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-MCY - January 31, 1996
Registered to Mount Cook Airline Limited, Christchurch, New Zealand
Accepted by Air New Zealand at Toulouse (Blagnac) - February 02, 1996
The aircraft was named 'Rotorua'
Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to New Zealand as SXI? - February 02, 1996
It arrived at Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - February 09, 1996
Route: Toulouse - Alexandria - Al Ain - Nagpur - Penang - Kupang - Brisbane - Christchurch
Operated its first Mount Cook revenue service Christchurch - ? as NZ? - February 1996
The aircraft was withdrawn from service at Christchurch - February 2000
Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to France - March 2000
It arrived at Toulouse (Blagnac) on completion of the ferry flight - March 14, 2000
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - March 14, 2000
Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-WQLM - March 14, 2000
Departed Toulouse on the ferry flight to the United States - May 2000
It arrived at Atlanta on delivery to Atlantic Southeast Airlines - May 24, 2000
Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - May 24, 2000
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N534AS - May 24, 2000
Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest, Salt Lake City, Utah
Leased to Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) as the registered operator
It was withdrawn from service at Atlanta, Georgia - March 14, 2005
Ferried Atlanta - Manaus (Brazil) in an all-white livery - April 2005
Leased to Total Linhas Aereas, Manaus, Brazil as the registered operator - April 13, 2005
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - September 26, 2005
Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PR-TTJ - September 26, 2005
It was withdrawn from service by Total Linhas Aereas - May 2008
Leased to Trip Linhas Aereas, Sao Paulo as the registered operator - May 2008
It was withdrawn from service and stored at Belo Horizonte (Pampulha) - March 2013
Sold to Solenta Aviation, South Africa - December 2013
Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-XCA - December 09, 2013
It was withdrawn from service by Solenta - July 15, 2016
Ferried to Abidjan for storage
Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the Cote d'Ivoire Aircraft Register as TU-TTR - ?
Ferried to Toulouse (Franzacal) for conversion to freighter configuration - ?
Returned to Abidjan for storage - May 01, 2019
Current status - ?