ZK-NAU. Boeing 737-219A. c/n 23471-1189.
Was also registered as: XA-TWJ.
This aircraft was ordered new by Air New Zealand Limited - ?
First flown at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 06, 1986
Accepted by Air New Zealand at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 21, 1986
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NAU - January 22, 1986
Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland
It arrived at Christchurch having completed its ferry flight from the United States - January 26, 1986
The aircraft was named 'Pateke' (brown duck)
Operated its first revenue service - February 07, 1986
This aircraft was the 2nd Boeing 737 to be fitted with Nordam engine hush-kits
Test flown Christchurch - Christchurch following fitment of the Nordam engine hush-kits - September 1992
Withdrawn from service and stored at Christchurch - 1999
Sold to Aviacion de Chiapas (AVIACSA), Mexico
The aircraft was repainted into the AVIACSA livery at Christchurch
The aircraft remained stored at Christchurch due to issues regarding its payment
Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Mexico - November 29, 2002
Arrived at Tijuana (Mexico) on completion of the ferry flight - December 02, 2002
Flight crew: Capt J. Forster; F/O G. Donaldson
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - December 05, 2002
Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-TWJ - April 01, 2003
Registered to AVIACSA, Monterrey
AVIACSA ceased operations due to financial problems - July 06, 2009
It was withdrawn from service and stored at Cancun Airport, Cancun
It was observed stored in a derelict condition at Cancun - April 28, 2015
Current status - ?
ZK-NAU. Air New Zealand - 'Pateke' in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, December 1995.
(M. Richardson Copyright Image 4625-083.)
ZK-NAU. Air New Zealand - 'Pateke' in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Dunedin Airport, February 1998.
(G. Reid Copyright Image 4625-586.)
ZK-NAU. Aviacsa - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, September 15, 2000.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 4625-512.)
ZK-NAU. Aviacsa - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, November 2000.
(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4625-084.)