ZK-NZZ. Boeing 747-219B. c/n 22791-568.

Was also registered as: 9M-MHH; G-VIBE; N701TA; VP-BQH.

 

This aircraft was built by The Boeing Company, Everett, Seattle, Washington for Air New Zealand

Rolled out in the Air New Zealand livery - July 1982

First flown with the Boeing test registration 'N6018N' - August 05, 1982

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524G engines

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZZ - August 25, 1982

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Everett (Paine Field) - August 25, 1982

The aircraft was named 'Tokomaru' (a stone or post marking authority)

This aircraft was the fifth Boeing 747 delivered to Air New Zealand

It arrived at Auckland on completion on the delivery flight - August 26, 1982

Operated its first revenue service - August 1982

It was withdarwn from service and prepared for lease to Malaysian Airlines - February 1991

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - February 28, 1991

Entered onto the Malaysian Aircraft Register as 9M-MHH - February 28, 1991

Registered to Malaysian Airlines, Kuala Lumpur

Leased to Malaysian Airlines as the registered operator

Operated its first Malaysian Airlines revenue service - ?

Returned to Air New Zealand at Auckland at the end of the lease - October 08, 1992

Cancelled from the Malaysian Aircraft Register - October 12, 1992

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZZ - October 12, 1992

Registered to Air New Zealand Limite, Auckland

It was leased to Garuda Indonesia for 10 weeks - April 22, 1993

The aircraft was used on Hadj pilgrimage flights from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia

Leased to My Travel Airways t/a Airtours, Manchester - April 28, 1998

Departed Auckland in the basic Air New Zealand livery on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom - April 28, 1998

It arrived at Manchester on completion of the ferry flight - April 29, 1998

Operated its first Airtours revenue service - May 01, 1998

It was returned to Air New Zealand at Manchester at the end of the lease - November 02, 1998

Departed Manchester on the ferry flight to New Zealand - November 04, 1998

It arrived at Auckland on completion of the ferry flight and stored - November 04, 1998

Work commenced to prepare the aircraft for sale to Virgin Atlantic Airways - May 1999

Major upgrading of the aircraft's interior was carried out during the overhaul

This included new sidewall panelling, new seat covers and carpets and galley upgrade

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - September 24, 1999

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-VIBE (CofR G-VIBE/R1) - September 24, 1999

Registered to Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited, London

Sold to Virgin Atlantic Airways - September 24, 1999

The aircraft was named 'Dancing Queen'

Departed Auckland on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom in an all-metal livery - September 25, 1999

It arrived at London (Gatwick) on completion of the ferry flight - September 26, 1999

Ferried London (Gatwick) - Amsterdam (Schiphol) for repainting into the Virgin livery - September 27, 1999

Ferried London (Gatwick) - Mojave (California) for storage - February 12, 2002

Ferried Mojave (California) - London (Gatwick) to re-enter service - February 22, 2002

Ferried London (Gatwick) - Mojave for storage - ?

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - July 14, 2005

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N701TA - July 21, 2005

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Ferried Mojave - San Antonio, Texas for preparation lease / sale to Transaero, Russia - ? 2005

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - October 27, 2005

Entered onto the Bermudian Aircraft Register as VP-BQH - October 27, 2005

Ferried San Antonio - Moscow (Domodedovo) on delivery to Transaero - November 04, 2005

Entered service with Transaero - November 2005

Operated its final revenue service - ?

The aircraft was withdrawn from use at Moscow (Domodedovo) - November 25, 2011

Ferried into storage at Griffiss Airpark, Rome, New York - November 2011

Cancelled from the Bermudian Aircraft Register - ?

It was observed parked at Griffiss Airpark in an all-white livery - October 01, 2019

The aircraft us withoiut engines, rudder and forward enty door

Current status - ?

 

 

ZK-NZZ. Air New Zealand - 'Tokomaru' in the original livery with additional 'London' sticker at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 25, 1983.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4635-097.)

ZK-NZZ. Air New Zealand - 'Tokomaru' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4635-640.)

ZK-NZZ. Air New Zealand - 'Tokomaru' in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-718.)

9M-MHH. Malaysia - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, September 1992

(N. Roozen Copyright Image 4635-084.)

ZK-NZZ. Malaysia - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, October 1992

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4635-642.)

ZK-NZZ. Air New Zealand - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1992

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ZK-NZZ. Air New Zealand - in the all-white livery at Auckland Airport, December 1992

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ZK-NZZ. Garuda Indonesia - in the non-standard livery at Jakarta Halim Airport, April 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-719.)

ZK-NZZ. Air New Zealand - 'Tokomaru' in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, November 11, 1994.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4635-886.)

ZK-NZZ. Airtours - in the basic Air New Zealand livery at Manchester Airport, May 1998.

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ZK-NZZ. Airtours - in the basic Air New Zealand livery at Manchester Airport, May 1998.

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ZK-NZZ. Airtours - in the basic Air New Zealand livery at Manchester Airport, May 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-085.)

ZK-NZZ. Airtours - in the basic Air New Zealand livery at Auckland Airport, June 1999.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4635-721.)

ZK-NZZ. Air New Zealand - in the all-metal livery at Auckland Airport, September 1999.

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G-VIBE. Virgin Atlantic - 'Dancing Queen' in the standard livery at London Gatwick Airport, October 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-093.)

G-VIBE. Virgin Atlantic - 'Dancing Queen' in the standard livery at Miami International Airport, October 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-723.)

G-VIBE. Virgin Atlantic - 'Dancing Queen' in the standard livery at Miami International Airport, January 2000.

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G-VIBE. Virgin Atlantic - 'Dancing Queen' in the standard livery at Miami International Airport, March 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-683.)

VP-BQH. Transaero - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4635-763.)