ZK-NBD. Boeing 767-205ER. c/n 23058-101.

Was also registered as: LN-SUW; N768BE; PP-VNM; DQ-FJA; N651TW; N713AX; N655GT.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Braathens ASA - ?

First flown from Everett (Paine Field) as 'N6018N' - September 12, 1984

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4D engines

Entered onto the Norwegian Aircraft Register as LN-SUW - September 28, 1984

Registered to Braathens SAFE, Fornebu, Norway

Accepted by Braathens at Everett (Paine Field) - September 29, 1984

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Norway - September 1984

Operated its final revenue service - ?

Returned to Boeing Holding Company - September 02, 1986

Cancelled from the Norwegian Aircraft Register - September 02, 1986

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N768BE - September 02, 1986

Registered to :

It was observed at Everett (Boeing Field) in the 'Varig' livery - September 1986

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - September 1986

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Registeras PP-VNM - September 17, 1986

Leased to Varig Brazil as the registered operator

It arrived at Rio de Janiero on delivery to Varig - September 19, 1986

Withdrawn from service and returned to the lessor at the end of the lease - August 11, 1987

Cancelled from the Brazilian Aircraft Register - August 12, 1987

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N768BE - August 12, 1987

Registered to The Boeing Company, Everett, Washington

The aircraft was converted to a 'Boeing 767-205ER' at Everett

Ownership transferred to Polaris Leasing, U.S.A. - October 27, 1987

The aircraft was leased to Air New Zealand - October 27, 1987

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - October 27, 1987

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NBD - October 28, 1987

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Departed Everett on the delivery flight to New Zealand in the basic 'Varig' livery - October 28, 1987

It arrived at Auckland on completion of the delivery flight - October 30, 1987

The aircraft was named 'Aparima' (in company of five)

It was withdrawn from service at uckland - June 1990

It was repainted into the 'Air Pacific' livery at Auckland

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - July 04, 1990

Entered onto the Fijian Aircraft Register as DQ-FJA - July 05, 1990

Registered to Air Pacific, Nadi Fiji

Accepted by Air Pacific at Auckland - July 05, 1990

It was returned to International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) at Auckland - September 28, 1994

ILFC were the new owner of the aircraft

Cancelled from the Fijian Aircraft Register - October ?, 1994

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N651TW - October 31, 1994

Registered to First Security Bank of Utah

Leased to Trans World Airlines as the registered operator

Departed Auckland on the ferry flight to the United States - November 03, 1994

It arrived at Santa Barbara California on completion of the ferry flight - November 03, 1994

The aircraft was prepared for its lease to TWA at Santa Barbara

Handed over to Trans World Airlines at Kansas City - December 15, 1994

Operated its first TWA revenue service - December 18, 1994

It was withdrawn from service by TWA and returned to ILFC - November 08, 2000

The aircraft was converted to a 'Packet Freighter' by ?

Reregistered as N713AX - December 29, 2000

Registered to Airborne Express

Delivered to Airborne Express (ABX Air) - December 29, 2000

The aircraft was repainted into the 'DHL Express' livery - mid 2006

Leased to DHL Network Operations (USA) Inc as the registered operator - June 29, 2010

Reregistered as N655GT - July 13, 2011

Ferried to Tel Aviv for conversion to freight configuration by Israeli Aircraft Industries - May 04, 2012

Test flown Tel Aviv - Tel Aviv in freighter configuration - October 04, 2012

The aircraft was now designated a 'Boeing 767-205ER(BDSF)'

Sold to Wels Fargo Bank North West, Utah - November 05, 2012

Leased to Atlas Air as the registered operator

It was withdrawn from Atlas Air service and stored at Roswell, New Mexico - May 24, 2021

Intended lease to ABX Air - August 2022

Current status - ?

 

 

LN-SUW. Braathens SAFE - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4655-043.)

ZK-NBD. Air New Zealand - 'Aparima' in the basic 'Varig' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4655-143.)

ZK-NBD. Air New Zealand - 'Aparima' in the basic 'Varig' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 10, 1988.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4655-018.)

ZK-NBD. Air New Zealand - 'Aparima' in the basic 'Varig' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 10, 1988.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4655-026.)

ZK-NBD. Air New Zealand - 'Aparima' in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4655-032.)

DQ-FJA. Air Pacific - 'Island of Vanua Levu' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4655-024.)

DQ-FJA. Air Pacific - 'Island of Vanua Levu' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4655-059.)

DQ-FJA. Air Pacific - 'Island of Vanua Levu' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4655-033.)