ZK-NCM. Boeing 767-35HER. c/n 26389-459.
Was also registered as: N800CZ; C-GGBJ; VH-BZN (ntu); EI-DBP; 9H-KIA.
This aircraft was built for C. Itoh Aerospance Finance
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Everett) - September 21, 1992
First flown as 'N60659' - October 07, 1992
Powered by General Electric CF6-80C2B6F engines
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N800CZ - October 23, 1992
Accepted by C. Itoh Aerospace Finance at Seattle - October 23, 1992
Leased to China Southern Airlines as the registered operator - October 23, 1992
Returned to C. Itoh Aerospace Finance at the end of the lease - April 01, 1996
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April ?, 1996
Leased to Air New Zealand - April 01, 1996
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NCM - April 04, 1996
Regisitered to Air New Zealand, Auckland
Ferried Guangshou - Osaka (Itami) in the China Southern livery - April 04, 1996
Rolled out at Osaka in an 'all-white' livery without titles or logos - April 12, 1996
Ferried Osaka (Itami) - Auckland as ANZ6100 - April 12, 1996
Rolled out in the new Air New Zealand 'Pacific Wave' livery at Auckland - April 29, 1996
Entered service with Air New Zealand - April 29, 1996
Ferried Auckland - Las Vegas - London (Gatwick) - April 27 - 28, 1998
Sub-leased to Airtours International Airways (UK) for the northern summer season - April 29, 1998
Operated its first revenue service with Airtours - May 02, 1998
It was observed at Palma without titles and with Airtours tail logo on the port side only - May 16, 1998
It was observed at Manchester for painting into the 'Airtours' livery - May 27, 1998
Departed Manchester on the ferry flight to New Zealand as AIH097 - November 03, 1998
It arrived at Auckland on completion of the ferry flight - November 04, 1998
Ferry route: Manchester - Bahrain - Sydney - Auckland
Returned to Air New Zealand at the end of the sub-lease - November 04, 1998
Returned to service with Air New Zealand - ?
Withdrawn from use at Auckland - ?
Ferried Auckland - Christchurch for end-of-lease maintenaince - May 2000
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - May 18, 2000
Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Vancouver, Canada - May 19, 2000
Returned to C. Itoh Aerospace Finance at the end of lease - May 21, 2000
Leased to Air Canada - May 21, 2000
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GGBJ - June 02, 2000
Sub-leased to Canadian Airlines International as the registered operator
Operated its first Canadian International revenue service Vancouver - Toronto as CP8842 - June 05, 2000
Sold to CIT Leasing Corporation - September 28, 2000
Canadian Airlines was absorbed into Air Canada - March 29, 2001
Registered to Air Canada - April 04, 2001
Operated its final revenue service London (Heathrow) - St Johns - Halifax as AC3079 - August 31, 2001
Ferried Halifax - Toronto as AC3951 - August 31, 2001
The aircraft had flown 33,206 hours and 9,094 cycles
The aircraft was intended to be sub-leased to Ansett Australia
It was expected to arrive at Christchurch for conversion to the required Ansett configuration - September 2001
The intended sub-lease was cancelled
The aircraft had been painted into the 'Ansett Australia' livery - September 2001
Ferried Toronto - Montreal in the Ansett livery with 'VH-BZN' taped over as AC7076 - September 05, 2001
Ansett Australia suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
This aircraft was never delivered
It was repainted into the Air Canada livery at Montreal
Returned to Air Canada service Montreal (Dorval) - Toronto as AC403 - September 29, 2001
Operated its final Air Canada revenue service Vancouver - Montreal (Dorval) as AC112 - April 24, 2003
It had flown 39,759 hours with 10,322 cycles to date
Ferried Montreal (Dorval) - Dublin as AC7061 - May 02 - 03, 2003
Cancelled from Canadian Aircraft Register - May 23, 2003
Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-DBP - May 23, 2003
Registered to CIT Ireland Leasing Ltd
It was intended that the aircraft be leased to Alitalia following maintenance at Dublin Airport
Registered to CIT Leasing Corp, New York
Leased to Alitalia as the registered operator - ?
Ferried Dublin - Roma (Fiumicino) on delivery to Alitalia in basic Air Canada livery as AZ8921 - June 17, 2003
Repainted into the Alitalia livery to prior to entry into service - September 01, 2003
The aircraft was named 'Duca Degli Abruzzi'
Repainted into 'Sky Team' livery at Tel Aviv and rolled out as such - May 26, 2009
Ferried Tel Aviv - Rome (Fiumicino) in the new 'Sky Team' livery with Alitalia titles - May 26, 2009
Operated its last Alitalia revenue service Lagos - Accra - Rome (Fiumicino) as AZ847 - October 20 - 21, 2012
Ferried Rome (Fiumicino) - Naples as AZ8940 for storage - October 22, 2012
It was stored at Naples as 'EI-DBP'
Ferried Naples - Rome (Fiumicino) for maintenance - ?
Test flown Rome (Fiumicino) - Rome (Fiumicino) - August 22, 2013
Leased by Centennial Aviation Ireland to Blue Panorama Airlines - August 31, 2013
Ferried Rome (Fiumicino) - Caracas in an all-white livery - August 31, 2013
Sub-leased to ConViasa, Venezuela - August 31, 2013
Returned to Blue Panorama Airlines at the end of the lease - October 01, 2013
Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - October 02, 2018
Entered onto the Maltese Aircraft Register as 9H-KIA - October 03, 2018
Blue Panorama Airlines was renamed Luke Air in honour of the airline's owner, Luca Patene - October 15, 2019
Withdrawn from service and stored at Miami, Florida - September 03, 2020
Current status - ?
ZK-NCM. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Auckland Airport, April 1996.
(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4650-322.)
ZK-NCM. Airtours - in the basic livery at Manchester Airport, May 1998
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ZK-NCM. Airtours - in the standard livery at London Gatwick Airport, July 1998
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-324.)
ZK-NCM. Airtours - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1998
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-273.)
ZK-NCM. Air New Zealand - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1999.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-325.)
C-GGBJ. Canadian - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 2000.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-713.)
C-GGBJ. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Toronto Pearson Airport, September 2001.
(T. Kim Copyright Image 4650-217.)
EI-DBP. Alitalia - 'Duca Degli Abruzzi' in the standard livery at Milan Airport, October 2003.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-218.)
EI-DBP. Alitalia - 'Duca Degli Abruzzi' in the standard livery at Milan Airport, December 2003.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-158.)
EI-DBP. Alitalia - 'Duca Degli Abruzzi' in the 'Skyteam' livery at Milan Airport, April 2010.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-242.)
EI-DBP. Alitalia - 'Duca Degli Abruzzi' in the 'Skyteam' livery at Rome Airport, September 2010.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-243.)
EI-DBP. Blue Panorama - in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, December 2013.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-138.)
EI-DBP. Blue Panorama - in the all-white livery at Malpensa Airport, April 12, 2015.
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