ZK-NET. de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102A. c/n 197.
It was also registered as: VH-AEP.
This aircraft was ordered new by Great China Airlines - ?
It was rolled out of the de Havilland Canada Downsview plant - February 01, 1990
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GEOA - ?
Registered to de Havilland Canada, Downsview, Ontario
First flown as C-GEOA - February 28, 1990
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC120A turboprop engines
Accepted by Great China Airlines, Taipei at Downsview - March 01, 1990
Departed Downsview on the ferry flight to Taiwan - March 04, 1990
Arrived Taipei on completion of the ferry flight - March 05, 1990
Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - April 11, 1990
Entered onto the Chinese Aircraft Register as B-15205 - April 1990
Sold to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N. Z. Ltd - October 1995
Cancelled from the Chinese Aircraft Register - October 1995
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NET - October 20, 1995
Registered to Ansett New Zealand Limited, Auckland
Arrived Tamworth for overhaul by Eastern Australia Airlines - October 23, 1995
Leased to Ansett New Zealand as the registered operator - February 01, 1996
Ferried Tamworth - Christchurch - February 01, 1996
This aircraft was configured to seat 40 passengers
It was named 'City of Nelson'
Operated its first revenue service - ?
Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of New Zealand - August 29, 2000
Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 03, 2000
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Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ commenced operating as Qantas New Zealand - September 04, 2000
Qantas New Zealand ceased operations - April 21, 2001
The aircraft was placed in open storage at Christchurch - April 21, 2001
Sold to Finova Capital Plc, Auckland - June 26, 2001
Registered to Finova Capital Plc, Auckland - June 26, 2001
Leased to Origin Pacific Airways Ltd as the registered operator - January 24, 2002
Returned to Finova Capital on termination of the lease - May 02, 2003
The aircraft was again stored at Christchurch
Leased to Airlines of PNG Ltd - July 2003
Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Port Moresby - July 27, 2003
Arrived Port Moresby on completion of the ferry flight - July 28, 2003
Ferry route: Christchurch - Norfolk Island - Brisbane - Cairns - Port Moresby
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - August 01, 2003
Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-MCI - September 2003
Registered to Finova Capital Plc
Leased to Airlines of PNG as the registered operator
The aircraft is now configured with 36 economy class seats
The aircraft was withdrawn from service and prepared for lease to Maroomba Airlines - ?
Departed Port Moresby on the ferry flight to Perth - June 25, 2019
Arrived Perth on completion of the ferry flight in an all-white livery - June 26, 2019
Ferry route: Port Moresby - Cairns - Alice Springs - Kalgoorlie - Perth
Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - July 05, 2019
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AEP - July 05, 2019
Registered to PNG Air Limited, Boroko
Leased to Nantay Pty Ltd t/a Maroomba Airlines as the registered operator
Current with Maroomba Airlines
ZK-NET. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Nelson' in the 'Starmark' livery at Nelson Airport, July 1999.
(M. Richardson Copyright Image 2923-075.)
ZK-NET. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Nelson' in the 'Starmark' livery at Auckland Airport, September 1999.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 2923-074.)
ZK-NET. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, August 08, 2001.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 2923-076.)
ZK-NET. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, October 2001.
(J. Mounce Copyright Image 2923-072.)
ZK-NET. Origin Pacific - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, March 2002.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 2923-073.)
ZK-NET. Origin Pacific - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, November 05, 2002.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 2923-077.)