ZK-BXI. Fokker F.27-1083 Friendship. c/n 10286.
This aircraft was ordered new by New Zealand National Airways Corporation - November 20, 1964
Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as 'PH-FID' - October 29, 1965
Registered to KNV Fokker NV, Schiphol-South, Netherlands
First flown at Amsterdam (Schiphol) as 'PH-FID' - November 02, 1965
This was the 179th Fokker Friendship built
Accepted by New Zealand National Airways Corporation at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - Nobember 09, 1965
Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register -November 09, 1965
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-BXI - November 1965
Registered to New Zealand National Airways Corporation, Wellington
Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - November 1965
It arrived at Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - November 1965
The aircraft was named 'Kotare'
This aircraft was operated on New Zealand domestic services
New Zealand National Airways Corporation merged with Air New Zealand - April 01, 1978
Operated its final revenue service - August 08, 1990
The aircraft was withdrawn from service and stored at Christchurch
It had flown 52,411 hours
The intended sale to Continental Aviation Pty Ltd, India did not proceed
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - July 12, 1995
The aircraft had flown 52,450 hours with 71,731 cycles
The aircraft was donated to the Air New Zealand Training Centre, Christchurch
It was observed stored at Christchurch February 02, 1996
It was observed at Christchurch in a yellow upper fuselage livey with its nose removed - March 02, 1996
It was observed at Christchurch with many parts missing - October 10, 1999
It was observed at Christchurch being prepared for road transporation to Timaru Harbour - July 13, 2012
Transported by ship to the Chatham Islands for display at the Chatham Islands Aviation Museum
It was observed at Kaingaroa in pieces awaiting reassembly for the Aviation Museum - June 06, 2013
Current at the Chatham Islands Aviation Museum
ZK-BXI. Air New Zealand - 'Kotare' in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, September 1982.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1991-097.)
ZK-BXI. Air New Zealand - 'Kotare' in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, August 1983.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1991-037.)
ZK-BXI. Air New Zealand - 'Kotare' in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, November 1986.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1991-074.)
ZK-BXI. American Aircraft Company - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, April 1993.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1991-075.)