ZK-DCA. Fokker F.27-2172 Friendship. c/n 10444.
Was also registered as: AR-NZZ.
This aircraft was ordered new by the Department of Civil Aviation, New Zealand - August 19, 1969
This was the 341st Fokker Friendship to be rolled off the Fokker production line
The Dutch registration 'PH-FPU' was reserved for this aircraft but it was not taken up - July 1970
The temporary export registration 'E-017 / PH-EXE' was applied to the aircraft - October 15, 1970
The tempory export registration 'E-017 / PH-EXE' was reserved by Fokker-VFW, Schiphol East - October 28, 1970
First flown at Amsterdam (Schiphol) as 'PH-EXE' - October 30, 1970
The aircraft flew a total of 61 hours 15 minutes on Fokker calibration flights - 1970 - 1971
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-DCA - March 18, 1971
Registered to Department of Civil Aviation, New Zealand
Handed over to the Department of Civil Aviation at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - March 18, 1971
The temporary export registration 'E-017 / PH-EXE' was removed from the aircraft - March 19, 1971
Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to New Zealand - March 22, 1971
It arrived at Auckland on completion of the delivery flight - March 1971
Leased to Mount Cook Airline, Christchurch - December 1986 - March 1987
Leased to Mount Cook Airline, Christchurch - February - October 1991
Sold to Aviation Capital Enterprises Ltd - October 01, 1991
The aircraft was withdrawn from service and stored at Christchurch - October 1991
Ferried Christchurch - Wellington - May 22, 1992
The aircraft had flown 17,601 hours with 11,936 cycles to date
Departed Wellington on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom - May 26, 1992
It arrived at Norwich on completion of the ferry flight - May 1992
It was observed stored at Norwich - September 21, 1993
Sold to the Pakistan Navy - July 31, 1994
It was converted to Maritime configuration by Air U.K. (Engineering) Ltd, Norwich - August 1994
Accepted by the Pakistan Navy - September 05, 1994
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - September 27, 1994
It arrived at Woensdrecht for maintenance and conversion to 'V.I.P.' configuration - April 01, 1996
The conversion had been completed - August 14, 1996
Test flown at Woensdrecht - August 16, 1996
The aircraft was now designated an F.27-2172MAR
The aircraft had flown 18,089 hours with 12,715 cycles to date
Departed Woensdrecht on the ferry flight to Pakistan - August 23, 1996
It was observed at the Pakistan Naval Station Mahran as 'AR-NZZ' - September 24, 1997
It was withdrawn from service and stored at Mahran - ?
It is believe to still stored at Mahran - 2021
Current status - ?
ZK-DCA. New Zealand Department of Transport - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, August 1983.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1991-019.)
ZK-DCA. New Zealand Department of Transport - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, March 1985.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1991-070.)
ZK-DCA. New Zealand Department of Transport - in the 'all-white' livery at Norwich Airport, May 1993.
(J. Mounce Copyright Image 1991-147.)