ZK-DCG. Fokker F.27-2069 Friendship. c/n 10262.
Was also registered as: JA-8637; AP-BBG; AR-MLF.
This aircraft was ordered new by All Nippon Airways, Japan - ?
This was the 159th Fokker Friendship to be rolled off the Fokker production line
Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FGD - October 22, 1964
Registered to NV KNV Fokker, Schiphol-Zuid, Netherlands
First flown at Amsterdam (Schiphol) as 'PH-FGD' - October 26, 1964
The Certificate of Airworthiness (CoA 1035) issued - October 26, 1964
Accepted by All Nippon Airways at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - November 17, 1964
Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - November 24, 1964
Entered onto the Japanese Aircraft Register as JA-8637 - November 1964
Registered to All Nippon Airways, Japan
The aircraft was sold to New Zealand Ministry of Transport - February 28, 1972
Cancelled from the Japanese Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-DCG - 1972
Registered to New Zealand Ministry of Transport, Wellington, New Zealand
The aircraft was to be used by MOT 'Calibration Flight' and carried 'Civair' titles
It arrived in New Zealand in the basic All Nippon Airways livery with 'Civair' titles
It was leased to New Zealand National Airways Corporation - 1974
During this lease the aircraft remained in the basic Civair livery but had New Zealand National Airways titles
below the cabin windows and the NAC 'Godwit' logo on the tail
New Zealand National Airways Corporation merged with Air New Zealand - April 01, 1978
The aircraft was leased to Air New Zealand - December 12, 1979
Returned to Civair at the end of the lease - May 06, 1980
Leased to Mount Cook Airlines - September 18, 1981
Returned to Civair at the end of the lease - November 30, 1981
It was withdrawn from use and placed in open storage at Christchurch - ?
The aircraft was prepared for sale to Pakistan International Airlines
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - January 15, 1982
Sold to Pakistan International Airlines - January 18, 1982
Entered onto the Pakistani Aircraft Register as AP-BBG - January 18, 1982
Registered to Pakistan International Airlines
This aircraft was later transferred to the Pakistan Navy
It was allocated the Pakistan Navy Registration 'AR-MLF' - '62'
Current with the Pakistan Navy
ZK-DCG. NAC New Zealand Department of Transport - in the basic All Nippon Airways livery with 'Civair' tail titles at Christchurch Airport, March 08, 1972.
(J. Mounce Collection Copyright Image 1991-148.)
ZK-DCG. New Zealand National Airways - in the 'Civair' livery at Christchurch Airport, September 15, 1974.
(J. Mounce Collection Copyright Image 1991-149.)
ZK-DCG. New Zealand Department of Transport - in the final livery with 'Calibration Flight' titles at Paraparaumu Airport, January 25, 1977.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1991-098.)
ZK-DCG. New Zealand Department of Transport - in the final livery with 'Calibration Flight' titles at Auckland Airport, January 1980.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1991-175.)