Monday, 18 August 2008

Recent exports

Two recent exports.
Aerospatiale AS350B2 Squirrel ZK-IBT , c/n 3840 has departed for Nigeria. Cancelled 17-07-08.
It began life here in NZ as ZK-IDF for Heli-Works Queenstown Helicopters on 22-09-2004 and moved over to Alpine Choppers on 10-03-2006 and was re-registered as ZK-IBT on 03-04-06.
It has been replaced by the AS350B2 ZK-IHT. The ZK-IBT marks will soon be re-issued to the AS350B3 ZK-HSS/5
Pic of ZK-IBT at Queenstown on 12-10-2007

Pic of Convair ZK-PAL at Christchurch 19-12-2006.
General Dynamics Allison Convair 440/580 ZK-PAL , c/n 501 , was cancelled from our register on 15-08-2008.
It first arrived at Palmerston North on 31-07-2003 as N631AR and was registered to Pionair Adventures Ltd on 24-09-03.


  1. ZK-PAL flew as "Pionair 1" from Christchurch to Palmerston North on 10Aug. Apparently it is moving to the VH register for air operator certificate reasons and hopefully will remain in NZ!

  2. It was still at Palmerston late evening 15 August as ZK-PAL.