Wednesday 10 December 2014

Cessna 402B ZK-FXS

Cessna 402B Utililiner ZK-FXS (c/n 402B0601) was cranked out by Cessna at Wichita and tested as N3743C then delivered to Japan where it was listed as JA5237 on 29-07-1974.
Its Japanese registration was cancelled on 18-10-1991 for it to become ZK-FXS with Wing and Rotor Aviation Ltd at Ardmore from 23-10-1991.
It arrived in Auckland on 23-11-1991 and was transferred to Kaipara Excavators Ltd of Buckland Beach.
The first three pics below show ZK-FXS at Westport on 11-04-1994.

 As ZK-FXS it departed Kaitaia for Norfolk Island on 17-12-1998 and moved on to Lord Howe and mainland Australia the following day with its NZ letters being cancelled on 18-01-1999.
It was allocated VH-SVQ3 on the same date to Vector Pty Ltd of Parramatta, NSW.
I have not followed it Australian career but I note that it was listed to Qasco Pty Ltd of Baulkham Hills NSW on 13-05-2006 and then to Bayswater Road Pty Ltd of Spring Hill Queensland and operated by Vekta Pty Ltd of Macquarie Park NSW from 18-03-2013.
It carries the AAM markings of Australian Aerial Mapping.
Above is VH-SVQ at Christchurch yesterday.
It was noted in NZ during December of 2006 and possibly on other occasions.

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