Sunday 22 May 2016


The recent ownership change for the Eagle Air Raytheon 1900D ZK-EAR2 reminded me of the earlier
change for ZK-EAQ2.
ZK-EAQ was a pre loved aircraft when it became the 17th 1900D for Eagle Air.
As c/n UE-363 it was cranked out as N31136 about mid-1999 and went to US Air Express (Commutair). 
It was re-registered as N864CA on 12-07-2000 and placed in storage in May 2002 until being leased to Continental Connection (Commutair) in May 2003.
It ferried out of Hutchinson Kansas to Santa Maria in California on 13-03-2007 and then on to Hilo on the 14th, to Pago Pago on the 15th and into Hamilton on the 16th to become ZK-EAQ on 26-03-2007 on lease to Eagle Air from the Raytheon Credit Corporation.
Its first flight with its new ZK marks was on 04-04-2007 and its first revenue flight was from Hamilton to Auckland on the 8th.
 Two views of ZK-EAQ. Above at Wellington on 29-07-2013, and below at Christchurch on 13-03-2015.
Its ownership changed to Trans Guyana Airways on 10-07-2015 and it departed Hamilton for Noumea on 16-07-2015 and then on to Honiara - ultimately reaching Georgetown Guyana.
Its New Zealand registration was cancelled on 27-70-2015 for it to become 8R-GAQ.
Pic below was nicked from the Trans Guyana Airways website.

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