Wednesday 13 July 2022

Christchurch after the rains. 13-07-2022

 With a break in the inclement meteorological conditions a quick visit to Christchurch International Airport found  the following.Cessna 525A Citation CJ2 ZK-XXK c/n 525A0411 as listed with Wellington Jet Charters Trust of Wellington was parked on the Western hard after arriving last Wednesday the 6th. 

Note the tail of 'Sofie' N747NA in the background.

 This Citation goes back to 2008 when it was working as YU-BUU with Air Pink of Belgrade, Serbia.
It was back to Cessna/Textron in early 2017 as N411CJ and was then operated by On Time Aviation of Roseland, New Jersey from July 2017.
KXXK Ltd of Wellington listed it, still on the US register on 19-10-2020 with a trasnsfer to Range Flyers Inc for its ferry to NZ from 19-10-2020. 
It arrived in Auckland from Noumea on 10-12-2020 and became ZK-XXK on 21-01-2021.

Over at Heli Maintenance was the Aerospatiale AS 350FX1 ZK-IEV c/n 2040.
First noted in September 1987 as JA9496 it, unusual for Japanese helicopters, had at least nine operators before going to Asia Pacific Aerospace in Brisbane for conversion from its AS 350 BA status to Heli Lynx 350 FX1 standard.
Next stop was Pacific Helicopters Ltd of Goroka in PNG from 28-10-2008 until being purchased, along with several others, by Airwork (NZ) Ltd of Auckland and becoming ZK-IEV on 11-7-2019.
It was initially placed with their Inflite Ski Planes Ltd from 29-11-2019 and then listed to "Private Owner" from 29-07-2020.

Robinson R44 Raven II ZK-HTF5 c/n 11990 was a Skysales Aviation (NZ) Ltd import - being registered to them on 13-12-2007.
By March 2008 it was with Reid Heslop Helicopters Ltd of Nelson followed by Amuri Helicopters at Hanmer Springs from 18-02-2010.
It moved on to Sam Contracting 2000 Ltd of Seddon briefly from 04-03-2022 with a change to Amuri Springs Helicopters Agricultural Ltd on 01-06-2022.
It is seen here having blade tracking done - and its going to have a change of colour for its legs/skids.

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