16 January 2020

PIW retires

Sunair have announced on their Facebook page that Our trusty ZK-PIW has officially been decommissioned! Many a passenger has flown on this plane with us in the past 10 years or so. But no need to worry, we have another plane soon coming to service to take her place! 🛩

Sunair's Piper Aztec ZK-PIW taken at Great Barrier Island on 8 April 2019 

Piper PA23-250 Aztec E ZK-PIW (c/n 27-7305089) was first registered in New Zealand on the 9th of September 1993 to  Tongariro Terrain Investments Ltd, Taumarunui and later, on the 18th of April 2001 to Commercial Helicopters Ltd, Taumarunui.

During these years it operated under for Mountain Air and for a time, Air Kaitaia. 

With Mountain Air, ZK-PIW taken at Hamilton on 7 October 1998

Piper Aztec ZK-PIW with Air Kaitaia's markings at Auckland on 30 November 2000

It was registered to Sunair on the 17th of December 2008. 

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