15 September 2020

Another Jetstream for Originair


An interesting move noted on the CAA register today is the registering of BAe Jetstream 32 ZK-ECJ to Originair. This aircraft was last flown by Inflite Charter and has not flown for some time.

 BAe Jetstream 32 ZK-ECJ at Tauranga  on 7 November 2016

It was first registered in New Zealand in late April 1999 as ZK-RES and flew for Ansett New Zealand Regional and Tasman Pacific Connection.

Ansett NZ Regional BAe Jetstream 31 ZK-RES arrives at Nelson on 25 June 1999

BAe Jetstream 32 ZK-RES with Tasman Pacific Connection at Wellington on 15 March 2001

Following the collapse of Qantas NZ it was reregistered as ZK-JSR and flew for Origin Pacific.

BAe Jetstream 32 ZK-JSR with Origin Pacific at Nelson on 4 November 2003

In July 2006 it was again reregistered as ZK-ECJ and flew with Air National before joining Inflite Charter.

On the taxi for Wellington's Runway 16 is Air National's Jetstream ZK-ECJ on the 16th of November 2007

One wonders whether it will actually fly or rather be a source of spares.


  1. Hope it will be used for commercial service or it might be used for Charters on behalf of OG?

  2. I would be quite surprised if ECJ flies again, been sitting in the terminal hangar at PPQ for like over 4 years now and looked worse for wear on the open day 2 years ago. Would have though ECI would be better to get running again.

    Guess they could be just listing it under their own AOC to make life easier for sourcing parts...

    1. I think you are right on the mark there. ECJ will just be a parts bin for the other aircraft in the same way Air Chathams do with their convairs.

  3. So has Origin got 4 Jetstreams in their fleet now?

  4. 4 Registered but only 2 flying at the moment

  5. I beleive ecj will fly again and there was talk eci would become parts due to sitting outside for so long...needs engines but still may be worth getting flyng again

    1. ECI will fly again using parts off ECJ as ECI already painted in Origin Colours