12 June 2021

Originair's ZK-JSJ

Thanks to Terry for this superb shot of Originair's newly refurbished BAe Jetstream 32 ZK-JSJ which had just shut down after a short test flight.

Terry said, I was walking to the pilot he said it had all new gear and brakes etc, had a look inside and everything has been redone - very nice aircraft! 

Originair Took delivery of the Jetstream yesterday, 11 June 2021, after its refurbishment at Fieldair Engineering at Palmerston North. The aircraft has operated for a number of operators in New Zealand under three different registrations (see https://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2021/04/now-it-is-zk-jsj.html) before taking up its current registration . It flew from Palmerston North to Nelson today as OGN 33.

ZK-JSJ joins Originair's two other Jetstreams, BAe Jetstream 31 ZK-JSH and BAe Jetstream 32 ZK-JSK. Ex-Inflite BAe Jetstream 32 ZK-ECI is also registered to Originair. This particular aircraft, that has sat outside at Paraparaumu for some years, was previously used by the airline in full Originair colours, see http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2015/08/originair-new-cook-strait-carrier.html

Congratulations Originair. This is certainly one to look out for in the next week or so... And maybe to stimulate some discussion, I wonder if this will open the door for some expansion?

Originair's third BAe Jetstream 32 ZK-JSJ at Nelson on 12 June 2021


  1. Hopefully they could expand if they can sell enough seats. They might want to only use two to cover their schedules and keep the third as a back up for break down and maint etc.
    Perhaps they could return to NPL and NPE. Plus increase flying from HLZ to NSN to daily

  2. Would like too NPL back on board. I flew it a few times and was always surprised with the loadings. Usually around 10 or 11 people on the J32, and when a KingAir was substituted it was always chocker.

  3. Perhaps they can get their 4th Jetstream back airworthy then they can have some real expansion!!!