07 May 2022

MCU's Arrival

Thanks to Alex Parker who caught the arrival into Auckland of Air Chathams' latest acquisition, ATR 72-500 ZK-MCU. 

ATR 72-500 ZK-MCU arriving into Auckland on 6 May 2022



The sad demise of Convair 580 at Auckland on 6 May 2022

 

12 comments:

  1. Happened to be out at the Airport today , the sounds coming from the hanger where CIE is currently housed were not pleasant to say the least.

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  2. How many ATR do Air Chats operate?

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  3. cheers. What’s the cargo capacity of the ATR on the Chathams route - is it greater than the Convair?

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  4. Did Air Chathams buy MCU or have they entered into a dry leasing agreement with Air NZ?

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    1. According to the NZ Civil Aviation Register MCU is still owned by Air NZ.

      Would also note she has been delivered in the black and white Air NZ current scheme (sans other markings) whereas, iirc, MCO when procured was painted in Air Chats colours before delivery. On the face of it - it does suggest a lease. Time will tell.

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    2. Its a purchase, unlike MCO it didn't come with fresh C check and paint job. It will get its turn soon enough.

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  5. Would anybody be able to confirm ZK-CIB is still complete?

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  6. Would anybody be able to confirm if ZK-CIB is complete?

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  7. CIB is indeed complete ,

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  8. Will be flown to WKA when they are ready down there. Going to make an awesome display!

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