10 April 2023

Airwork Arrivals

Arriving into Auckland for Airwork on 9 April 2023 was Boeing 737-4Q8(SF) VQ-BMF. Apparently it is to be registered ZK-AWK. This is not the first time this aircraft has been on the New Zealand register. On the 20th of January 2012 it was registered to Airwork Flight Operations Limited as ZK-TLF and it was operated in Australia for Toll Priority. The aircraft was exported and the New Zealand registration was cancelled on the 10th of March 2015 being placed on the Romanian register as YR-UEZ. Later in the year, in August 2015, it was registered to ASL Airlines France. It was withdrawn from use and placed on the Bermuda register as VQ-BMF stored at Sofia (Bulgaria) from 13 July 2022 to the 6th of April 2023. 

Arriving into Auckland on 9 April 2023 in a sludgy white colour scheme was Boeing 737-400 VQ-BMF which is destined to become ZK-AWK.

Last month another Boeing 737-400 arrived for Airwork. Austrian registered Boeing 737-4M0(SF) OE-AID arrived into Auckland on the 7th of March 2023 and was placed on the New Zealand register as ZK-AWA on the 16th of March 2023. It is yet to enter into service. I have yet to see/photograph the aircraft or source any photos of it so watch this space.

1 comment:

  1. From CAA website
    ZK-A**, ZK-B**, ZK-GA*, and ZK-HA* are marks reserved for restored historical aircraft.

    How have they managed to register the 737s with those registrations ?
    Does this now mean the 737 is now considered as an Historical Aircraft by the CAA ?