VH-NLK. Boeing 737-33A. c/n 23635-1436.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS) - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - August 04, 1987

Powered by CFM56-3 engines

First flown as N3282Y - August 20, 1987

Reregistered as N6069D for final test flights

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-OUTA - January 25, 1988

Accepted by Transpacific Enterprises Inc (AWAS Company) at Seattle - February 09, 1988

Leased to British Midland Airways as G-OUTA - February 09, 1988

Sub-leased to Aeromaritime (France) - June 22, 1988

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-GFUA - ?

Sub-leased (wet) to Australian Airlines for use during the pilots' dispute

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the ferry flight in the Aeromaritime livery - September 20, 1989

Operated first Australia Airlines revenue service - September 26, 1989

Returned to Aeromaritime on termination of the lease - February 25, 1990

Sub-leased to Air Afrique - October 01, 1990

Sub-leased to Air France - August 31, 1991

Registered to Wilmington Trust Corporation - February 09, 1998

Returned to AWMS1 (AWAS company) - December 13, 2001

Observed stored at Toulouse, France in the standard Air France livery - December 21, 2003

Observed at Toulouse in the standard Fly Me livery - February 20, 2004

Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-RCO - April 26, 2004

Leased to Fly Me as the registered operator

Departed Toulouse on the ferry flight to Gothenburg - April 26, 2004

Sub-leased to Tunisair - June 18, 2005

Observed at Salzburg in the standard Tunisair livery - September 06, 2005

The aircraft was named 'Pisces'

Returned to Fly Me on termination of the lease - October 15, 2005

Returned to service with Fly Me in all-white livery with large Fly Me titles

Fly Me ceased all operations - March 02, 2007

Aircraft placed in open storage at Stockholm (Arlanda) - March 02, 2007

Ferried Nimes - Southend in all white livery with Fly Me titles - June 06, 2007

Leased to Aerolineas Principal (Chile) - June 29, 2007

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - June 29, 2007

Entered onto the Chilean Aircraft Register as CC-CAL - June 29, 2007

Ferried Southend - Palma de Mallorca on delivery to Aerolineas Principal - July 01, 2007

Sub-leased to Futura International Airways (Spain) - July 04, 2007

Returned to Aerolineas Principal (Chile) on termination of the lease - November 11, 2007

Sub-leased to Sky Airlines - March 01, 2008

Departed Santiago, Chile in all-white livery with Sky Airlines titles - March 08, 2008

Returned to Aerolineas Principal - June 03, 2008

Observed at Barcelona in all-white livery with blue Principal titles on upper forward fuselage and

Futura titles on lower forward fuselage - June 05, 2008

Futura (Spain) ceased all operations and the aircraft was parked at Barcelona - September 08, 2008

Departed Barcelona on return to Aerolineas Principal as PCP521P - September 10, 2008

Observed parked at Tenerife South Reina Airport - September 12, 2008

Returned to AWMS1 - October 08, 2008

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N635AN - October 08, 2008

Prepared for lease to Nauru Air Corporation

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NLK - November 11, 2008

Registered to Yaren Aircraft Leasing Holding Corp, Balwyn, Vitoria, U.S.A.

Leased to Nauru Air Corporation, Brisbane as the registered operator

Arrived Melbourne in all-white livery on completion of the ferry flight as PCP512P - November 15, 2008

Ferry route: Santiago - Easter Island - Papeete - Auckland - Melbourne (Tullamarine)

The aircraft was unnamed

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane for Our Airline One - December 23, 2008

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Honiara - Nauru - Honiara - Brisbane as IE701/702 - December 26, 2008

Entered service in an all-white livery

Rolled out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the Norfolkair livery - April 02, 2009

Returned to service Brisbane - Norfolk Island as RON001 - April 29, 2009

Operated final Norfolk Air revenue service Norfolk Island - Brisbane as RON344 - February 26, 2012

Norfolk Air ceased operations - February 26, 2012

Used on regular charter flights for the Australian Government to transport refugees

Operated services for Air Nauru in the standard Norfolkair livery

Operated last service in Norfolkair livery Darwin - Christmas Island - Darwin as RON901/911 - October 12, 2013

Ferried Darwin - Subang for maintenance and repainting as RON800 - October 13, 2013

Ferried Subang - Darwin in 'Our Airline' livery as RON801 - January 13, 2014

Returned to service Darwin - Port Headland - Christmas Island as RON900 - January 15, 2014

Our Airline was renamed Nauru Airlines - August 01, 2014

Operated services for Solomon Airlines whilst their aircraft underwent maintenance - March 2015

Operated final revenue service Nauru - Brisbane as RON001 - January 29, 2016

Ferried Brisbane - Alice Springs for long term storage as RON800 - February 01, 2016

Withdrawn from service and placed in permanent storage at Alice Springs

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 25, 2017

 

G-OUTA. Aeromaritime - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, February 1988.

(A. Lerch Copyright Image 4621-944.)

G-OUTA. Aeromaritime - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, March 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-878.)

F-GFUA. Aeromaritime - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-879.)

F-GFUA. Aeromaritime - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-954.)

F-GFUA. Aeromaritime - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-955.)

F-GFUA. Air Afrique - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, October 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-873.)

F-GFUA. Air Afrique - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, May 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-880.)

F-GFUA. Air France - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, August 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-881.)

F-GFUA. Air France - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, May 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-862.)

CC-CAL. Principal Futura - in the all-white livery at Barcelona Airport, August 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-526.)

VH-NLK. Norfolkair - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 2009.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-494.)

VH-NLK. Norfolkair - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 19, 2010.

(R. Shaw Copyright Image 4620-546.)

VH-NLK. Norfolkair - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-495.)

VH-NLK. Norfolkair - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-871.)

VH-NLK. Norfolkair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 16, 2012.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 4620-872.)

VH-NLK. Our Airline - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 03, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-050.)

VH-NLK. Our Airline - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 03, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-050.)

VH-NLK. Our Airline - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 03, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-051.)

VH-NLK. Our Airline - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 03, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-052.)