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Monday, January 3, 2011

Qantas-Jetconnect fleet update

Jetconnect are set to take delivery of their next 3 new 738s in February.    

ZK-ZQD will be delivered Monday 07-Feb-2011, ZK-ZQE is set for delivery on Thursday 17-Feb-2011, and finally ZK-ZQF on Friday 25-Feb-2011

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B737-476 ZK-JTS will be retired on Sunday 30-Jan-2011 and will then head to CHC for a C-check before returning to Qantas Mainline service as VH-TJZ. (This appears to tie in with the information in my earlier fleet post
HERE)

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Former Jetconnect B737-376 ZK-JNC has survived the  wreckers and looks likely to have a new lease of life as a corporate (VIP) jet.

It has been registered as N249AG to Skybus LLC of Indianapolis IN. Which is the American arm of European Skybus (part of the European Aviation group, which included the former airlines European Air Charter, and Ozjet)

Between 18 and 20 December 2010 it ferried out of storage in Tucson Arizona over the following route TUS-IND-YYR-KEF-BOH (Tucson-Indianapolis-Goose Bay-Keflavik-Bournemouth)

It is now sitting in Bournemouth in England where it is awaiting conversion to a VIP aircraft.

Photo from yorky22 Farnborough-aviation-group.co.uk

For more on ZK-JNC please follow these links

A big thank you to Andrew Russell for pointing me in the direction of this information on ZK-JNC

3 comments:

scottflymail said...

Any idea if the new Jetconnect 737's will be named like the first 3?

nzompilot said...

They will be. I have not been able to find an official announcement from QF on this, but I have been able to find out that ZK-ZQD will be named Sir Edmund Hillary.

scottflymail said...

The current issue of 'Australian Aviation' lists the names
ZK-ZQD - Abel Tasman
ZK-ZQE - William Pickering
ZK-ZQF - Sir Edmund Hillary

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