ZK-NBT
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Whats With NZ763 ZK-NCE?

Sun Apr 28, 2002 9:41 am

Hey Guys!

I'm wondering if any of you can tell me what is happening with NZ 763 ZK-NCE? This aircraft is now in the same colours as 762 NBJ parked at the jet base in AKL! I have a feeling that it is going back into service because it flew out to Richmond Australia a couplee of weeks ago and now it is back in these colours!


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Also when do the 762's start leaving the fleet? ZK-NBA was on international duty yesterday operating NZ105 to SYD!

Anyone no more?
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RE: Whats With NZ763 ZK-NCE?

Sun Apr 28, 2002 10:15 am

As I've said in previous posts, NCE is returning to the lessor soon. As a result, the colours have been removed.

NBA will be retired in June/July i believe, and NBJ around the same time.

NBA does do international when needed - for example, as a result of domestic weather conditions, an AKL-CHC service was upgraded an ZK-NBB was the only a/c available to operate it - as a result, NBA took over it's operating pattern briefly. However, it's back to AKL-CHC now.
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RE: Whats With NZ763 ZK-NCE?

Sun Apr 28, 2002 10:43 am

The pic looks like it's a lease from LOT Polish Airlines to me.
 
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RE: Whats With NZ763 ZK-NCE?

Sun Apr 28, 2002 10:53 am

No, it's not.

The aircraft was supposed to be sold to Citybird (I think it was Citybird) and at the last minute the deal fell through.

As the a/c was due to be retired shortly anyway, full colours were not applied.

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RE: Whats With NZ763 ZK-NCE?

Sun Apr 28, 2002 10:53 am

But the aircraft already left AKL and now it has come back in hybrid colours! Isn't it normal for an airline to remove its colours off an aircraft before it is returned to the lessor.! ZK-SUH now just has a blue tail and blue winglets minus half its rudder!
 
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RE: Whats With NZ763 ZK-NCE?

Sun Apr 28, 2002 11:05 am

Sorry NBT, I should have clarified I was talking about NBJ, and the reason it's in the albino colour scheme, not NCE!
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RE: Whats With NZ763 ZK-NCE?

Sun Apr 28, 2002 11:13 am

Hmm....the ANZ 763 from LOT was regd. N315UP.

I think I mixed it up. Cause it looks familiar.
 
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RE: Whats With NZ763 ZK-NCE?

Sun Apr 28, 2002 11:35 am

Yes, you did.

The LOT 763 NZ leased for awhile was in service with NZ registered SP-LPA.
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RE: Whats With NZ763 ZK-NCE?

Sun Apr 28, 2002 11:51 am

Read a Japanese magazine saying that NZ usually leased a 767 from LOT seasonally.
 
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RE: Whats With NZ763 ZK-NCE?

Sun Apr 28, 2002 12:08 pm

Last season was the last time.
 
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RE: Whats With NZ763 ZK-NCE?

Sun Apr 28, 2002 2:50 pm

Air NZ have not leased a 767 from LOT for afew years now last time I think was 99-2000.

There are now 2 767's in those colours though NBJ and NCE!! NCE was not there today though unless it has moved to another part of the airport.

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