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Air Niugini - Airbus A300 Fleet

Two prototype A300B1s were built, the first of these flew from Toulouse, France on 28 Oct 1972.

The first production version flew in April 1974. The plane first entered service with Air France on May 23 1974.

Number Registrations Notes


 

134

P2-ANG - Disposed of

was leased from Australian Airlines 27 Nov 1984 - 11 Mar 1989
Now N370PC -- Previously F-WZEJ, D-AITA, P2-ANG, VH-TAA

157

VH-TAC - Disposed of

Leased from TAA 8 Dec 1986 - 31 Jan 1987
Now N371PC
previously F-WZMG, VH-TAC

584

S7-RGO - Disposed of

Leased from Region Air


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Air Niugini - Airbus A310-300 Fleet

The A310 first began life as the A300B10, one of a number of projected developments and derivatives of Airbus' original A300B airliner.

The first flight of the A310 occurred on April 3 1982, after the program was launched in July 1978.

Number Registrations
Into Service with PX
Notes


   

378

P2-ANA - Disposed of
Manufactured July 1985

March 1989

27 Jan 1989 - (16?) Aug 2002
Previously F-WWCA, LZ-JXA

549

P2-ANG - Disposed of
Manufactured September 1990

January 1991

Dec 1990 - ?
Currently S7-RGP
Previously F-WWCX, P2-ANG

573

CS-TDI leased from White (Portugal)

December 2007

Previously used by TAP Air Portugal (image)

       

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Air Niugini - Boeing 707 Fleet

The first prototype, known as the 367 Dash 80, flew for the first time on 16 July 1954.

The first production 707 (a 707-120 for Pan Am) flew on 20 Dec 1957, and entered service later the following year.

Production of commercial 707's ended in 1978 after 878 had been built. Limited production of military variants continued until 1990.

Number Registrations Notes


 

19294

P2-ANH - Disposed of
(picture)

3 leases from 26 Nov 1977 - 14 Jun 1981
Currently 93-0597
Previously VH-EBU, P2-ANH, N707MB, 9Q-CDA, N707HW, OB-T-1264, B-2426, G-EOCO, 67-30053

19621

P2-ANB - Disposed of

27 Sep 1979 - Apr 1985
Currently 90-0175 (USAF)
Previously VH-EAA, OO-YCK, P2-ANB, TF-AEB, 5Y-AXA, N733Q, N526SJ

19622

P2-ANA - Disposed of
(Luc Barry picture)

28 May 1979 - Apr 1985
Currently 92-3289 (USAF)
Previously VH-EAB, OO-YCL, P2-ANA, TF-AEC, SU-DAE, ST-ALL, 5B-DAY, N4131G


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Air Niugini - Boeing 720 Fleet

The Boeing 720, first introduced in 1959, is a smaller capacity, lighter, medium range variant of the B707, given its own model number to indicate significant engineering changes from the 707.

The initial 720 (bound for launch customer United) first flew on 23 Nov 1959.

Number Registrations Notes


 

18014

P2-ANG - Disposed of

With PX from 6 Feb 1976 - 2 Feb 1977
Last known as N341A
Previously N7528A, G-BCBA, P2-ANG, 4X-BMA


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Air Niugini - Boeing 737 Fleet

The 737 was conceived as a short range small capacity airliner to round out the Boeing jet airliner family (727, 720 and 707).

The 737-100 made its first flight on 9 Apr 1967 and entered service in February 1968. The first 737-200 flew on 8 Aug 1967

Number Registrations Notes


 

21736

G-BTEB (whilst with Air Niugini) - Disposed of.

Click for Photograph (Updated 2012)

Currently TF-ELM (May 2002) but has been OO-TEL, 4X-ABL, PH-RAL, G-BTEB, G-IBTX, F-GLXG (leased from TEA UK)

28007 P2-PXD was G-STRN Boeing B737-700 -- P2-PXD -- MSN 28007
Used on varioous routes including a new service to CEBU (July 2012)

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Air Niugini - Boeing 757 Fleet

 

Number Registrations Notes


 

24760/281

TF-FII

Oct 2007 - On lease from Icelandair (still in use Oct 2008)

29312

P2-ANB ex TF-FIY

Dec 2008 - click here


Boeing B757 TF-FII

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Air Niugini - Boeing 767 Fleet

The first 767-300 flew 30 Jan 1986.

Number Registrations Notes


 

24875
371

The plane carried ZK-NCE for the 1st year with PX then was registered with P2 registration.

Delivered August 2002

P2-ANG (Aug 2003)

Boeing 767-319ER ZK-NCE (Whilst with Air New Zealand) Click for photo

Re-registered onto PNG Register August 2003. First commercial flight as P2-ANG was on the 13th of August 2003 from Brisbane to Port Moresby.
Returned in 2007

24798
331


B-MAW (Sept 2007)

Wet Leased from Viva Macau (Returned Dec 2007)

24541
275

P2-ANA

leased from Iceland Air (May 2008)
Images

  P2-PXV - arrives 26th July 2010 Boeing B767-341(ER)
  P2-PXW - arrived 19 April 2011 to replace B757 Boeing B767 leased from Iceland Air

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Air Niugini - Dash 7 Fleet

The first prototype Dash 7 test aeroplane flew on 27 Mar 1975 and two pre-production aircraft were built for testing and certification. The first production Dash 7 (C-GQIW, S/N 3) flew on 30 May 1977. The first Dash 7 to enter service was S/N 4, with Rocky Mountain Airways (USA), on 3 Feb 1978.

Number Registrations Notes


 

63

P2-ANN - Disposed of
Click for Photo

31 Oct 1981 - ? -- ex C-GFCF now C-GCEV
Entered Service with PX - Nov 1981

72

P2-ANO - Disposed of
Click for Photo

27 Jan 1982 - 28 Apr 1990
ex C-GEWQ now C-GJKS

81

P2-ANP - Disposed of
Incident

13 Apr 1982 - ? -- ex C-GFOD now C-FWZV
Entered Service with PX - April 1982


Dash 7 safety card from Air Niugini
Incident involving P2-ANP


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Air Niugini - Dash 8 Fleet

The Dash 8 was designed as a smaller quiet Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) commuter aircraft to follow on from the successful Dash 7.

Number Registrations Notes


 

461

P2-ANK - Current

De Havilland Canada DHC-8-202Q Dash 8
ex C-GFBW

470

P2-ANL - Disposed of

De Havilland Canada DHC-8-202Q Dash 8
ex C-GDKL now C-GQBT

463

P2-ANX - Current

De Havilland Canada DHC-8-202Q Dash 8
Now in service - December 2003 (picture)
ex D-BHAL

536

P2-ANY - Disposed of

(picture) De Havilland Canada DHC-8-202Q Dash 8
ex Augsburg Airways D-BTHF - C-GBGC
DHC-8 202

421

P2-ANZ - Current

De Havilland Canada DHC-8-201 Dash 8
ex N986HA

523

P2-ANM - Current

De Havilland Canada DHC-8-314Q Dash 8
Ex D-BPAD (MSN-523)
see - p2-anm

252

P2-ANO

13 Dec 2007 ex D-BOBU

4262

P2-PXS

March 2011 ex 5N-BKW - DHC-8-402Q Dash 8

4329

P2-PXT

October 2010 - DHC-8-402Q Dash

Bombardier Q400 Next Gen

Number Registrations Notes


 
4316

 

P2-PXU - Current

Bombardier Canada Q400 NextGen


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Air Niugini - RJ70 Fleet

The BAe 146-100 made its first flight on 3 Sep 1981.

In 1990 BAe first offered the improved RJ70 and RJ80, both of which were based on the 146-100.

First RJ70 deliveries occurred in late 1993.

Number Registrations Notes


 

E1223

VH-NJW - Disposed of

This was Leased from National Jet Systems, Australia but it has now been returned.


E1003

VH-NJX - Returned (1 July 2004)

 

Another National Jet System craft has been leased. It is believed that this is serial number 3 - i.e. the very first off the production line. It is in the National Jet livery. (April 2004) - was still in service with Air Niugini (Jun 2004) - Now gone and Air Niugini is flying Fokker F100 aircraft

     


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Updated 22 Apr, 2012


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