Air Post

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Air Post
Founded 15 August 1990
Ceased operations 30 September 2013[1]
Parent company New Zealand Post and Airwork
Headquarters Auckland, New Zealand

Air Post was a cargo airline based in Auckland, New Zealand. It operated night postal services for New Zealand Post in a joint venture agreement with Airwork, as well as operating ad hoc charter services. Its main base was located at Auckland International Airport.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1990 and was owned by Airwork (50%) and New Zealand Post (50%).[2] From 2007 all flights were operated solely by Airwork Ltd on behalf of New Zealand Post.

Fleet[edit]

The Air Post fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[2]

Aircraft In fleet
Boeing 737-300SF 1
Fairchild SA227 Metro 3
Fokker F27-500 Friendship 2

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 27 February 2003 Fokker F27-500 Friendship registration ZK-NAN landed at Woodbourne Airport in Blenheim at the end of a training flight. After the engines were shut down the undercarriage retracted, causing major structural damage to the aircraft's belly. There were no injuries.[3]
  • On 2 May 2005 the crew of Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III ZK-POA lost control of the aircraft during a night cargo flight near the town of Stratford. As a result, the aircraft became overstressed and broke up in mid-air. Both crew members were killed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AIR POST LIMITED (482535) Struck off". BUSINESS.GOVT.NZ. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 65. 
  3. ^ "Accident Brief, Occurrence # 03/559". 
  4. ^ "Accident Brief, Occurrence # 05/1394".