Thursday, February 11, 2016
Great to see a New Zealand Aircraft Manafacturer acheive a milestone like this
Hamilton's Pacific Aerospace has celebrated its
100th P750 XSTOL utility aircraft with ZK-
KNS (c/n 200) rolled in the company's colours
and adorned with special 100th aircraft markings.
ZK-KNS was first registered on 10 November
2015 and was noted soon after all white. It
departed Hamilton for Kerikeri, Lord Howe
Island and the Gold Coast 08 February and it
flew onto Charleville and Alice Springs the
following day before continuing to Broome 10
February. It has since flown onto Bali and from
there it is expected the aircraft will make its
way to the Singapore Air Show.
Thanks to Delticman for the following:
Pacific Aerospace Ltd and the former company
, Pacific Aerospace Corporation, have now
manufactured one hundred of these highly
versatile utility aircraft and sold them all
over the world. Designed initially as a
skydiving platform, PAC also had in mind an all
purpose aircraft for general charter,
passenger, survey and as an aerial ag aircraft.
The PAC 750XL was first flown on 5 September
2001 with the first production aircraft flying
two years later on 12 September 2003. From
that time there have been highs and lows in
production, mainly caused by the fluctuations
in the global market. Never daunted by this,
both PAC and PAL have looked for sales in
Back in 2005, one aircraft, 121 ZK-JBD was
taken off the production line and robbed of
various parts to speed up deliveries on other
orders. What remained of 121 eventually re-
joined the line and was completed as another
aircraft. ZK-JBD was then cancelled.
PAL are certainly on track to build another
aircraft and we certainly look forward to
another milestone from the Hamilton factory.
I borrowd this from MRC Aviation Web Site