Sunday, April 19, 2015

Armee de L'Air CASA CN235-200M at Wellington!

Last up for today is perhaps the most unusual visitor I have seen in a long time. It is an Armee de L'Air operated CASA CN235-200M, registration 82-IH [I'm assuming I am understanding the rego system correctly! I did see the "107" on the nose and tail, but this has appeared on other aircraft of the same type also].

The last times I saw one of these at Wellington was back in 2006, 2007 and 2008, although I did also get to look through one at the RNZAF's 75th anniversary airshow at Ohakea in 2012.

CASA CN235-200M, 82-IH, operated by the Armee de L'Air

CASA CN235-200M, 82-IH, operated by the Armee de L'Air

CASA CN235-200M, 82-IH, operated by the Armee de L'Air

5 comments:

Scott said...

Do you think the govt is looking at a couple of these to look after the small/localised air lift solution as the C-17's seem to be pretty much a sure thing?

Rodney said...

That's a good question Scott.

I don't know, but I'm guessing 2-3 C17's and then 3 or 4 of something else - maybe CN235's or A400M's...

kiwi_male said...

I have been told these are based in French Caledonia and regularly visit Wellington airport

Rodney said...

Hi kiwi_male. That is true... not sure what the last visit was...

Anonymous said...

This example is based at Papeete, Tahiti. The type does visit NZ several times per year and oddly chose to visit civilian places such as Auckland vs Whenuapai...