29-Apr-2013 Source: HeliHub.com
The Jordanian Police have recently sold a batch of three Eurocopter Bo105s to Oceania Aviation in New Zealand after retiring them from active use four years ago – we assume they have been in storage in the interim period. Each has now been put on the local ZK- register, with Oceania working initially on ZK-HVA which they have sold to van Asch Wines in Queenstown. The other two – ZK-IBO and IBP – are expected to be worked on in due course at Oceania’s Ardmore base.
The three are all stretched-fuselage CBS/4 models, details as follows
ZK-HVA – serial S-802, previously with Jordanian Police as P-03
ZK-IBO – serial S-801, previously with Jordanian Police as P-02 – 4,443 hours TTAF
ZK-IBP – serial S-797, previously with Jordanian Police as P-01
The Jordanian Police replaced these three in late 2008 / early 2009 with a batch of four Eurocopter EC635T2+ helicopters. These are serialled P-04 through P-07 and are respectively Eurocopter serials 0512, 0516, 0537 and 0539. All are flown in a distinctive dark blue scheme with white titles.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com