ZK-NNA. Airbus A321-271NX. c/n 8496.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Air New Zealand and was constructed at the Airbus Industrie Hamburg plant

It was observed at Finkenwerder in the Air New Zealand livery - September 20, 2018

Engine runs and taxying test carried out - October 15, 2018

Taxy checks and rejected take-off performed - October 24, 2018

First flown with the test registration 'D-AZAX' as AIB496A - October 25, 2018

During the test flight the aircraft attained a height of 39,000 feet and a max speed of 559 knots

This test flight lasted 2 hours 48 minutes

Second test flight (C1) flown as AIB496B - October 28, 2018

Third test flight (C2) flown as AIB496C - October 29, 2018

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NNA - November 01, 2018

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Accepted by Air Lease Corporation at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - November 02, 2018

Leased to Air New Zealand in the black 'Silver Fern' livery as the registered operator

Departed Hamburg (09:22 CET) on the delivery flight to New Zealand as NZ6091 - November 02, 2018

It arrived at Auckland (22:24 NZST) on completion of the delivery flight - November 05, 2018

Delivery route: Hamburg - Muscat - Kuala Lumpur - Cairns - Auckland

Operated its first revenue service Auckland - Brisbane as NZ739 - November 23, 2018

Operated the proving flight Auckland - Queenstown - March 06, 2019

It flew a number of approaches before landing where it remained on the ground for 3 hours

It was the first Air New Zealand A321NEO to land at Queenstown where staff familarisation was undertaken

Current with Air New Zealand

 

 

ZK-NNA. Air New Zealand - in the 'all black' livery at Christchurch Airport, August 12, 2019.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0325-221.)

ZK-NNA. Air New Zealand - in the 'all black' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 05, 2021.

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ZK-NNA. Air New Zealand - in the 'all black' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 05, 2021.

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ZK-NNA. Air New Zealand - in the 'all black' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 05, 2021.

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