ZK-NNB. Airbus A321-271NX. c/n 8542.

 

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

It was observed at Finkenwerder in primer without engines - September 14, 2018

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

It was observed at Finkenwerder in the Air New Zealand livery - October 07, 2018

Engine runs and taxying test carried out - November 12, 2018

Taxy checks and rejected take-off performed - November 13, 2018

First flown with the test registration 'D-AVZU' as AIB542A - November 21, 2018

This test flight lasted 4 hours 53 minutes

Second test flight (T2) flown as AIB542B - November 27, 2018

This test flight lasted 4 hours 13 minutes

Third test flight (C1) flown as AIB542C - November 29, 2018

This test flight lasted 1 hour 10 minutes

Fourth test flight (C2) flown as AIB542D - November 30, 2018

This test flight lasted 54 minutes

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NNB - December 01, 2018

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - December 01, 2018

Departed Hamburg (10:46 CET) on the delivery flight to New Zealand as NZ6091 - December 02, 2018

Arrived New Zealand (Auckland) at 22:40 NZST on completion of the delivery flight - December 05, 2018

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

Operated its first revenue service Auckland - Melbourne as NZ725 - December 13, 2018

Current with Air New Zealand

 

 

ZK-NNB. Air New Zealand - in the 'Silver Fern' livery at Wellington Airport, January 08, 2021.

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