ZK-NNF. Airbus A321-271NX. c/n 8839.

 

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 and Air New Zealand tail with engines installed - April 18, 2019

It was observed at Finkenwerder in the Air New Zealand livery - March 29, 2019

Engine runs and taxying test carried out - June 28, 2019

Taxy checks and rejected take-off performed - July 01, 2019

First flown with the test registration 'D-AYAR' as AIB839A - July 02, 2019

This test flight lasted 2 hours 48 minutes

Second test flight (T2) flown as AIB839B - July 09, 2019

This test flight lasted 1 hour 26 minutes

Third test flight (C1) flown as AIB839C - July 11, 2019

This test flight lasted 36 minutes

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NNF - July 13, 2019

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - July 14, 2019

Departed Hamburg (11:41 CEST) on the delivery flight to New Zealand as NZ6099 - July 15, 2019

Arrived New Zealand (Christchurch) on completion of the delivery flight - July 18, 2019

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

Elapsed flight time: 26 hours 32 minutes

Operated its first revenue service Christchurch - Auckland as NZ522 - July 25, 2019

Operated its first international service Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as NZ891 - July 26, 2019

Current with Air New Zealand

 

 

ZK-NNF. Air New Zealand - in the 'Silver Fern' livery at Christchurch Airport, July 29, 2019.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0325-157.)