ZK-OKO. Boeing 777-319ER. c/n 38407-921.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Air New Zealand - ?

Rolled out of the production hangar at Everett (Paine Field) - February 11, 2011

First flown from Everett (Paine Field) - March 14, 2011

Powered by General Electric GE-90-115B engines

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Everett (Paine Field) - March 22, 2011

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-OKO - March 23, 2011

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to New Zealand as NZ6391 - March 23, 2011

Arrived Auckland on completion of the delivery flight - March 24, 2011

Operated first revenue service Auckland - Brisbane as NZ135 - March 28, 2011

Withdrawn from service at Auckland for maintenance and promotional decals to be applied - November 18, 2013

Rolled out at Auckland with 'The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug' livery - December 02, 2013

This livery was to celebrate the 2nd Peter Jackson 'Hobbit' movie

Returned to service Auckland - Los Angeles - December 02, 2013

Its Los Angeles arrival was marked with a 'Red Carpet' ceremony to celebrate the film's Hollywood release

Ferried Auckland - Singapore (Paya Lebar) for maintenance and repainting as NZ6002 - April 20, 2015

The repaint involved removing the Hobbit livery and applying the 'Silver Fern' livery

Ferried Singapore (Paya Lebar) - Auckland in the new corporate livery - May 16, 2015

Returned to service Auckland - Los Angeles as NZ6 - May 16, 2015

Operated special charter flight London (Heathrow) - Los Angeles - Auckland as NZ1302 - November 03, 2015

Returned the victorious New Zealand All-Blacks Rugby Union team to New Zealand after the World Cup

Current with Air New Zealand

 

ZK-OKO. Air New Zealand - in the standard white livery at London Heathrow Airport, January 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4670-018.)