ZK-NZD. Boeing 787-9. c/n 41989-133.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Air New Zealand - ?

It was the second Boeing 787-9 built by Boeing at Everett, Washington

Allocated the Boeing Variable Number ZB002

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N789FT - April 23, 2013

Registered to the Boeing Aircraft Company, Renton, Washington

The airframe assembly was commenced at the Everett plant - July 12, 2013

Rolled out of the production hangar - September 29, 2013

First flown from Everett (Paine Field) as BOE2 - November 07, 2013

This test flight lasted 4 hours 54 minutes

The aircraft was then utilised by Boeing as a test airframe before being prepared for delivery to Air New Zealand

Ferried Seattle - Auckland en route to Alice Springs for hot weather trials - January 04, 2014

The flight time was 13 hours 49 minutes

As Air New Zealand were the launch customer for the Boeing 787-9 this was a courtesy visit

Ferried Auckland - Brisbane - Alice Springs - January 06, 2014

Ferried Alice Springs - Cairns (1 hour 54 minutes) - January 13, 2014

Feried Cairns - Honolulu (7 hours 56 minutes) - January 13, 2014

Ferried Honolulu - Kona (24 minutes) - January 13, 2014

The aircraft had flown a total of 563:52 hours on 147 test flights

Having completed test flying requirements it entered the Change Incorporation Program - July 10, 2014

This program at Everett was to prepare the aircraft for delivery to Air New Zealand

Ferried Paine Field - Victorville for repainting into Air New Zealand livery - June 09, 2015

Ferried Victorville - Paine Field on completion of the painting - July 07, 2015

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Everett (Paine Field) - July 24, 2015

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZD - July 24, 2015

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland

Departed Paine Field (13:04 local) on the delivery flight to New Zealand as NZ6092 - July 24, 2015

Arrived Auckland (18:48 local) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - July 25, 2015

Operated first revenue service Auckland - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as NZ103 - July 31, 2015

Current with Air New Zealand

 

ZK-NZD. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 01, 2015.

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ZK-NZD. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 01, 2015.

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ZK-NZD. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 01, 2015.

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ZK-NZD. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 01, 2015.

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ZK-NZD. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 01, 2015.

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ZK-NZD. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 01, 2015.

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ZK-NZD. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, March 13, 2016.

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ZK-NZD. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, March 13, 2016.

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ZK-NZD. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, March 13, 2016.

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ZK-NZD. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, March 13, 2016.

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ZK-NZD. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, March 13, 2016.

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ZK-NZD. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, March 13, 2016.

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ZK-NZD. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, March 13, 2016.

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