ZK-NZE. Boeing 787-9. c/n 34334-169.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Air New Zealand - ?

This aircraft was the third Boeing 787-9 built by Boeing at Everett, Washington

It was allocated the Boeing Variable Number 'ZB003'

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as 'N789ZB' - April 23, 2013

Registered to the Boeing Aircraft Company, Renton, Washington

The airframe assembly commenced at the Everett plant - January 24, 2014

Rolled out of the production hangar - March 05, 2014

It was officially rolled out by Boeing in the Air New Zealand 'black' livery as 'ZK-NZE' - April 06, 2014

Initial engine run performed at Everett (Paine Field) - May 19, 2014

Observed with the Boeing test registration 'N1012N' taped over - May 22, 2014

Taxying tests performed - May 22, 2014

First flown from Everett (Paine Field) as BOE3 - May 28, 2014

Test route: Everett (Paine Field) - Grant County (Moses Lake) - Everett (Paine Field)

The aircraft was contractually 'handed over' to Air New Zealand at Everett - June 30, 2014

As Air New Zealand were the launch customer of the Boeing 787-9 they were the first airline to take delivery

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZE - July 01, 2014

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Everett (Paine Field) - July 08, 2014

Departed Paine Field (07:55 local) on the delivery flight to New Zealand as NZ6789 - July 10, 2014

Arrived Auckland (16:22 local) on completion of the delivery flight - July 11, 2014

Flight crew: Captains Mark Mullins (Senior 787 Instructor), Duncan McLean (Training Manager 787),

David Morgan (Chief Pilot) and Philip Kirk (787 Technical Pilot)

The elapsed flying time was 13 hours 27 minutes

Operated the proving flight Christchurch - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland as NZ6021/6022 - July 25, 2014

Operated the proving flight Auckland - Ohakea - Auckland as NZ6023/6024 - July 28, 2014

Ohakea Airport is the designated alternate airport for Auckland

Operated the training flight Auckland - Christchurch - Auckland as NZ6025/6026 - July 31, 2014

Operated its first revenue service Auckland - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as NZ103 - August 09, 2014

This aircraft made the first Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 landing at Adelaide (West Beach) - October 25, 2014

It was operating the Perth - Auckland service when a medical diversion became necessary

Operated the airline's inaugural Auckland - Shanghai (Pudong) Boeing 787 service - November 05, 2014

Operated the airline's inaugural Auckland - Tokyo (Narita) Boeing 787-9 service - December 02, 2014

Operated the airline's inaugural Auckland - Melbourne (Tullamarine) Boeing 787-9 service as NZ125 - June 20, 2016

Operated the airline's inaugural Auckland - Wellington Boeing 787-9 service as NZ1911 - June 29, 2016

This was a charter flight with the aircraft remaining on the ground at Wellington for most of the day

The aircraft was grounded at Auckland due to issues with the Rolls-Royce engines - December 04, 2017

Following rectification work it was test flown Auckland - Auckland as NZ6232 - May 31, 2018

Returned to service Auckland - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as NZ101 - June 01, 2018

The aircraft was grounded at Auckland due to issues with the Rolls-Royce engines - September 30, 2018

Returned to service Auckland - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as NZ101 - November 02, 2018

Current with Air New Zealand

 

ZK-NZE. Air New Zealand - in the standard 'black' livery at Auckland Airport, July 25, 2014.

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ZK-NZE. Air New Zealand - in the standard 'black' livery at Perth Airport, September 12, 2014.

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ZK-NZE. Air New Zealand - in the standard 'black' livery at Perth Airport, September 12, 2014.

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ZK-NZE. Air New Zealand - in the standard 'black' livery at Perth Airport, September 12, 2014.

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ZK-NZE. Air New Zealand - in the standard 'black' livery at Perth Airport, September 12, 2014.

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ZK-NZE. Air New Zealand - in the standard 'black' livery at Perth Airport, October 06, 2014.

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ZK-NZE. Air New Zealand - in the standard 'black' livery at Auckland Airport, November 09, 2014.

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ZK-NZE. Air New Zealand - in the standard 'black' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 21, 2018.

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ZK-NZE. Air New Zealand - in the standard 'black' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 21, 2018.

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ZK-NZE. Air New Zealand - in the standard 'black' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 21, 2018.

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ZK-NZE. Air New Zealand - in the standard 'black' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 21, 2018.

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ZK-NZE. Air New Zealand - in the standard 'black' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 21, 2018.

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ZK-NZE. Air New Zealand - in the standard 'black' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 21, 2018.

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ZK-NZE. Air New Zealand - in the standard 'black' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 21, 2018.

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