ZK-OYB. Airbus A321-271NX. c/n 11049.

 

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Air New Zealand and was constructed at the Airbus Industrie Hamburg plant - 2022

It was the second Airbus A321-271NX built for Air New Zealand's domestic operations

This type differs from the Airbus A321-271NX aircraft that are used for Air New Zealand's international operations

in that there is no individual seat-mounted Inflight Entertainment systems fitted

It was observed at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) with the Air New Zealand / Star Alliance livery - July 02, 2022

It was observed undergoing engine runs and taxying checks - October 28, 2022

It was observed carrying out taxi tests and rejected take-off - November 03, 2022

The aircraft was allocated the test registration 'D-AZAC'

First flown Finkenwerder - Hamburg - Finkenwerder as AIB094A - November 08, 2022

Customer Acceptance flight (C1) flown as AIB094B - November 15, 2022

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-OYB - November 19, 2022

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - November 19, 2022

Departed Hamburg (12:59 local) on the delivery flight to New Zealand as NZ6092 - November 19, 2022

It arrived at Auckland (17:58 NZDT) on completion of the delivery flight - November 23. 2022

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

The aircraft was scheduled to land at Brisbane but diverted to Cairns instead

Operated its first revenue service Auckland - Christchurch as NZ527 - December 01, 2022

Current with Air New Zealand

 

 

D-AZAC. Air New Zealand - in the 'all-black' livery with additional 'Star Alliance' titles at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, October 28, 2022.

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D-AZAC. Air New Zealand - in the 'all-black' livery with additional 'Star Alliance' titles at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, October 28, 2022.

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D-AZAC. Air New Zealand - in the 'all-black' livery with additional 'Star Alliance' titles at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, October 28, 2022.

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D-AZAC. Air New Zealand - in the 'all-black' livery with additional 'Star Alliance' titles at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, November 04, 2022.

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ZK-OYB. Air New Zealand - in the 'all-black' livery with additional 'Star Alliance' titles at Christchurch Airport, December 10, 2022.

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ZK-OYB. Air New Zealand - in the 'all-black' livery with additional 'Star Alliance' titles at Wellington Airport, December 16, 2022.

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ZK-OYB. Air New Zealand - in the 'all-black' livery with additional 'Star Alliance' titles at Wellington Airport, December 16, 2022.

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ZK-OYB. Air New Zealand - in the 'all-black' livery with additional 'Star Alliance' titles at Wellington Airport, December 16, 2022.

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ZK-OYB. Air New Zealand - in the 'all-black' livery with additional 'Star Alliance' titles at Wellington Airport, December 16, 2022.

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ZK-OYB. Air New Zealand - in the 'all-black' livery with additional 'Star Alliance' titles at Wellington Airport, December 16, 2022.

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ZK-OYB. Air New Zealand - in the 'all-black' livery with additional 'Star Alliance' titles at Wellington Airport, December 16, 2022.

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