ZK-NED. Bombardier DHC-8-311Q. c/n 617.

Was also registered as: C-FERB.



This aircraft was the fourth DHC-8-300 ordered new by Air New Zealand / Air Nelson

It was rolled out of the Bombardier Inc Canada Toronto (Downsview) plant - October 31, 2005

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FERB - October 31, 2005

Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview, Ontario

First flown as 'C-FERB' - ?

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123B turboprop engines

Accepted by Air New Zealand at the Downsview plant - ?

Ferried Downsview - North Bay to have long range fuel cells fitted - December 2005

Departed North Bay on the ferry flight to New Zealand - December 21, 2005

It arrived at Nelson on completion of the ferry flight - December 24, 2005

Ferry route: Downsview - North Bay - Grand Rapids - Concord - Honolulu - Pago Pago - Auckland - Nelson

The aircraft was officially handed over to Air Nelson at Nelson - December 24, 2005

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - January 05, 2006

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NED - January 06, 2006

Registered to Air Nelson Limited, Nelson

Operated its first revenue service Nelson - Auckland as NZ8732 - January 08, 2006

Air Nelson ceased to exist - November 18, 2019

The aircraft was transferred to the Air New Zealand Air Operators Certificate - November 19, 2019

Current with Air New Zealand



ZK-NED. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Auckland Airport, August 18, 2009.

(B. Mallinson Copyright Image 2924-062.)

ZK-NED. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, August 27, 2011.

(B. Mallinson Copyright Image 2924-063.)

ZK-NED. Air New Zealand Link - in the modified 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, May 02, 2015.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 2924-011.)

ZK-NED. Air New Zealand - in the 'Silver Fern' livery at Christchurch Airport, June 07, 2023.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 2924-196.)