ZK-NEF. Bombardier DHC-8-311Q. c/n 620.

Was also registered as: C-FFCC.

 

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

It was rolled out of the Bombardier Inc Canada Toronto (Downsview) plant - December 23, 2005

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FFCC - December 23, 2005

Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview, Ontario

First flown as 'C-FFCC' - ?

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 - April 2006

Ferried North Bay - Totonto (Downsview) - April 2006

Departed Toronto (Downsview) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - April 04, 2006

It arrived at Nelson on completion of the ferry flight - April 08, 2006

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

The aircraft was officially handed over to Air Nelson at Nelson - April 08, 2006

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - April 12, 2006

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEF - April 13, 2006

Registered to Air Nelson Limited, Nelson

Operated its first revenue service Nelson - Wellington as NZ8118 - April 17, 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-NEF. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, August 27, 2011.

(B. Mallinson Copyright Image 2924-064.)

ZK-NEF. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, December 31, 2012.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 2923-990.)

ZK-NEF. Air New Zealand Link - in the modified livery at Auckland Airport, January 01, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 2923-789.)

ZK-NEF. Air New Zealand Link - in the modified livery at Auckland Airport, January 01, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 2923-795.)