ZK-NEH. Bombardier DHC-8-311Q. c/n 623.

Was also registered as: C-FGAI.


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

It was rolled out of the Bombardier Inc Canada Toronto (Downsview) plant - February 21, 2006

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FGAI - February 21, 2006

Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview, Ontario

The aircraft was stored at Toronto (Downsview)

First flown as 'C-FGAI' - ?

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123B turboprop engines

Accepted by Air New Zealand at the Downsview plant - ?

Departed Toronto (Downsview) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - June 23, 2006

At North Bay long range fuel cells were fitted

It arrived at Nelson on completion of the ferry flight - June 28, 2006

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

The aircraft was officially handed over to Air Nelson at Nelson - June 28, 2006

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - June 28, 2006

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEH - June 28, 2006

Registered to Air Nelson Limited, Nelson

Operated its first revenue service Nelson - Auckland as NZ8376 - July 13, 2006

Air Nelson ceased to exist - November 18, 2019

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

The aircraft was withdrawn from service and stored at Nelson due to Covid19 groundings - March 31, 2020

Returned to service - ?

Current with Air New Zealand



ZK-NEH. Air New Zealand Link - in the revised 'Pacific Wave' livery at Wellington Airport, December 04, 2020.

(T. Gorman Copyright Image 2924-020.)