ZK-NEJ. Bombardier DHC-8-311Q. c/n 625.
Was also registered as: C-FFPA.
This aircraft was the ninth DHC-8-300 ordered new by Air New Zealand / Air Nelson
It was rolled out of the Bombardier Inc Canada Toronto (Downsview) plant - April 14, 2006
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FFPA - April 19, 2006
Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview, Ontario
First flown as 'C-FFPA' - ?
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123B turboprop engines
Departed Toronto (Downsview) on the ferry flight to Humberside, England - July 09, 2006
The aircraft was demonstrated to Eastern Airways, England
Departed Humberside on the ferry flight to Toronto (Downsview) - July 11, 2006
Accepted by Air New Zealand at the Downsview plant - ?
Departed Toronto (Downsview) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - July 26, 2006
At North Bay the long-range fuel cells were fitted
It arrived at Nelson on completion of the ferry flight - August 01, 2006
Ferry route: Downsview - North Bay - Grand Rapids - Concord - Honolulu - Pago Pago - Auckland - Nelson
The aircraft was officially handed over to Air Nelson at Nelson - August 01, 2006
Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - August 03, 2006
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEJ - August 04, 2006
Registered to Air Nelson Limited, Nelson
Operated its first revenue service Nelson - Auckland as NZ8162 - August 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
Current with Air New Zealand
ZK-NEJ. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, September 14, 2011.
(B. Mallinson Copyright Image 2924-049.)
ZK-NEJ. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, December 13, 2011.
(B. Mallinson Copyright Image 2924-048.)
ZK-NEJ. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, July 07, 2013.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 2923-994.)
ZK-NEJ. Air New Zealand Link - in the revised livery at Auckland Airport, January 01, 2017.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 2923-790.)