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.)