ZK-NEK. Bombardier DHC-8-311Q. c/n 629.
Was also registered as: C-FHPZ.
This aircraft was the tenth DHC-8-300 ordered new by Air New Zealand / Air Nelson
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FHPZ - June 15, 2006
Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview, Ontario
It was rolled out of the Bombardier Inc Toronto (Downsview) plant - June 16, 2006
First flown as 'C-FHPZ' - ?
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123B turboprop engines
The aircraft was placed in open storage at Toronto (Downsview)
Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Registered - June 20, 2006
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FHPZ - September 28, 2006
Registered to World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Limited
Accepted by Air New Zealand at Downsview plant - ?
Departed Toronto (Downsview) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - September 29, 2006
At North Bay the long-range fuel cells were fitted
It arrived at Nelson on completion of the ferry flight - October 04, 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 - October 04, 2006
Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - October 05, 2006
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEK - October 10, 2006
Registered to Air Nelson Limited, Nelson
Operated its first revenue service Nelson - Christchurch as NZ8505 - October 14, 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-NEK. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, November 25, 2011.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 2923-987.)
ZK-NEK. Air New Zealand Link - in the revised 'Pacific Wave' livery at Wellington Airport, December 29, 2016.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 2923-761.)
ZK-NEK. Air New Zealand Link - in the revised 'Pcific Wave' livery at Wellington Airport, December 29, 2016.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 2923-762.)
ZK-NEK. Air New Zealand Link - in the revised 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, July 19, 2020.
(A. Murphy Copyright Image 2924-016.)