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.)