ZK-NEO. Bombardier DHC-8-311Q. c/n 633.

Was also registered as: C-FIOS.

 

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

It was rolled out of the Bombardier Inc Canada Toronto (Downsview) plant - September 28, 2006

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FIOS - September 28, 2006

Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview, Ontario

First flown as 'C-FIOS' - ?

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123B turboprop engines

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Downsview plant - December 2006

Departed Toronto (Downsview) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - December 05, 2006

At North Bay the long-range fuel cells were fitted

It arrived at Nelson on completion of the ferry flight - December 12, 2006

Ferry route: Downsview - North Bay - Grand Rapids - Concord - Kona - Pago Pago - Auckland - Nelson

The aircraft was officially handed over to Air Nelson at Nelson - December 12, 2006

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - December 14, 2006

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEO - December 15, 2006

Registered to Air Nelson Limited, Nelson

Operated its first revenue service Nelson - Wellington as NZ8156 - December 17, 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-NEO. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, May 24, 2014.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 2924-001.)

ZK-NEO. Air New Zealand Link - in the modified 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, date unknown.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 2924-015.)

ZK-NEO. Air New Zealand Link - in the revised livery at Wellington Airport, December 29, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 2923-760.)

ZK-NEO. Air New Zealand Link - in the revised livery at Wellington Airport, December 29, 2016.

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