ZK-NEQ. Bombardier DHC-8-311Q. c/n 636.
Was also registered as: C-FJKL.
This aircraft was the fourteenth DHC-8-300 ordered new by Air New Zealand / Air Nelson
It was rolled out of the Bombardier Inc Canada Toronto (Downsview) plant - October 11, 2006
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FJKL - October 11, 2006
Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview, Ontario
First flown as 'C-FJKL' - ?
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123B turboprop engines
Accepted by Air New Zealand at Downsview plant - March 2007
Departed Toronto (Downsview) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - March 07, 2007
At North Bay the long-range fuel cells were fitted
It arrived at Nelson on completion of the ferry flight - March 15, 2007
Ferry route: Downsview - North Bay - Grand Rapids - Concord - Kona - Pago Pago - Auckland - Nelson
The aircraft was officially handed over to Air Nelson at Nelson - March 15, 2007
Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - March 15, 2007
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEQ - March 16, 2007
Registered to Air Nelson Limited, Nelson
Operated its first revenue service Nelson - Auckland as NZ8374 - March 25, 2007
It was rolled out at Christchurch in the 'Silver Fern' livery - July 06, 2014
It was the first DHC-8-311Q to be repainted into the new corporate livery
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-NEQ. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, January 10, 2013.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 2923-991.)
ZK-NEQ. Air New Zealand - in the 'Silver Fern' livery at Christchurch Airport, January 25, 2015.
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