ZK-NES. Bombardier DHC-8-311Q. c/n 641.

Was also registered as: C-FJKP.


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

It was rolled out of the Bombardier Inc Canada Toronto (Downsview) plant - December 11, 2006

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FJKP - December 11, 2006

Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview, Ontario

First flown as 'C-FJKP' - ?

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123B turboprop engines

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Downsview plant - April 2007

Departed Toronto (Downsview) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - June 08, 2007

At North Bay the long-range fuel cells were fitted

It arrived at Nelson on completion of the ferry flight - June 12, 2007

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

The aircraft was officially handed over to Air Nelson at Nelson - June 12, 2007

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - June 13, 2007

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NES - June 19, 2007

Registered to Air Nelson Limited, Nelson

Operated its first revenue service Nelson - Wellington as NZ8188 - June 29, 2007

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-NES. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Christchurch Airport, January 12, 2013.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 2923-992.)

ZK-NES. Air New Zealand - in the 'Silver Fern' livery at Christchurch Airport, May 24, 2015.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 2923-803.)

ZK-NES. Air New Zealand - in the 'Silver Fern' livery at Auckland Airport, January 01, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 2923-793.)