ZK-NEU. Bombardier DHC-8-311Q. c/n 647.

Was also registered as: C-FLTZ.


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

It was rolled out of the Bombardier Inc Canada Toronto (Downsview) plant - March 28, 2007

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FLTZ - March 28, 2007

Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview, Ontario

First flown as 'C-FLTZ' - ?

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123B turboprop engines

Accepted by Air New Zealand at the Downsview plant - September 2007

Departed Toronto (Downsview) on the ferry flight to New Zealand - September 05, 2007

At North Bay the long-range fuel cells were fitted

It arrived at Nelson on completion of the ferry flight - September 09, 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 - September 09, 2007

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - September 10, 2007

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEU - September 11, 2007

Registered to Air Nelson Limited, Nelson

Operated its first revenue service Nelson - Wellington as NZ8148 - September 24, 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-NEU. Air New Zealand Link - in the 'Pacific Wave' livery at Wellington Airport, August 69, 2009.

(B. Mallinson Copyright Image 2924-055.)

ZK-NEU. Air New Zealand - in the 'silver fern' livery at Christchurch Airport, May 24, 2015.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 2923-805.)

ZK-NEU. Air New Zealand - in the 'silver fern' livery at Wellington Airport, March 26, 2021.

(T. Gorman Copyright Image 2924-045.)