28/05/2014 - Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZE made its first flight from Paine
Field as BOE003 today carrying test registration N1012N. The aircraft is already
painted in Black/Black Fern livery.
30/06/2014 - Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZE was formally accepted at Paine Field
today. The aircraft is in Black/Black Fern livery and 18J/21W/263Y configuration.
This is the first Boeing 787-9 to be delivered to any airline.
10/07/2014 - Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZE positioned Paine Field – Auckland
this morning as NZ6789.
09/08/2014 - Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZE entered service this morning operating
NZ103 Auckland – Sydney. This was the first Air New Zealand B787-9 service, however
All Nippon Airways became the first to operate the Boeing 787-9 in service when it
inaugurated service on 7th August.