Air New Zealand’s first Boeing 787-9 has flown for the first time.
The new plane recently completed a three-hour test flight above Seattle,USA.
The aircraft, is in the final phases of the delivery process before being formally handed over.
Air New Zealand is the launch customer for the Boeing 787-9 and has 10 of these versions of the 787 on order.
Air New Zealand will initially use them on routes to Perth, China and Japan.
The price for one of these planes is about $300 million.