The wait is over for aviation fans and the aviation industry as Air New Zealand announces who it's chosen to provide aircraft for its long-haul fleet.
Eight Boeing Dreamliner 787-10 planes will be flying with Air New Zealand livery from 2022.
Chief executive Christopher Luxon says it's an investment worth $4.12 billion.
He says it's a new chapter for the airline, and today is an exciting one for workers, customers and the country.
The new planes are replacing the existing 777-200 aircraft and are expected to be much more fuel efficient.
The airline is calling it a "significant investment" in long-haul, wide-body planes.
Air New Zealand suffered a profit slump at its last announcement, with net profit after taxation for the six months to December down 34% to $152 million.
"I want to emphasise again how excited we are about our future," Mr Luxon said.
"Today we're opening up a new world of possibility for our airline, and for our country," he said.