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Air New Zealand cancels some flights due to Rolls-Royce engine issues

Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 18, 2019
Air New Zealand is canceling some international flights to carry out unscheduled maintenance on Rolls-Royce Holdings engines, affecting about 14,000 travelers during the holidays.
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Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce is requiring airlines to increase the frequency of maintenance on planes with its Trent 1000 TEN engines due to a problem with high-pressure turbine blades in that model, the airline said in a statement Monday.

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Air New Zealand has 10 of the Trent 1000 TEN engines in its fleet of Boeing 787-9s.

“Rolls-Royce does not have any replacement engines available while maintenance work is undertaken and has advised Air New Zealand there’s a significant wait for repair services,” the airline said.

The affected flights are to Australian cities and to Tonga on dates in December and early January. The Christchurch-to-Perth route is the worst affected with 62 flights canceled.