Air New Zealand: Rolls-Royce engine maintenance issue not expected to lead to change in guidance

7 December, 2017

Air New Zealand reported (07-Dec-2017) it does not anticipate any changes to its current financial guidance due to maintenance issues related to the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on its Boeing 787-9 fleet. As previously reported by CAPA, the carrier cancelled three return services between 07-Dec-2017 and 10-Dec-2017 and delayed seven others to accommodate a Rolls-Royce notification that the engines require maintenance sooner than previously advised. Rolls-Royce does not have any spare engines available while the maintenance work is undertaken. Air New Zealand stated there will be limited cancellations and delays each day over the coming weeks and it will be focused on finding replacement aircraft capacity. According to the CAPA Fleet Database, Air New Zealand has 11 787-9s in service. [more - original PR]