Mubasher: Air New Zealand has grounded some international flights after problems appeared on the aircraft’s Rolls-Royce engines, as reported by the BBC News.
Media channels have reported that two flights were forced to return to Auckland this week after mechanical trouble.
Air New Zealand clarified that “some engines on its Boeing 787-9 fleet require maintenance following recent engine events,” the BBC News said.
Japan's ANA and Britain's Virgin Atlantic previously reported a default with the Trent 1000 engines over the last 18 months.
In August, Rolls-Royce noted that some components of the Trent 1000 engines were wearing out earlier than expected.
“Rolls-Royce reports record loss of GBP4.6 billion,” the BBC News said.
Air New Zealand disclosed that as a result of recent Rolls Royce engine incidents on its Boeing 787-9 fleet, the carrier would cancel and delay flights each day over the coming weeks, according to a statement to the New Zealand stock exchange on Thursday.
“On Thursday a spokesperson for Rolls-Royce told Reuters it was working with Air New Zealand to minimise disruption, adding that it's not uncommon for long-term engine programmes to experience technical issues during their life,” the BBC News added.