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    Engine issue forces Air NZ changes

    The need for earlier than expected engine maintenance means Air New Zealand is cancelling some flights and delaying others involving its Dreamliner aircraft.

    Air New Zealand
    Air New Zealand

    Air New Zealand is cancelling some long-haul flights over the coming weeks and delaying others after two incidents involving engines on its Dreamliners.

    A flight to Japan returned to Auckland shortly after takeoff on Tuesday after the pilot shut down one of the plane's engines as a precaution.

    There was also an issue on a flight to Buenos Aires on Wednesday and that also turned back.

    Air NZ says engine maker Rolls-Royce has advised that some of the Trent 1000 engines in the airline's Boeing 787-9 fleet require maintenance sooner than previously indicated.

    "Rolls-Royce does not have any replacement engines available while this maintenance work is undertaken which means some schedule changes are unavoidable," it said.

    "In addition to these changes, Air New Zealand is focused on securing replacement aircraft capacity."

    Passengers affected would be contacted with new travel information, while Air NZ would update any schedule changes on its website.

    Planned schedule changes until Sunday:

    December 7

    NZ175 - Auckland-Perth, cancelled

    NZ178 - Perth-Auckland, cancelled

    NZ31 - Buenos Aires-Auckland, delayed 8 hours 55 minutes

    NZ282 - Auckland-Singapore, delayed 35 minutes

    NZ289 - Auckland-Shanghai, delayed 5 hours 40 minutes

    December 8

    NZ97 - Auckland-Osaka, cancelled

    NZ98 - Osaka-Auckland, cancelled

    NZ175 - Auckland-Perth, delayed 3 hours 30 minutes

    NZ162 - Perth-Christchurch, delayed 7 hours 35 minutes

    NZ161- Christchurch-Perth, delayed 4 hours 50 minutes

    NZ289 - Auckland-Shanghai, delayed 7 hours, 30 minutes

    NZ288 - Shanghai-Auckland, delayed 1 hour 45 minutes

    NZ61 - Auckland-Rarotonga-Sydney, delayed 1 hour 30 minutes

    December 9

    NZ30 - Auckland-Buenos Aires, delayed 5 hours 35 minutes

    NZ289 - Auckland-Shanghai, delayed 7 hours 30 minutes

    NZ288 - Shanghai-Auckland, delayed 3 hours

    NZ28 - Auckland-Houston, cancelled

    NZ29 - Houston-Auckland, cancelled

    December 10

    NZ289 - Auckland-Shanghai, delayed 1 hour 16 minutes


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