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Air New Zealand grounds flights after engine problems

From BBC - December 6, 2017

Air New Zealand said problems with Rolls-Royce engines on its aircraft have forced the carrier to ground some international flights.

The firm said some engines on its Boeing 787-9 fleet require maintenance following recent "engine events".

Two flights were forced to return to Auckland this week after mechanical trouble, local media reported.

Japan's ANA and Britain's Virgin Atlantic have previously reported problems with the Trent 1000 engines.

Rolls-Royce said in August that components on some Trent 1000 engines were wearing out earlier than expected, according to reports.

In a statement to the New Zealand stock exchange on Thursday, Air New Zealand said as a result of recent Rolls Royce "engine events" on its Boeing 787-9 fleet, it would cancel and delay flights each day over the coming weeks.

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