Rolls-Royce said in August that components on some Trent 1000 engines were wearing out earlier than expected, according to reports.
Air New Zealand Ltd on Thursday said it would cancel and delay some global flights over the coming weeks because engines on its Boeing Co 787-9 jets manufactured by Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC required early maintenance.
Engine makers Rolls-Royce says some of the Trent 1000 engines in the airline's Boeing 787-9 fleet require maintenance sooner than previously indicated.
Japan's ANA Holdings Inc and Britain's Virgin Atlantic have also reported issues with the engines over the last 18 months.
The Aviation Herald reported on Tuesday that an Auckland-Tokyo flight had returned to its base after take-off due to an engine issue, while plane tracking website FlightRadar24 said a flight to Buenos Aires had returned to Auckland on Wednesday.Читайте также: Turkey's Besiktas beats Leipzig in Champions League
"Rolls-Royce does not have any replacement engines available while this maintenance work is undertaken which means some schedule changes are unavoidable", it said.
The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) is looking into two recent 787-9 flights that were turned back after takeoff after problems arose during the flight.
Air New Zealand will be making cancellations and rescheduling some worldwide flights due to the incidents.
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".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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