Rolls-Royce suffers fresh wave of troubles with Dreamliner engines

Rolls-Royce suffers fresh wave of troubles with Dreamliner engines

Rolls-Royce suffers fresh wave of troubles with Dreamliner engines

An Air New Zealand aircraft made an unscheduled landing last night after circling Tauranga and an area of ocean east of the Coromandel.

Under their joint venture alliance that took effect in January 2015, the two airlines will continue to operate one daily return service each on the Singapore-Auckland route, with a third service operated by Singapore Airlines during the Northern Winter season and Air New Zealand during the Northern Summer season.

"Customers on this service are now booked to travel on an alternative service today".

Photographs reveal the damage to one of the engines of an Air New Zealand 787 aircraft.

The first was an Air New Zealand flight headed for Narita, Japan on Tuesday morning, where the crew shut down an engine and returned to Auckland shortly after take-off.

"Air New Zealand will be focused on finding replacement aircraft capacity", the airline said.

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

Air New Zealand's 787 airliner
Air New Zealand's 787 airliners are powered by Rolls-Royce's Trent 1000 engines

The Trent 1000 engine has had a number of technical hitches, which the manufacturer has been working hard to resolve, with a wide range of operators in recent years.

"At this stage our investigation team is satisfied that all parties are doing the right things to ensure the continuing safety of the travelling public". The problem was thought to relate to blades in the turbine corroding far earlier than expected, resulting in the engines being shut down.

During peak months the airlines will jointly operate a total of 35 return services a week between Singapore and New Zealand, including Christchurch and Wellington flights.

The company has said previously it expect to an improvement in earnings in the current financial year, compared with the 2016/17 result.

"It's not uncommon for long-term engine programmes to experience technical issues during their life and we manage them through proactive maintenance", it adds.

The Air New Zealand incidents have been reported worldwide, including on the BBC and by global agency Reuters.

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