Rolls-Royce engine trouble forces Air New Zealand to ground flights

Investigations into Air New Zealand Dreamliner 'abnormalities'

The move is in response two recent incidents involving 787-9 flights and based on advice from the engine manufacturer, Air New Zealand said on Thursday.

Air New Zealand will operate its new configuration 787-9 aircraft, offering more Premium Economy and Business Premier seats than its current 787-9 fleet.

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

Rolls-Royce says that it regrets the disruption caused to Air NZ, and the two parties are working together to restore full operations of the Trent 1000 engines as soon as possible.

Air New Zealand said it will be re-timing some global flights and making a limited number of cancellations over coming weeks as a result of two recent events involving the Rolls-Royce engines on its Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

Chris Hogan returns to practice after missing four games
Because the Patriots are playing on Monday night, they will not be required to release an injury report until Thursday. Deatrich Wise, Kyle Van Noy , Malcolm Butler , and Marcus Cannon were also absent from Wednesday's session.

Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) chief commissioner Jane Meares said the commission has opened inquiries into both events.

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.

Air New Zealand will be making cancellations and rescheduling some worldwide flights due to the incidents.

Passengers said there was shaking and "weird noises" after the plane suffered engine issues and was turned back to Auckland.

"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.

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