Air NZ Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Air New Zealand has chartered two aircraft A330-200 and A340-300 from the Portuguese company, Hi Fly, while urgent maintenance is done on the Dreamliners’ Rolls Royce engines.
But the first replacement aircraft brought in on Friday for a flight from Sydney got stuck a day later by what Air New Zealand described only as an “engineering issue. In the meantime due to curfew requirements at Sydney airport the service was cancelled, which also led to the cancellation of the return service NZ108 from Sydney to Auckland.. It depends on what you were over there for and whether you had anything to be back for!
Air New Zealand said the problem with the chartered plane had been fixed and it returned to service yesterday morning.