Air New Zealand said it will proceed with plans to outsource heavy maintenance of widebody engines but has deferred until February a decision on the future of its widebody airframe MRO activity amid signs it may be able to reach accommodation with its engineering union to keep the work in-house. Sending the engine work offshore next year will result in elimination of around 110 jobs. Outsiders already perform engine MRO on ANZ's narrowbody jets and turboprops. According to CEO Rob Fyfe, ...

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