Air New Zealand took delivery Friday of its first 777-200ER, on lease from ILFC and powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 800s. A second 777, to be owned outright, is expected to be delivered Nov. 8. In total, ANZ will purchase four 777s and lease an additional four. Separately, the airline issued a statement refuting claims by EPMU, which represents its engineering staff, that the 777's arrival would mean immediate MRO outsourcing. Engineers planned to protest Saturday's Auckland unveiling ...

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