Air New Zealand expects to make a decision on whether to outsource its widebody and engine MRO activities on Dec. 19, CEO Rob Fyfe said Friday. Speaking at a Star Alliance media briefing in Montreal, Fyfe said the airline's engineering union presented a counterproposal that is being studied by management. ANZ estimates it would save NZ$25 million per year by sending the work outside at current labor rates. Some 620 jobs out of an engineering staff of 2,000 would be eliminated should the ...

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