Air New Zealand confirmed that it has ordered eight 787-10’s to replace its fleet of 8 777-200’s.
It’s not really a surprise they would stay consistent with a Dreamliner fleet but it’s a blow for Rolls Royce.
Despite its 789’s being Rolls Royce powered, the airline has gone for GE engines on the 787-10’s.
The fact the A350’s offered only Rolls Royce engines shines more light on why it stood no real chance of winning.
It’s seems ANZ has had enough trouble from RR to end that relationship. It bodes I’ll for other airlines orders.
In the end it’s about consistency, costs and pilot and crew familiarity. It makes more sense to stick with a type you know and allows far more flexibility.