Air New Zealand plans to close Auckland maintenance facility, cut 180 jobs, union says

Thu, 22 Aug 2013

By Tina Morrison Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand, the national carrier, plans to close its wide body aircraft heavy maintenance facility in Auckland by July next year, with the loss of 180 aircraft engineering jobs, according to the union representing the workers. The proposed closure is a result of the loss of third party engineering work, the retirement of Air New Zealand’s 767 fleet and the airline’s inability to attract replacement work as the high New Zealand dollar curbs competitiveness, the EPMU said in a statement. Air New Ze...

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