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Thomsonfly sends aircraft to NZ for maintenance

Media release
10 November 2006

Thomsonfly sends aircraft to New Zealand for maintenance

UK airline Thomsonfly has awarded a US$3 million contract to Air New Zealand’s engineering services division, ANZES, for the installation of a new in-flight entertainment system and heavy maintenance checks on nine B767-300 aircraft.

“We are delighted with the outcome of what has been a demanding selection process,” says Thomsonfly Managing Director Colin Mitchell.

“We needed to be comfortable that our maintenance provider had the technical and organisational skills to complete the programme to the high standards we expect in the timeframe required. We found that provider in ANZES.”

The work will be carried out in ANZES’ Auckland facility from November 2006 to May 2007 in preparation for Thomsonfly’s summer schedule. The first Thomsonfly Boeing 767 arrives at the Auckland base tomorrow (Saturday). The programme covers seven heavy maintenance checks and installation of the latest Panasonic eFX Audio Visual on Demand (AVOD) in-flight entertainment system on five aircraft.

Air New Zealand’s general manager of technical operations, Chris Nassenstein, welcomed the contract.

“ANZES has a strong reputation of engineering excellence within our region but we take pride in the fact that Thomsonfly awarded us this contract against global competition.”

“We look forward to developing our relationship with Thomsonfly well into the future.”


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