The airline has firmed up options on two of the aircraft, which will bring its total Trent 1000 powered fleet to 12.
Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, Chief Customer Officer – Civil Large Engines, said: “Air New Zealand has a special place in the Trent 1000 story and we value its decision to select our engine. The Trent 1000 delivers the best lifetime fuel burn performance and reliability on the aircraft.”
Air New Zealand was the first airline to order Trent 1000 engines in 2004. In July this year it became the first airline to receive a Boeing 787-9 aircraft.