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People urged not to change their views on Air NZ after issues

Author
Rosie Gordon,
Publish Date
Sun, 22 Apr 2018, 6:39am
The plane turned back to Auckland yesterday after a problem with the cabin's air system. (Photo/ NZ Herald)
The plane turned back to Auckland yesterday after a problem with the cabin's air system. (Photo/ NZ Herald)

People urged not to change their views on Air NZ after issues

Author
Rosie Gordon,
Publish Date
Sun, 22 Apr 2018, 6:39am

An aviation expert says Air New Zealand issues shouldn't shape how people feel about flying.

An Air New Zealand flight to Japan with 256 passengers turned back to Auckland yesterday, because of a problem with the cabin's air system.

It comes as engine checks to Air New Zealand's Dreamliner planes look to cause disruptions for a few months - despite checks being complete.

CEO of Massey University's School of Aviation Ashok Poduval says the issues are rare and pilots are trained to know how to respond.

"Aviation is probably the safest mode of travel. The volume of travel is very high, so when there is a disruption - there's a domino effect."