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An Air New Zealand ATR-72 (Photo: G B_NZ (Air New Zealand Link ZK-MCO at PMR) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Air New Zealand to Close Regional Maintenance Bases, Signifies Trouble

Air New Zealand has announced that it is closing another regional MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) facility in Hamilton, New Zealand this May. The closure is the latest in a string of MRO closures for the airline, which has seen a total of 19 employees being reassigned to other locations within the airline's system. Air New Zealand's General Manager of Regional Airlines, Kel Duff, has said that the closures are part of the airline's restructuring plan to consolidate maintenance services.…