Air N.Z. Says Needs to Inspect 15 737s, No Impact on Operations

Air New Zealand Ltd. said it will inspect 15 Boeing Co. (BA) 737-300s after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued a directive because of concerns about metal fatigue.

One of the planes needs to be inspected within five days, and this will be done as part of scheduled maintenance already underway this week, the carrier said in an e-mailed reply to Bloomberg News questions. The other 14 will be checked within the timeframe set out in a Boeing service bulletin, it said.

There will be no impact on scheduled operations, it said.

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