Norwegian angry with Boeing over 787 problems

Airline “expects Boeing to take its share of responsibility”

Norwegian may seek compensation from Boeing after experiencing a second technical problem with a 787 Dreamliner within the space of a week, Reuters reports. It has temporarily lost the use of both of the two 787s it currently operates, forcing it to lease Airbus A340s on short notice.

One of the Boeing planes was grounded in Stockholm for five days with a brake problem. The other was stuck in Oslo over the weekend because it would not receive power on the ground, requiring new parts.

“We will talk to Boeing now and expect that Boeing will take their share of responsibility,” the airline’s spokesman Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen said. “Of course you expect some minor problems initially, but now we have experienced two incidents in a few days that have taken way too long a time to fix.”


[photo courtesy Norwegian]