Norwegian demands fast action from Boeing

Stormy meeting scheduled in Oslo this week

Norwegian has summoned Boeing’s directors for a meeting in Oslo this week as technical problems continue to hit its two 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

“We are going to tell them this situation is far from good enough,” Anne-Sissel Skaanvik, a spokeswoman for the airline, told Reuters news agency. “We have not had the reliability that we had expected from brand new planes, so something must happen, fast. […] Clearly Boeing has not had good enough operative quality control.”

More problems affected its 787s on Sunday. One was grounded in Oslo due to problems with oxygen supply to the cockpit. On the second plane a valve had been repaired before an Oslo-New York flight could depart. These follow other issues with brakes, hydraulic pumps and power.

Norwegian has three more 787s on order and had been planning to lease three others to expand its transatlantic service.


[pictured: Boeing 787 Dreamliner; courtesy Norwegian]