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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:08 AM

Norwegian airline seeks compensation from Boeing after grounding 737 Max 8s

HEJERE, Ethiopia – Norwegian Air Shuttles says it will seek compensation from aircraft maker Boeing after the low-cost carrier grounded its fleet of 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

Carrier spokeswoman Tonje Naess told The Associated Press Wednesday that the Oslo-based airline "should not have any financial burden for a brand new aircraft that will not to be used."

On Tuesday, Norwegian Air Shuttles grounded its 18 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft on recommendation from European aviation authorities after Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash in which 157 people were killed.

An Ethiopian Airlines spokesman says the "black box" from the crashed Boeing jet will be sent overseas for analysis but no country has been chosen.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/norwegian-airline-seeks-compensation-from-boeing

I think Norwegian only flies to T F Green and Stewart in the US.

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:51 AM

1. Because they took it upon themselves to ground aircraft they want the manufacturer to compensate?

Good luck with that.

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Response to GoodKraic (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:54 AM

4. I don't think they grounded them until the EASA ordered grounding.

EASA appears to cover the EU plus the EFTA, including Norway.

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:17 AM

2. Norwegian flies directly from London Gatwick to Seattle, Denver, and Las Vegas at least

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:49 AM

3. Most likely 787 routes.

Norwegian has 21 Boeing 787s, but some may be out of service due to replacement of the RR 1000 Trent engines.

https://thepointsguy.com/2018/01/norwegian-787-engine-replacement/

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:32 AM

5. They are. And yes, they've had a significant part of that fleet grounded due to the engines

They’ve temporarily subcontracted to a Spanish charter airline to cover many of those routes. I’ve done all three in the last four months and two were with the charter airline.

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