Budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle grounds new Dreamliner, Boeing must make it more reliable

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  1. sobore
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    Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA says it has grounded one of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners to allow technicians from the American company to "make it more reliable."

    Norwegian spokesman Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen said Saturday the plane "has not been reliable enough and passengers have been subjected to too many delays." He declined to detail any of the technical glitches encountered.

    In the meantime, the Scandinavian low-cost carrier will lease an Airbus A340 to fly on its two new long-haul destinations between Stockholm, Sweden, and New York and Bangkok.
    Norwegian Air Shuttle has ordered eight Dreamliners but only received two.

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    The first delivered 787 is soldiering on flying OSL-BKK-OSL-JFK-OSL roundtrips three times a week, while the second delivered has been a lemon from the start. After the delivery flight to ARN, the second aircraft couldn't be budged at all - the electric brakes were jammed and staid so for days; even Boeing representatives could not bring the braking system back to the living. This was the first of many malfunctions to November Bravo and now she's in hospital together with Boeing surgeons and nurses. Filling in for her while she's away is the old reliable HiFly Airbus A340.

    November Alpha at gate 48, OSL

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