Norwegian Airline fears engine trouble this summer

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Norwegian Airline fears another summer with engine trouble on the biggest aircraft.


In a statement on Monday, Norwegian stated that the company is well prepared for this summer’s traffic. Nevertheless, there are concerns about the engines of the eleven new Boeing 787 Dreamliners that are to be delivered.

The aircraft are equipped with Rolls-Royce engines, and the manufacturer of these said earlier on Monday that a problem has been identified with the compressor in the Trent 1000 jet engine on many flights, and that these problems now appear to be spreading to more flights.

“As we have previously indicated, summer traffic looks good, but we have concerns about our Dreamliner,” said press spokesman Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen to Reuters news agency.

He added that Norwegian has taken into account that these planes could be grounded,and for that reason they have hired additional capacity.

Last summer, the airline had major problems with the Dreamliner. Cancellations and delays cost them tens of millions of dollars.

“It’s not an ideal situation and we can not pay for a service that hasn’t been delivered,” said Sandaker-Nielsen about the engine problems.


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