Teething problems for Norwegian’s Boeing 737 Max

Boeing 737 Max plane crashThe first of the large Boeing 737 MAX 9 models, Boeing's newest commercial airplane, sits outside its production plant in Renton, Wash. Boeing stops test flights of its new 737 model because of a possible problem in engine discs. The company is working with engine maker CFM to investigate. The company said Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, it was notified of a potential manufacturing-quality issue by CFM, which makes the engines that are going on the Boeing 737 Max. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing postpones test flights of its Boeing 737 Max

Flight manufacturer Boeing has postponed the test flights of its Boeing 737 Max passenger plane. Norwegian Air Shuttle should have been in the air with the aircraft type first.


‘This will not delay the opening of our route between Edinburgh and the United States,’ wrote press spokesperson, Anders Lindström, in an email to the Swedish news agency, TT.

The test has been temporarily postponed due to a possible error in an important component in the engine. Boeing and the engine manufacturer, CFM, tells Reuters that they don’t know how long the problem may persist.

Norwegian has a total of 100 purchase options on the Boeing 737 Max, which they referr to as the next generation of short and medium haul aircraft. Norwegian plans to put the 737 Max aircraft in the air on routes between Europe and minor cities in the United States of America.


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