As part of the operation to rescue the company from going under, Norwegian has decided to drop the 737 Max aircraft from the company’s new fleet.
Norwegian’s CFO Geir Karlsen has confirmed the information to E24.
After the move, Norwegian will be left with a fleet of 52 aircraft of the 737-800 type, if the company survives the challenging period ahead.
At the same time as Norwegian is in the middle of a critical process to save the company through reconstructions under Irish and Norwegian law, the company is also in a legal dispute with Boeing in the USA.
Norwegian managed to receive 18 Boeing 737 Max aircraft before they were grounded in March of 2019. In July of 2020, Norwegian announced that they had notified Boeing that they had canceled the rest of the order, which was originally for 100 aircraft.
The parties have still not reached an agreement.
The planes were grounded after two Boeing 737 Max accidents in October of 2018 and March of 2019, which cost 346 people their lives.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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