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Norwegian Dreamliner grounded due to technical problem

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  1. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    OSLO, Sept 5:A Boeing 787 Dreamliner belonging to low-cost Norwegian Air Shuttle has been grounded in Stockholm since Monday due to a possible brake problem, the airline said.

    A team from Boeing was at Stockholm´s Arlanda international airport to assess why a light indicator connected to the brake system was lit, Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, a spokesman for Norwegian Air Shuttle, said on Thursday.

    The 787 was intended to fly from Stockholm to Bangkok and then New York.

    "We are aware of the situation with Norwegian and are working with our customer to get the plane back into service," Fiona O´Farrell, a spokeswoman for Boeing said in an email to AFP.

    The Dreamliner has suffered a series of problems since coming into service in October 2011, including the grounding of the global fleet of 787s for around four months earlier this year over battery system problems.

    The grounded plane, the second Dreamliner delivered to Norwegian, arrived 10 days ago and had yet to be used for any commercial flights, Sandaker-Nielsen said.

    "This is not related to the aircraft´s past problems. It could happen to any sort of airplane, and happens now and then," he said.

    Norwegian has ordered eight Dreamliners from the US manufacturer, deliveries of which have been delayed.

    The company has chartered an Airbus A340 to replace the Boeing while it remains grounded.
     
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    Pump glitch hits Norwegian-operated Dreamliner

    Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said on Monday it encountered a new problem with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, forcing it to stop 70 passengers from boarding a transatlantic flight.

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    OSLO - Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said on Monday it encountered a new problem with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, forcing it to stop 70 passengers from boarding a transatlantic flight.

    The incident, this time linked to a hydraulic pump on a plane flying from New York to Oslo, is the latest in a series of technical glitches besetting two Dreamliners recently acquired by the company.

    "Due to a problem with the hydraulic pump, the New York-Oslo flight landed today (Monday) four and a half hours late," Charlotte Holmbergh Jacobsson, a spokeswoman for the carrier, told AFP.

    "(The problem) also led to weight limitations. Seventy passengers were denied boarding and all their luggage was unloaded from the plane, which took off (Sunday) with 170 passengers," she said.

    The passengers who were left behind in New York were put up in a hotel and were expected to be sent home in two groups, to Stockholm on Tuesday and to Oslo on Wednesday, she said.

    Boeing technicians were working Monday to solve the technical problem, which also delayed by several hours the departure of a flight to Bangkok with the aircraft on the same day.

    Norwegian has ordered a total of eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners, of which two have been delivered so far, with a delay.

    Holmbergh Jacobsson said the company had not yet decided whether it would seek compensation from Boeing.

    The Dreamliner has encountered several serious difficulties since entering operation, especially with its batteries, causing the entire fleet to be grounded for about four months earlier this year.

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    Anees Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Its Bad time for Dreamliner ......:undecided:
     
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    People should stop dreaming and get real :troll:
     
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