Another Dreamliner Hiccup Doesn’t Faze Boeing
Boeing (NYSE:BA) has another case of the bad news bears. Over the past few weeks, Norwegian Air Shuttle, the third-largest budget airline in Europe, has reported issues with both of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft in its fleet, which has resulted in temporary grounding.
The first was a a brake indicator issue that grounded one of the aircraft at Arlanda Airport north of Stockholm, Sweden, at the beginning of the month. Norwegian Air was forced to temporarily lease an aircraft from Boeing competitor Airbus to keep passengers moving.
The second was reported Monday. A Dreamliner scheduled to fly from Oslo, Norway, to Bangkok apparently experienced problems getting enough electricity from its power supply units and was unable to take off. Once again, Norwegian Air leased a plane from Airbus in order to move the passengers.