Norwegian Air has cancelled 97 Boeing aircraft orders and are looking to claim compensation for financial losses, related to the B737 MAX grounding and B787 engine troubles.
The low-cost carrier cancelled 92 737 MAX jet orders and five 787 Dreamliners, as well as the GoldCare service agreements related to the two types.
“Norwegian has, in addition, filed a legal claim seeking the return of pre-delivery payments related to the aircraft and compensation for the company’s losses related to the grounding of the 737 MAX and engine issues on the 787.”
The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded since March 2019, following two separate accidents which killed 346 passengers and crew. Yesterday, the FAA began the flight-test of the aircraft with the goal of re-certification in the coming weeks.
According to Reuters, Norwegian did not specify the amount they would be seeking from the claim.
Norwegian announced last week the restart of 76 routes short-haul flights across Europe, from the airline’s Scandinavian hubs. Since April the airline only operated eight aircraft, serving 13 domestic routes in Norway.