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Monday, September 9, 2013

Norwegian Air 787s Return to Service Following Technical Problems

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Norwegian Air Shuttle is returning its Boeing 787 Dreamliners to service after encountering additional issues with the aircraft over the weekend. 
(Norwegian Air Shuttle 787 Dreamliner. Photo, courtesy of Norwegian Air Shuttle.)
On Saturday a Norwegian 787 had problems getting enough electricity, forcing the airline to complete a flight from Oslo to Bangkok with a leased Airbus aircraft. The carrier has since fixed the power supply problems, according to a statement released by Boeing via email. 
The electrical problem occurred after Norwegian was forced to keep its other 787 grounded for most of the week due to a technical problem with a power unit for the braking system. Boeing worked with the airline to replace the brake power unit and the aircraft was able to return to service on Friday. 
In addition to the two Dreamliners currently featured in its commercial fleet, Norwegian has another six on order from Boeing. 
Earlier this year, the worldwide fleet of 787s was grounded due to an overheating problem with the aircraft's lithium ion battery system. 
Prior to the issues last week, Norwegian had not reported any problems with its 787s since  receiving its first Dreamliner in June. 


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