MIAMI — On Saturday, one of Norwegian Air Shuttle’s (NAS) three Dreamliners suffered a technical problem, and NAS grounded the aircraft in the United States. The aircraft was supposed to fly to Stockholm from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but after the technical problem was discovered, the flight was cancelled.
Norwegian Air spokeswoman Anne-Sissel Skaanvik told Reuters: “We are waiting now for spare parts from Boeing, and once they arrive the technicians are going to work on the plane.” However, she would not specify the nature of the technical problem, but she said they expect the parts to return soon.
According to NAS’ website, it appears that the aircraft will arrive in Stockholm on Wednesday, December 25.
This technical problem comes almost a week after NAS signed an agreement with MG Aviation to lease two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and NAS’ CEO calling the Dreamliner “a fantastic airplane with high passenger comfort, long range and low fuel burn.”