Oslo / Seattle (dpa) - It is a total of 97 aircraft, 92 737 Max crisis jets and five 787 “Dreamliner” long-haul aircraft, as Norwegian reports. The planes are worth a total of $ 10.6 billion (€ 9.4 billion) according to list prices.
However, significant discounts are common for large orders. Norwegian said it had suffered significant losses from the Boeing 737 Max flight ban in March 2019 following two crashes. Since then, Boeing has not been allowed to deliver the machines to customers. Talks with Boeing have not led to an agreement with reasonable compensation, Norwegian said. There were also problems with 787 machines, which would have led to unscheduled maintenance work. Norwegian now wants to take legal action against the damage and advance payments.
Boeing initially did not comment on the announcement. Actually, the battered Airbus rival finally had reason to be happy on Monday. The first of a series of decisive 737-Max certification flights was successfully carried out on Boeing Field near Seattle, which should lead to a re-approval of the crisis jets by the US air traffic control agency FAA. Boeing reached an important milestone, which led to strong price gains on the stock exchange. However, there are still a few more hurdles to be cleared for re-certification.
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