More Boeing 787 Woes: LOT’s Forced Landing In Iceland & Norwegian’s Grounded Plane

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There were more bad Boeing 787 news when I turned Bloomberg on this morning. Seems that the reliability of these planes is not getting any better after all the earlier incidents this year.

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You can read more about the LOT incident on Reuters article here and about the Norwegian incident on WSJ piece here.

LOT 787 Lands In Iceland

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LOT 787 was forced to land in Iceland after Norway refused the clearance of the flight to its airspace after inoperative antenna that identifies the airplane.

Norwegian Grounds 787

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Norwegian grounded one if its two Dreamliners after multiple problems with the plane. Boeing is handling the maintenance and the spare parts for the plane. These tasks are normally handled by the airline itself.  Norwegian has leased one Airbus plane white waiting for Boeing to fix the 787.

Conclusion

It is not uncommon to have teething problems with new plane type. But what these all airlines were thinking by implementing the plane to their fleets this early?

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