Out for a major order: The low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle withdraws all orders from Boeing and wants to sue the troubled US manufacturer for damages. The airline said a total of 97 planes, including 92 737 Max crisis jets and five 787 "Dreamliner" long-haul aircraft. The planes are worth a total of $ 10.6 billion at list prices. However, significant discounts are common for large orders.
According to its own statements, Norwegian suffered significant losses due to the flight bans for Boeing's 737 Max that were imposed in March 2019 following two crashes. Since then, Boeing has not been allowed to deliver the machines to customers.
Talks withwould not have led to an agreement with reasonable compensation, the message said. There were also problems with 787 machines that would have resulted in unscheduled maintenance. Therefore, they want to sue for the damage and advance payments that have been made.
Boeing launches 737 Max certification flights
Boeing initially did not comment on the announcement. Actually, the stricken– Rivals on Monday finally had reason to be happy again: The Boeing Field near Seattle successfully hosted the first of a series of decisive 737-Max certification flights, 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. Further certification flights are planned in the coming days.