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Grounded Norwegian Air Boeing 787-8 could return to short haul service later this week

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Norwegian Air said its grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliner could return to short haul service later this week and is so confident in the aircraft it will probably order more. The airline’s chief executive Bjorn Kjos said the 787 was a better aircraft than advertised but Boeing was unprepared to cope with its teething problems. Other budget airlines will flock to it once the jet’s reliability is improved because it has performed so well the business case for long haul flights is better than expected,… (airguideonline.com) עוד...

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preacher1
preacher1 3
Simply amazing what a couple of days and some $ can do to change an attitude
Derg
Roland Dent 1
I still believe someone was stealing filters off this machine and they have found the trail and jailed the culprit. A lot of these places like Norway are not blessed with the technicians we have in EUR and USA.

They have first rate techies but most of them go into maritime posts because the pay is three times higher.

The customers love the B787 and so do the techies and crews. As usually it is the MBA set who have no made provison to incorporate the model into the fleet.

Most of them are clueless about what it takes to keep an airliner running. A lot of them cannot tell if a machine is an Airbus or a Boeing.

God help us all.
TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 3
>> A lot of these places like Norway are not blessed with the technicians we have in EUR and USA.

Norway is not in Europe?
Derg
Roland Dent 1
Torsten: my error, yes. Specifically it is peripheral Europe. It has excellent defence systems and is a key player in NATO. When it comes to civil aviation they are insular. Unlike the UK Norway does not welcome foreigners so the pool of engineers it has is small. The technicians it does have are very good but are in big demand. One example is avionics. An avionic trained engineer can earn many times more in the maritime industry. The Norweigians are blessed with oil and gas revenues from the N Sea. They are not short of money but they hang on to it very tightly.
PERFUMES
PERFUMES 1
Norway is on the 12th floor, your elevator only goes to the 6th.
Derg
Roland Dent 0
One thing is for sure. NATO on this side of the pond can protect our sky scrapers. Damn site better than your side of the deal did on 9/11. You are locked and foxed. Sionara.
preacher1
preacher1 1
You are getting confused old man.lol. The filter stealing was on LOT. This was a separate issue
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
You're sure they're not missing from this one too? Who checked?
Derg
Roland Dent 1
HaHa we joke around a little on here Joel. In my personal view I still believe somewhere at some point those filters were stolen. That's just my personal opinion.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
So you discount the theory about an airbus mole?
Derg
Roland Dent 1
Haha...yup..totally..haha
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
I think we just caught the culprit
Derg
Roland Dent 1
OK Wise Guy LOL. These thieves are very resourceful and organised. But yes I am getting on a bit. The 787 is such a beautiful and well loved machine..I wish I knew who was stealing the filters.
preacher1
preacher1 2
Slow down and I'll catch up to. I'm not that far back down the road. LOL
Derg
Roland Dent 1
You know what .. me and you should set up a company looking into aircarft part theft and forged parts. Seriously....my email is dergrossen@aol.com
I don't have any current tickets ar security passes but I am known to the alphabet services..in a good way of course. I help 'em out when I can.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
Not far back??? Your headlights are in the mirrors...
Derg
Roland Dent 1
Now just read this. This guy runs Norwegian. "“I believe that the 787 is an incredibly good aircraft,” Kjos said in an interview. “It’s even better on performance than we anticipated, the fuel burn is lower.” ”I feel we have been extra unlucky,” he said.

Do you not get the impression that this guy writes scripts and has the mentality of your average Sesame Street fan?

Where do they dig these guys up from? I get the impression he regards capital investments as a speculative pass time as on a trip to Vegas. The sales guys at Boeing, along with the customer support teams, must at times, be banging their heads agin a wall.
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 1
The 787 is overdelivering on fuel burn performance, based on numbers promised by Boeing sales. That's good.

Unlucky was referring to Norwegian getting a plane wiry what he considers more than expected new plane teething problems. Since Norwegian elected to pay for the Gold Care, they expect a higher level of service from Boeing in dealing with maintenance, especially when much of it is new plane issues.

Unlucky means that all 787s are not horrible. But rather that Norwegian just got a bad one or two.

The numbers on fuel burn are so good that Norwegian can't wait to be flying a larger fleet of them as soon as possible. They just don't want to have to pay for the new plane issues.
Derg
Roland Dent 1
Thanks for that Photo, I can see how the situation came about.

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