Norwegian Air has cancelled orders for 97 Boeing aircraft and will claim compensation for the grounding of the 737 MAX and for 787 engine troubles.
The airline cancelled 92 of the 737 MAX jets, five 787 Dreamliners and so-called GoldCare service agreements related to both aircraft.
“Norwegian has in addition filed a legal claim seeking the return of pre-delivery payments related to the aircraft and compensation for the company’s losses related to the grounding of the 737 MAX and engine issues on the 787,” the airline said.
Boeing said it was working with Norwegian on a path forward in a challenging time as it was with other operators but it would not comment on commercial discussions.
Boeing began a crucial set of flight tests of the 737 MAX in an effort to gain regulatory approval for it to return to the skies.