OSLO, Sept 23 Norwegian Air Shuttle
suffered fresh technical problems with both its Boeing
787 Dreamliners on Sunday, the airline said, in another set of
glitches to hit the new jet.
One of the planes remained grounded in Oslo on Monday due to
problems with the oxygen supply to the cockpit, according to
Norwegian Air spokeswoman Aasa Larsson.
"Technicians are working to fix the problem," she told
A valve had been repaired on the second plane on Sunday, and
the delayed flight eventually left Oslo for New York.
"It has now landed there," Larsson said.
Technical problems have forced Norwegian Air to ground the
planes several times in recent weeks, due to problems with
brakes, hydraulic pumps and power issues.
The Dreamliner was expected to be a game-changer for the
aviation industry as its use of lighter materials and new
engines promised 20 percent savings in fuel consumption.
But the programme has been troubled by delays in getting the
planes into service and setbacks including the temporary
grounding of all planes because of overheating batteries.