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Old Feb 12, 19, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by GFrye View Post
I wasn't referring to the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 blade cracking problems, which were first discovered by ANA in 2016.

I was referring to the problems they experienced before, during, and immediately after their longhaul launch.
The first two 787s were initially supposed to be delivered in 2012, but the delivery of the first aircraft was pushed to April 2013 and was then delayed because Boeing halted deliveries in January 2013 until the battery problems had been worked out. That forced Norwegian to wet lease replacement aircraft in order to start their longhaul service in May 2013, and they then had to continue wet leasing replacement aircraft when their two 787s were grounded shortly after delivery in 2013 because of multiple electrical and hydraulic issues.

September, 2013, article:

And the problems persisted into 2015 (June 2015 article):
Thanks; I didn't realize that Norwegian had been operating the 787 that long.
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