Norwegian airline seeks compensation from Boeing after grounding 18 Max 737 jets

Norwegian airline seeks compensation from Boeing after grounding 18 Max 737 jets

- Following Sunday's crash, Norwegian Air Shuttles has grounded its fleet of 737 MAX 8 aircraft numbering 18

- The carrier spokeswoman said it would demand compensation from Boeing company

- There has been global concern over Boeing jets' safety after a crash in Addis Ababa which killed 149 passengers and eight crew members

Norwegian Air Shuttles said it will demand compensation from Boeing company, the aircraft maker, after grounding its fleet of 737 MAX 8 aircraft numbering 18.

Speaking on Wednesday, March 13, in a reaction to the plane crash disaster involving Ethiopian Boeing jet, the carrier spokeswoman Tonje Naess said the Oslo-based airline "should not have any financial burden for a brand new aircraft that will not to be used,'' Fox News reports.

Legit.ng recalls that the March 10 plane crash, which occurred in Addis Ababa less than ten minutes after taking off killed all the 149 passengers together with the eight crew members on board.

An Ethiopian Airlines spokesman had also said the "black box" from the crashed Boeing jet will be sent overseas for analysis.

Norwegian airline seeks compensation from Boeing after grounding 737 Max 8s

Remnants of the Ethiopian Max 737 Boeing jet after crashing on Monday
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With concern still growing over the safety of the aircraft, Norwegian Air Shuttles, on Tuesday, March 13, grounded its 18 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft on recommendation from European aviation authorities.

It subsequently demanded compensation from the US aircraft maker, Boeing, for the financial burden the decision has caused.

As it stands, much of the world, including the entire European Union, grounded the Boeing jetliner involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash or banned it from their airspace.

Countries including China, Mexico, Brazil and South Africa have also grounded their fleet of the jetliner, leaving the United States and India as one of the few remaining operators of the plane.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that with global concern still growing about the safety of Boeing Max 737 jet following the crash disaster involving Ethiopian airline, the US maker of the airplane had issued a statement to express confidence on its operation.

Boeing, in a statement made on its official website on Tuesday, March 12, said it was saddened by the plane crash incident in Addis Ababa, which killed 149 and eight crew members less than ten minute it took off.

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