Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced on Wednesday that it will request a compensation to Boeing due to cancellation of flights operated by the 737 MAX model. The cancellation has taken place after the EU decision to close the airspace to this type of aircraft behind the accident of the company Ethiopian Arlines in which 157 people died.
The company will ask for a financial compensation to cover the costs and losses caused by keeping its 18 'MAX' aircraft on the ground, as announced by a company spokesman.
In a statement that Norwegian has sent to Reuters, it becomes clear that "We expect Boeing to take the bill"In addition, Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, spokesperson for the company, stressed that "We will send the total invoice to Boeing" and also added that the company "should not be penalized economically because a totally new airplane can not fly".
The reason why the European Union does not allow the overflow of European airspace is the doubts about the reliability of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, after the two accidents that this aircraft has suffered in less than six months.
The CEO of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg, said at a press conference on Monday I fully trusted the security of the 737 MAX.