The Norwegian low-cost carrier has been forced to ground one of its two operational Dreamliners following a fault with the aircraft’s power distribution system.

Flight DY201 Grounding

Aircraft EI-LNA operating Flight DY7201 had been due to fly from Oslo to Bangkok on Saturday 7 August but after waiting 24 hours the passengers eventually made the journey on a chartered aircraft.

EI-LNA Norwegian787-8 Dreamliner
EI-LNA Norwegian787-8 Dreamliner – photo © Brian McFadden –

Boeing Lithium Battery Problems

The latest fault is reported to be unrelated to the Lithium battery problems that grounded the entire 787 fleet earlier this year.

The electrical issue is likely to cause further scheduling problems to Norwegian Air Shuttle as their only other 787 (EI-LNB) was delayed into service because of  a brake fault.  This aircraft is the second of eight that have been ordered by the airline and spent most of the last week on the ground whilst the brake fault was resolved.

Boeing has so far delivered 83 Dreamliners to a total of 10 airlines.

787 Dreamliner Event Timeline

EI-LNA aircraft details

The tail fin of EI-LNA commemorates Sonja Henie, a Norwegian Olympian.

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