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Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Norway Reports Brake Problem

Paul Ausick

A Norwegian airlines revealed on Thursday that a newly delivered 787 Dreamliner from Boeing Co. (BA) has been parked at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport since Monday as a result of a potential problem with the aircraft’s brakes. Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has ordered total of eight Dreamliners.

The airlines told The Wall Street Journal that technicians were working on the problem and “we hope it will be up in the air pretty soon.” An airlines spokesperson said the company has “full confidence” in the Dreamliner and will not change its plans to acquire the new planes.

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The Dreamliner has been plagued with a number of issues since its first delivery more than a year ago. The plane’s composite body panels had a separation problem and battery issues have led to overheating and fires. This is the first reported problem with the aircraft’s brakes.

Boeing’s shares closed on Wednesday at $106.37 and are inactive in premarket trading so far Thursday morning. The stock’s 52-week range is $69.03 to $109.49.

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