Norwegian has finally recovered one of its state of the art Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, that spent the last two months in Iran since emergency landing in December 2018.
The aircraft took off from Shiraz (SYZ) in Iran, where it has been for the past two months, and landed at Stockholm (ARN), Sweden on February 22, 2019, flightradar24.com data indicates.
The Boeing 737 MAX aircraft got ‘stuck’ in Iran on December 14, 2018. En route from Dubai (the U.A.E.) to Oslo (Norway) it had to perform and unscheduled landing in the city of Shiraz due to engine problems.
It had 192 passengers and crew on board, who are believed to have returned to Oslo the following day on a replacement aircraft.
The 737 MAX 8, on another hand, remained stored at the Shiraz International Airport awaiting repair. However, the engineers who arrived for the mission were unable to repair the brand-new plane due to lack of spare parts, a situation made difficult by international sanctions, which bar the budget airline from sending the required U.S.-made parts to Iran.
At the time of the incident, the 737 was six weeks old (delivered to Norwegian on October 29, 2018, according to Planespotters.net information).