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Norwegian's CEO held 'good meetings' with Boeing regarding MAX

FILE PHOTO: Bjoern Kjos, CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, attends a news conference in Oslo, Norway January 29, 2019. NTB Scanpix/Heiko Junge via REUTERS

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian Air, a major client of Boeing, has had positive meetings with the U.S. planemaker regarding the grounding of its MAX planes after an Ethiopian Airlines crash last month, the airline's chief executive said on Wednesday.

"We have had some good meetings with Boeing today discussing the grounding of the MAX and how we can manoeuvre (sic) through this difficult situation," CEO Bjoern Kjos said in a tweet.

Norwegian, which has eighteen 737 MAX 8 planes in its fleet and is scheduled to take delivery of dozens more in the coming months and years, said last month it would seek compensation from Boeing over the grounding.

Kjos did not say on Wednesday whether any compensation had been discussed or agreed.


(Reporting by Gwladys Fouche and Terje Solsvik; Editing by Jan Harvey)