On 21st February, the Seattle Times says that a Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737 Max made an emergency landing on 14th December in Shiraz in Iran after developing engine problems while en route from Dubai to Oslo.  The plane has been grounded ever since as Norwegian, Boeing and others navigate through the US sanctions on Iran.  The passengers were flown out the next day, but the stricken plane has been grounded, though Norwegian Air initially imagined it would be a straightforward matter to fly in the needed parts.  The airline found itself seeking help from OFAC in the middle of the federal government shutdown.  Boeing has now received a licence from OFAC to assist with the repair, and GEC, the US partner in engine maker CFM International, will also have needed to obtain permission to ship the replacement powerplant.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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