My JFK - CDG flight was delayed by 5.5 hours. In the end it was operated by Hi Fly's A380.
Norwegian has denied my EC261 claim, citing extraordinary circumstances. They claim it was caused by "mandatory checks from aviation authorities on a specific type of Rolls Royce engine, forcing us to take the scheduled aircraft out of service."
I found some excellent information in this posting:
Norwegian refuses EU delay (4.7 hours) compensation because it turned out there was nothing wrong with the aircraft
However, I am unclear if all of this applies as Norwegian mentions inspection of Rolls Royce engine. Are they trying again to use the manufacturer defect as the reason for the extraordinary circumstance? I thought these engines were replaced and aren't inspections normal anyway? Does anyone have any expert advice as to whether or not my claim would be valid. I really appreciate your input.