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First ever five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter received by Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. This new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission helicopter, increasing the useful load by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity, and connectivity. It received certification from the European...

Helitrans accepts first helicopters under e-delivery process

Helitrans of Norway has become the first customer to take delivery of new Airbus helicopters using the e-Delivery process devised to enable deliveries while ensuring compliance with COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. Trondheim-based Helitrans formally accepted the latest two H125s into its fleet following a series of actions that allowed all the requirements of the normal process to be me...

Norwegian: recapitalization finalized and state aid secured

Norwegian confirms that the restructuring is completed and that the state loan guarantee of in total NOK 3 billion has been approved. The company has now converted NOK 12.7 billion of debt to equity and laid a solid foundation for the future, although the next months will remain challenging. “I want to thank everyone who has supported the company during this unprecedented crisis that has...

Norwegian pilot and cabin crew companies in Sweden and Denmark file for bankruptcy

Due to the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) most countries have advised against or have banned non-essential travel. The closure of borders and quarantine restrictions has effectively brought the entire airline industry to a halt. Consequently, almost all of Norwegian’s flight operations have been cancelled, while the costs for air crew remain. The pilots and cabin crew in Scandi...

Aero Norway $1.5 million investment in state-of-the-art high speed grinder

Aero Norway has invested $1.5 million in a new state-of-the-art high speed grinder sustaining its position as a leading full service engine MRO. The purchase of this specialist machine will ensure stable and efficient turn-around times are maintained and that the services Aero Norway’s customers are being offered remain at the forefront of engine MRO technology capabilities. The...

Norwegian fulfils criteria for initial NOK 300 million in guarantee from the Norwegian Government

Reference is made to the press release by the Norwegian Government on 19 March 2020 regarding the financial measures to support the Norwegian airline industry and the subsequent stock exchange notice from Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (the “Company” or “Norwegian”). Norwegian is pleased to announce that two Nordic banks have obtained credit committee approval to provide a gu...

Norwegian achieves cost-reduction target

Norwegian reported its full year and fourth quarter 2019 results. Year on year, unit revenue increased in nine consecutive months, driven by maturing routes and the optimization of Norwegian's global route network. The punctuality has improved considerably during the past six quarters, and in the fourth quarter 2019 it was up 3.1 percentage points to 82.6 percent. Figures were negatively im...

Great 2019 for Norwegian - higher unit revenue, better on-time performance and lower CO2-emissions

Norwegian’s traffic figures for 2019 show that the company is delivering on its strategy of moving from growth to profitability. The planned capacity reduction and optimization of the route network have had a positive impact on the figures. In 2019, the capacity, in terms of seat kilometer, was 1 percent higher than the previous year; a little over the previously announced zero growth. More...

Special Mission DA42 MPP completed intensive demo campaign in Norway

For the specific mission requirements at the Andoya Space Center, the DA42 MPP was equipped with a Trakka TC-300 EO/IR camera combined with a Viasat Enerlinks III HD Line-of-Sight Data Link. During various mission scenarios, including but not limited to maritime surveillance and range clearance missions, at day and night, the DA42MPP demonstrated its capacity in searching, locating and identifying...

Zero-emissions aviation research programme launched by Rolls-Royce and Widerøe

Is it possible, a Zero-emissions aviation? A joint research programm was launched by Rolls-Royce and Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia. The programme is part of the airline´s ambition to replace and electrify its regional fleet of 30+ planes by 2030. The news was announced at a Clean Aerospace event at the British Embassy in Oslo Norway.  The aim...

CAE Oslo becomes the fourth CAE cadet training location in Europe

CAE is expanding its training capability in Europe with a new, fourth flight training location based in Oslo, Norway. “This expansion of our global training network will support the impressive pilot demand of airlines and operators based in the region – we estimate that there will be a need for more than 90,000 new professional pilots in Europe, Middle East, and Africa over the...

First H125s with digital logcards delivered to Norway's Helitrans

First two Airbus H125 helicopters with digital logcards were delivered to Norwegian helicopter operator Helitrans. It means that Helitrans is now the first H125 operator, able to manage the maintenance history of its aircraft components digitally. Again what it means: better data quality, time savings, and simpler processes, thereby reinforcing flight safety. These helicopters ar...