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Norway’s Widerøe completes first revenue flight of an Embraer E190-E2

Widerøe, Scandinavia’s largest regional airline, completed the first scheduled passenger flight of an Embraer E190-E2 this morning. The aircraft, registered LN-WEA and operating as flight WF622, departed Bergen Airport at 7:56 AM and arrived at Tromsø Airport at 9:39 AM local time. The flight was sold out. Today’s flight marks the official entry into service of the fi...

Norway’s Widerøe Receives World’s First Embraer E190-E2 Jet

Embraer and Widerøe, Scandinavia’s largest regional airline, celebrated the delivery of the manufacturer’s first production E190-E2 today at a ceremony at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos. The Norwegian airline will start flying the new aircraft on domestic routes later this month. The E190-E2 is the first of three new-generation aircraft seating...

Norwegian CEO: "The UK will be at the heart of our continued global expansion"

Airline CEO Bjorn Kjos states intentions to grow long-haul flights from UK to more underserved destinations UK will be first to experience new enhancements to long-haul passenger experience New routes, more frequency and newest Dreamliners to be London Gatwick-based Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos today delivered an address in London to outline his global expansion plans for the world’s...

Norwegian reports record high year-end traffic figures: Carried over 33 million passengers in 2017

Norwegian reported its highest ever passenger figures in a single year with more than 33 million passengers and a load factor of 87.5 per cent in 2017. The launch of 54 new routes and a substantial increase of intercontinental traffic contributed considerably to the growth. Passenger growth, more new aircraft and high load factors characterized 2017. The company carried more than 33.15 million...

Leonardo starts delivery of 16 AW101 Norwegian all-weather SAR helicopters

First of 16 AW101 helicopters delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security for its All-Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter programme The AW101s will be operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force and replace the Sea King helicopters currently in service The Leonardo AW101 is the most advanced SAR helicopter available today – capable of performing long range SAR...

Textron Aviation inks order for 11 aircraft to support air ambulance missions in Norway

Textron Aviation has secured a fleet order from Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance for 11 aircraft, including the first medevac-configured Cessna Citation Latitude midsize jet and 10 Beechcraft King Air 250 turboprops.  The aircraft will support Babcock’s contract with Air Ambulance Services of Norway to provide communities across Norway with vital air ambulance...

Heli-One Norway Adds Airbus AS350 Blade Repair Capability

Heli-One Norway, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has added Airbus AS350 blades to their repair and overhaul capabilities. This repair capability gives AS350 operators in the UK and Norway another blade repair option in a fully licensed and OEM-approved facility with short delivery times. Heli-One Norway recently opened a new state-of-the-art bl...

Air BP announces third biojet-supplied location at Bergen Airport, Norway

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, is now offering commercial jet biofuel (biojet) to customers at Bergen airport in Norway (BGO/ENBR). The first batch was delivered to the airport on 16 August. This follows Air BP’s successful introduction of biojet at Halmstad airport in Sweden in June 2017 and at Oslo airport in Norway in January 2016. As with Oslo,...

Norwegian reports record high passenger figures and high load factors in July

Norwegian marked another milestone in July, as the company carried more than 3.3 million passengers in a single month. The total number of passengers increased by 15 per cent compared to the same month last year. The load factor was 94 per cent. Norwegian carried 3,358,565 passengers in July, an increase of 15 per cent compared to the same month last year. The total traffic growth (RPK) increas...

Norwegian reports a pre-tax result of 861 million NOK (£80.5m) and a high load factor

Norwegian (NAS) reported its second quarter results for 2017. The pre-tax result (EBT) was 861 million NOK (£80.5 million). This is slightly down from last year’s result, mainly due to higher oil prices and the air passenger tax implemented by the government in Norway last year. The overall performance was positive in all of Norwegian’s main markets during the second quarter....

Leonardo's AW101 Norway Training Centre Opens

The opening of the AW101 Norway Training Centre expands Leonardo’s network of regional training centres.  The facility houses a new AW101 Full Flight Simulator and other advanced training devices for both pilot and rear crew training.  The simulator will be used for the training of Norwegian AW101 pilots and other AW101 customers. Leonardo announced the official op...

New Avinor Oslo Airport officially open

The new Oslo Airport was officially opened, courtesy of Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik-Olsen. Norway’s main airport opened within budget and on time. The increased capacity is at approx. 32 million passengers annually. Representatives from the government, Norwegian aviation authorities and other specially invited guests were gathered today for the official ceremony...