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Doubling the service life of De Havilland Canada Dash 8-100 aircraft - ESP PLUS

The largest regional airline in Scandinavia, Widerøe of Norway has signed an agreement to incorporate De Havilland Canada Extended Service Program PLUS on ten Dash 8-100 aircraft operated by Widerøe's Flyveselskap AS. Widerøe has also booked ESP PLUS options for another ten Dash 8-100 aircraft. Under the ESP PLUS agree...

Ready for take-off: Norse Atlantic Airways received AOC

The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority today issued an air operator’s certificate (AOC) to Norse Atlantic Airways. The new airline is on track to start transatlantic flights in spring 2022.   “We would like to thank Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority for a constructive and professional process. We are no...

More maintenance solutions in Norway with new Bell authorized maintenance center

Bell Textron Inc. appointed a new Authorized Maintenance Center in Norway. Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services (KAMS) based in Kjeller, Norway will provide aircraft maintenance for the fleet of 18 Bell 412s, operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force. “We are thrilled to include KAMS in Bell’s AMC network,” said Duncan Van De Velde, managing director, Commerc...

Grand Opening of 525 Experience Center in Norway

Bell unveiled today its new 525 Experience Center at the Stavanger Airport in Norway. The center is an innovative space designed to showcase the Bell 525 capabilities for customers in Norway who perform missions in oil and gas, search and rescue, and military operations.“Norway is a key market for Bell, and we are proud to establish our presence here,” said Patrick Moulay, senior...

The Arctic Elephant: Aviator de-icing operations in Tromsø

The land above the Arctic Circle is an attractive destination for visitors from all over the globe. Tromsø, Norway, is famed for its midnight sun and the northern lights. These unique natural phenomenon attract adventurers from around the globe, seeking the challenges that the arctic offers and exploring the region’s scenic landscape of rugged coastlines, deep fjords, and towering mou...

Norwegian appreciates support from the Norwegian Government

Norwegian announced that the government of Norway has decided to support and contribute to the airline’s funding of new capital, pending certain conditions. This move significantly increases Norwegian’s chances of working through the crisis caused by the pandemic and to position itself as a key player within Norwegian and European aviation. “On behalf of everyone at Norwegian,...

How Air Alliance Medflight transports corona patients all over the world

Air Alliance Medflight experiences massive demand for safe transport of severely ill Covid-19 patients. Inside their jets is the isolation and transport system, EpiShuttle. Through both sandstorms and looming thunder, severely ill patients have been safely transported all over the world. Since Air Alliance Medflight procured EpiShuttle, the company has completed more than 30 flights to almost...

Norwegian initiates a reorganization plan with its daughter companies

Following the government of Norway’s decision to withhold further support from the airline, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has decided to initiate an examinership process in Ireland relating to its subsidiary Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI), its wholly-owned asset company Arctic Aviation Assets DAC (AAA) and some of AAA’s subsidiaries; Norwegian...

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...