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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...

Expansion in Scandinavia: new Magnetic MRO line maintenance station in Norway

Magnetic MRO, a global provider of Total Technical Care for aircraft operators and lessors, announced the launch of a new line maintenance station at Ørland International Airport (OLA), Norway. The new station will support Saab 340 aircraft, operated by a Scandinavian airline Air Leap. “We are delighted to re-start our Saab 340 line maintenance support on a daily basis. With a new...

Routes Europe 2020 to be held in Bergen, Norway

At a press conference* held today in Bergen, Norway, senior decision makers from Routes and Avinor announced that the 15th European route development forum will be held in the city in 2020.  Having successfully bid to host the event, airport operator Avinor and their partners will be bringing Routes Europe to Norway for the first time. As the main stage for Europe’s leading airl...

Air BP invests in new fuelling infrastructure to supply Bergen Airport, Norway

Air BP has invested in upgrades to its fuel infrastructure at Dolvik terminal in Norway.  The newly upgraded terminal, which has the capacity to store eight million litres of aviation fuel, will deliver Jet A-1 via pipeline to Norway’s second largest airport, Bergen. The investment will result in a more efficient, lower carbon fuel supply for customers. Air BP, the inte...

Leonardo: the opening of a new AW101 & NH90 helicopter transmission MRO & test facility

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, under agreements with Leonardo, has opened a new AW101 and NH90 helicopter transmission Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) and multipurpose test facility in Norway  The new facility expands the availability of MRO and test services for the growing number of AW101 and NH90 helicopters in service  The 25 year agreement with Kongsberg Defence...

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...