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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...

FlyViking AS selects AeroCRS reservation system

AeroCRS is pleased to welcome FlyViking AS as one of its new airline customers. FlyViking AS, a new startup airline from Norway, started domestic flights operations on regular basis at March 27th to several destinations in north Norway such as Hammerfest, Bodø, Svolvaer and more, in a later stage will have also flights to northwest Russia using a fleet of several DHC-8 aircraft’s...

Norwegian to launch new low-cost flights to Seattle and Denver

- London Gatwick’s only direct flights to Seattle and Denver starting from September with fares from £199 - Seattle and Denver routes return to Gatwick after more than 10 years Norwegian is continuing its transatlantic expansion by launching two new routes from London Gatwick to Seattle and Denver on sale now from £199 at www.norwegian.com/uk More than 125,000 seats are av...

Norwegian expands summer 2017 flights at Edinburgh

Low-cost airline Norwegian has put on sale an increased number of low-cost flights from Edinburgh this summer including the return of its newest route to Barcelona from £34.90. Norwegian is placing the Scottish capital at the centre of its rapid UK growth and ahead of planned transatlantic flights to the USA to be announced in the coming weeks, the airline is also expanding its...

Norwegian to create more than 130 jobs in Scotland ahead of plans for continued expansion at Edinburgh Airport

Low-cost airline Norwegian has announced it will be creating more than 130 crew and pilot jobs in Scotland as it prepares for continued growth at Edinburgh Airport in 2017. Norwegian began flying from Edinburgh in 2009 and has now flown over 1.1 million passengers with services to six European destinations. With a range of new aircraft being delivered in 2017, including the brand new Boeing 737...