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Kongsberg and Leonardo sign agreements for NH-90 and AW101 helicopters

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) and Leonardo signed a set of agreements related to Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of dynamic components (including various gear boxes) for the NH-90 and the AW101 helicopters. With the signing of these agreements, KONGSBERG will provide the MRO of dynamic components for a fleet of over 100 designated helicopters flying in Norway, Sweden, Fin...

Norwegian Air Says It Backs Unions

Both Norwegian Air Shuttle and the Association of Flight Attendants say they back the right of the carrier’s U.S. based flight attendants to vote for union representation. The Norwegian airline and the largest flight attendant union don’t agree on much else. AFA says anti-union Norwegian opposed the right of its U.S.-based flight attendants to be represented by a union, the Norwe...

Her story: Aga Tone, female pilot with Norway's Nor Aviation

On May 30, 2016, Norwegian aerial work and passenger transport provider Nor Aviation received its third H125 in Marignane, France. On the occasion of the delivery, female flight operations manager and pilot Aga Tone sat down to chat with Airbus Helicopters about her experience as a woman in the helicopter world. What led you to become a helicopter pilot? My father was an avionics technic...

Norwegian lands at new UK headquarters

Low-cost airline Norwegian has taken another significant step in its huge UK expansion by opening its new UK headquarters by London Gatwick Airport which is at the heart of the airline’s UK operation. Norwegian’s new office is the airline’s first permanent workspace outside of Norway and home to Norwegian staff based in the UK. Key staff in flight operations, training, technic...

Investigators determine likely cause of Norwegian H225 crash

The Accident Investigation Board of Norway (AIBN) has determined the fatal crash of Airbus Helicopters H225 (EC225LP), LN-OJF, on April 29 near Turoy, Norway, was most likely caused by a fatigue fracture in one of the eight second stage planet gears inside the twin-engine helicopter’s main gearbox (MGB). The AIBN’s most recent preliminary report which it released on June 28, its fou...

Norsk Titanium Announces Close of $25 Million Funding Round

Norsk Titanium AS, the world’s pioneering supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components today announced the successful close of its Q2 2016 funding round. Minneapolis-based investment bank Piper Jaffray led the round for Norsk Titanium to secure investment from institutional and strategic investors to provide financing for a rapidly expanding customer...

Norwegian introduces its cheapest ever long-haul fare

Low-cost airline Norwegian has introduced its lowest ever fare from London Gatwick to the US at £135. The new reduced fare is now available on all direct flights to Boston from February 2017 giving travellers seeking a winter city break even more affordable access to the US. Norwegian currently serves eight US cities on its award winning long-haul flights direct from Gatwick with the lowe...

Norwegian launches new low-cost route from Edinburgh to Barcelona this week

Low-cost airline Norwegian continues its UK expansion this week with the launch of its newest route from Edinburgh to the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona with fares from £34.90. From 15 June, Norwegian’s brand new twice weekly flights to Barcelona take off, departing on Wednesdays and Saturdays offering passengers an ideal schedule for a short summer getaway. More than 15,000 seats a...

CHC helicopter makes unscheduled landing on oil platform off Norway

A CHC-operated Sikorsky S-92 helicopter with 16 people onboard was forced to make an unscheduled landing on an oil platform off Norway on Friday, a rescue official said. The incident comes just over a month after an Airbus H225 Super Puma helicopter operated by the same company crashed, killing all 13 people on board as the main rotor blades separated from the aircraft. Norway's Civil Av...

Norway bans all use of Airbus Super Puma helicopter

Norway's Civil Aviation Authority has extended its ban on the use of Airbus H225 Super Puma Helicopters in Norway to include search and rescue missions, the agency said in a statement on Thursday. The ban, which also includes an older version of the aircraft, follows the discovery of metal fatigue in the gear box of a Super Puma helicopter that crashed in Norway on April 29, killing all 13...

AW101 Norwegian all-weather SAR helicopter unveiled

Minister of Justice and Public Security, Anders Anundsen, said “This roll out ceremony marks the accomplishment of a very important milestone. The helicopter that will be an important and crucial resource for the Norwegian rescue service is now complete and ready for testing. I am very pleased with the effort made by Leonardo Helicopters so far.” Daniele Romiti, Managing Director, L...

Airbus Helicopters denies gearbox may have caused Norway crash

Airbus Helicopters has acted to allay concerns over the safety of its Super Puma aircraft after Norwegian investigators declined to rule out a repetition of past gearbox problems being the cause of a crash that killed 11 oil workers and two pilots. Norway's accident investigation authority AIBN said in a preliminary report on Friday that it was examining three possible causes for the April...