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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...

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...