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Ryanair flight to Manchester evacuated in Norway

A Ryanair flight from Norway to Manchester has been evacuated before take-off over a bomb scare which police say was due to a misunderstanding. The flight was about to leave from Rygge airport near the Norwegian capital, Oslo, when it was evacuated. Two men were detained by police after their behaviour aroused suspicion but were later released. The situation was "back to normal"...

'No fatigue failure' found so far in Norway H225 crash

Investigators probing the fatal 29 April crash of an Airbus Helicopters H225 on the Norwegian coastline are continuing to dismiss pilot actions as a likely cause and also say they have so far found no evidence of "fatigue failure". In the SHT agency’s first interim report, issued 14 days after the accident, it stresses that there “are no indications that flightcr...

Search continues for missing parts from Norway helicopter crash

Norway’s SHT air accident investigation board is to resume its search for missing components from the Airbus Helicopters H225 which crashed near Bergen on 29 April. In a statement, SHT says the main focus of its search will be “for parts connected to the main gearbox”, and that this will “continue as long as required”. Preliminary information contained in an eme...

Norway helicopter crash which killed British oil worker caused by mechanical failure

The Norway helicopter crash, which killed 13 people including a British oil worker, was caused by technical failure and not human error, according to investigators. Eleven passengers and two crew were killed after the aircraft came down near the city of Bergen on Friday. British oil worker Iain Stuart, from Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire, was among those who died in the crash. Norway&rsquo...

Helicopter had to return to base twice in days before Norway crash

A helicopter that crashed in Norway, killing 13 people including a Briton, had to return to base twice in the days before the incident owing to a warning light. The Super Puma had to turn back to Bergen airport, Flesland, last Tuesday when the pilot spotted the indication light, the operator CHC Helicopter confirmed on Sunday. An aircraft part was replaced and a test flight was conducted the...

Helicopter Crashes Off Norway, Leaving No Signs of Survivors

A helicopter carrying 13 people from an oil field in the North Sea to the city of Bergen crashed on Friday off the Norwegian coast, and there were no signs of survivors. Eleven passengers and two pilots — identified as 11 Norwegians, one Briton and one Italian — were en route from the Gullfaks B oil platform of the Norwegian energy company Statoil, the company and Norwegian authorit...

Air BP introduces UL91 via new self serve automat at Kjeller Airport

International aviation fuel products and service supplier, Air BP has improved access to, and distribution of, its UL91 product in Norway by installing a self-serve automat facility at Kjeller Airport, (ENKJ). This makes Kjeller the first airport in Scandinavia to offer three Air BP fuel grades; UL91, which is certified according to ASTM D7547, Avgas 100LL and JetA1. The facility was inaugurated b...

Norwegian fighter jet helps save dying patient

Quick-thinking medical staff in Norway saved a patient’s life by calling in a fighter jet to whisk live-saving medical equipment from another hospital. They didn’t ask any questions, except for what size the machine was Dr Wetting Carlsen The dying patient urgently needed a special lung and heart procedure called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, but the hospital in the tow...

First flight for Norway's initial SAR AW101

AgustaWestland has performed the maiden flight of the first of 16 AW101 helicopters destined to perform search and rescue missions for the Norwegian justice ministry. The sortie took place on 21 March at the manufacturer’s Yeovil, UK facility, where the 15.6t rotorcraft are assembled. Deliveries of the helicopters to the justice ministry, for operation by the Royal Norwegian...

Norwegian Air Shuttle boss sees U.S. dispute going to arbitration

Norwegian Air Shuttle's dispute with U.S. regulators over its wish to fly more transatlantic routes will likely go to arbitration, the CEO of Europe's third biggest budget airline said on Thursday. Norwegian wants to fly to the United States from Ireland but its Irish subsidiary has been waiting more than two-and-a-half years for permission from the U.S. Department of Transportatio...

DOT keeps Norwegian Air in limbo

Ultra-low-cost carrier Norwegian Air is already making its imprint on transatlantic air travel. Beginning in May, the carrier will offer 29 nonstop routes from nine destinations in the U.S. and U.S. territories to London, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Bergen, Norway, often at prices that can’t be matched by the three major airline alliances’ member carriers. But even as Norwegian...

Norwegian has taken delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

Norwegian took delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner. “This marks our continued commitment to the company’s global expansion ensuring travellers across that world access to high quality flights at a low fare,” Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos said. Norwegian already operates eight 787-8s and will use its 787-9s to launch new routes across North America, South...