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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...

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...