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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...

Norwegian finalize Pre-Delivery Payment Financing for fifty Airbus 320 NEO

Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd (AAA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA(Norwegian), has arranged for pre-delivery payment financing (PDP) of fifty Airbus 320 Neo aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2016 to 2019. The facility that covers PDP financing for deliveries until the end of 2019 is structured as a revolving credit facility. ‘These deliveries in the n...

Norwegian Operator Forms Weather Camera Network

Helicopter EMS operator Norsk Luftambulanse is installing a network of cameras in Norway to gather remote weather information, mainly about visibility, with the aim of dispatching easier and safer missions along a fog-free route and landings using GPS approaches. Each sensing unit comprises three cameras–looking in three different directions–a thermometer and an...

AirAsia a perfect match for us - Norwegian CEO Kjos

Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) founder and CEO Bjørn Kjos says Malaysian LCC brand AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) would be a "perfect match" for his airline. According to Norway's Dagens Næringsliv, Kjos said the two budget carriers could compliment each other's operations with Norwegian's European traffic feeding into AirAsia's Asian operations and vi...

Long-haul growth drives record passenger figures at Norwegian

Europe’s third largest low-cost airline Norwegian has reported its highest ever passenger figures in a single year - with nearly 26 million passengers in 2015 and a load factor of 86 per cent. The airline’s busiest ever year in the UK and increased long-haul operations both contributed considerably to the growth, with increased passenger numbers, more new aircraft and high load fact...

Norwegian Retires the Boeing 737-300 on Its Final Flight from the UK

Norwegian Air Shuttle, Europe's third largest low-cost carrier, flew its last Boeing 737-300 from Lasham in the UK to the small town of Bodo in Northern Norway. With all of Norwegian's Boeing 737-300s no longer in operation, the airline's fleet now has an average age of 3.6 years making it one of the most modern and environmentally friendly in Europe. Norwegian has given the reti...