50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Norway first P-8A Poseidon performed maiden flight

Download: Printable PDF Date: 12 Aug 2021 01:49 category:
Publisher:
Norway first P-8A Poseidon performed maiden flight - Manufacturer publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Aircraft: Airplanes

The first of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft for Norway performed its maiden flight yesterday, Aug. 9. The aircraft took off at 10:03 a.m. Pacific time and flew for 2 hours, 24 minutes, reaching a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet during the flight from Renton Municipal Airport to Boeing Field in Seattle.

The first flight marks the next phase of the production cycle of this aircraft as it is moved to the Installation and Checkout facility, where mission systems will be installed and additional testing will take place before final delivery to the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) later this year.

“This inaugural flight is an important milestone for Norway, and the Boeing team remains committed to delivering the P-8 fleet to the NDMA on schedule,” said Christian Thomsen, P-8 Europe program manager. “The P-8 is a capability that will help Norway improve anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and search-and-rescue missions, in addition to fostering valuable regional collaboration and interoperability with NATO nations.”

The five P-8As will eventually replace Norway’s current fleet of six P-3 Orions and three DA-20 Jet Falcons. The Royal Norwegian Air Force currently operates its P-3s from Andoya Air Station. With the introduction of the P-8s, flight operations will move to new facilities at Evenes Air Station.

To date, Boeing has delivered 136 P-8 aircraft to the U.S. Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Indian Navy and the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. Norway is one of eight nations that have selected the P-8A as their maritime patrol aircraft, along with the United States, India, Australia, the United Kingdom, Korea, New Zealand and Germany.



Loading comments for Norway first P-8A Poseidon performed maiden flight...


Recommended

Singapore Airlines ramp up East & South East Asia network, increase A380 services to Australia

Singapore Airlines will boost frequencies to destinations across East Asia and South East Asia, resume flights to Busan, and increase Airbus A380 services to Australia during the Northern Summer opera...

Lincotek & MMB VOLUM-e join forces to enhance end-to-end additive manufacturing solutions in aerospace market

Global contract manufacturer Lincotek and MMB VOLUM-e have now formalized their relationship. In an agreement between the two companies, Lincotek will acquire a strategic stake in the French metal and...

Cathay continues to innovate with the 5th Annual Cathay Hackathon

The Cathay Hackathon 2022 was held successfully this past weekend, with 80 tech-savvy young innovators gathering at Cathay City for 24 hours to join forces and develop creative solutions designed to e...

Air France took delivery of "Angers", its twentieth A350-900

Air France continues to integrate latest-generation aircraft, with an improved economic and environmental performance, into its fleet. On 25 November 2022, the airline welcomed its twentieth...

The drones news