Tag: Norway

Norwegian Reveals Its Biggest Ever Year of Growth in 2018

Low-cost airline Norwegian reveals its plans for 2018 as the award-winning carrier’s rapid expansion will take the airline to new heights. Norwegian will build upon its growth by launching new long-haul routes – including its first service to South America, introducing a new enhanced Premium cabin and inflight Wi-Fi to new long-haul aircraft. Norwegian will […]

New Agreement Between SAS And The Norwegian Pilot Associations

SAS has now reached new agreements with the two Norwegian pilot associations NSF and SNF. The three-year agreement is in line with the agreements recently signed with the Swedish and Danish pilot associations and contains a common ambition to create a long-term profitable SAS. We are pleased that we have now reached new agreements and […]

SAS Faces Norwegian Pilot Strike

Pilots working for Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) in Norway have rejected a pay offer and called for strike action, just days after the airline sealed an agreement with its Danish flight-deck crews. SAS was facing a strike among its Danish crews, represented by the DPF union, but the planned walkout on Sept. 11 was called off […]

Norwegian Focuses on Mid-Size US Cities for New Atlantic Services

Low-cost carrier Norwegian is planning to open up transatlantic services from several mid-sized US cities that do not have European flights, the airline’s CEO said. Speaking to ATW in London, Bjorn Kjos said that the airline’s planned Airbus A321neoLR long-range variants would give it the capability to serve medium-sized US airports. They would also allow […]

Norwegian Reports 2016 Net Profit of More than NOK1.1bn

Global expansion driven by new routes, high load factors and continued fleet renewal, contributed to Norwegian’s best ever annual result, with a net profit of NOK1,135m (£109m). Operating profit (EBIT) was NOK1,820m. The results are influenced by Norwegian’s international growth, particularly on intercontinental routes, as well as increased presence in the UK and Spain. The […]

Norway’s Widerøe to Be the E190-E2 Launch Operator

Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, will be the first airline in the world to receive the brand-new E190-E2 jet, the first member of the E-Jets E2, the second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft. As the launch operator of the model, Widerøe will receive their first aircraft in the first half […]

EASA Lifts Temporary Flight Suspension of Super Puma Helicopters

On 7 October 2016 the decision to lift the temporary flight suspension of the Super Puma EC225 LP and AS332 L2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters put in place on 2 June 2016 following the crash of an EC225 LP helicopter in Norway on 29 April 2016. The set of very stringent protective measures which enable […]

EASA Issues Emergency AD for Airbus Helicopters H225

Following the fatal crash of an Airbus Helicopters H225 in Norway on Friday, the EASA has issued an emergency AD for the EC225LP/H225, requiring inspections of three suspension bars (lift struts) located around the main rotor assembly before any further flight. The chip detectors of the main gearbox, as well as the oil filter, also […]

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. The dying patient urgently needed a special lung and heart procedure called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, but the hospital in the town of Bodø in central Norway had neither the equipment nor the […]

Airbus Approves CAE H225 Simulator in Norway

The helicopter training centre run by CAE in Norway has been awarded as an Airbus Helicopters approved simulation centre for H225 recurrent training. To maintain this approval going forward, CAE must adhere to a schedule of audits and regular monitoring. CAE is the first independent simulation training provider to receive this distinction. Nick Leontidis, group […]