Norway’s F-35 deliveries steady as international tensions rise

In the evening of September 27, 2020, three Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jets reached Norway’s Ørland Airport, as the Nordic nation continues to joust with Russia over the Barents Sea....


One minute late SAS plane forces 158 passengers into quarantine

The 158 passengers on flight SK4700 between Nice, France, and Oslo, Norway, will have to isolate for ten days after losing a race against time. One minute before their arrival, Norwegian authorities marked France as a “red zone”....


Norwegian announces restart of international services

With an ever-increasing demand for air travel and intensifying competition, Norwegian has decided to ramp-up its operations as well and expand its network within Europe....


“Hibernating” Norwegian doubles losses in Q1

Unsurprisingly, the long-haul low-cost airline, Norwegian, posted a net loss in Q1 2020. The airline, which is currently in hibernation, despite a fresh round of liquidity, is still expecting  very challenging months ahead....


Norwegian secures $300 million state aid guarantee

The struggling Norwegian seemingly is seeing the first glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel, as the airline received additional liquidity. Its management, though, warns that this is not the end of the road....


How COVID-19 exacerbated Norwegian’s wrong $100 million bet

With the coronacrisis in full swing, airlines around the world are looking around on ways to save cash. And in an unexpected turn of events, Norwegian could have shot itself in the foot with a bet that has gone $100 million-wrong....


Norwegian Air Shuttles offered $276 million aid package

Norwegian Air Shuttle, including SAS and Widerøe, have received offers from the Norwegian government to receive state aid packages in the form of a state loan guarantee to improve the financial situation of the airlines and to ensure connectivity from and in Norway....


Airbus issues safety bulletin for three helicopter types

Following the crash of a helicopter that killed six people at the end of August in Norway, Airbus Helicopters issued an emergency alert service bulletin for an immediate visual inspection of recently delivered aircraft. This is the second safety bulletin issued by the helicopter manufacturer in a month....


Rolls Royce joins Widerøe’s electrical aircraft program

Rolls-Royce and Widerøe announced joining forces on a research program that ultimately strives to develop an electrical aircraft concept. Widerøe is yet another Norwegian company exploring the options of green aviation....


US, EU authorities remove wet leasing time limits

The United States, European Union, Iceland, and Norway sign an agreement, removing time constraints on aircraft wet leasing. ...