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  • PICTURES: BAe 146 Atmospheric Research Aircraft sets off on three-week Arctic mission

    BAE Systems' BAe 146 Atmospheric Research Aircraft has started another tour of duty within the Arctic circle to gather...

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  • PICTURES: BAe 146 Atmospheric Research Aircraft sets off on three-week Arctic mission

    News | 19 Mar 2013 11:03 | Kate Sarsfield

    BAE Systems' BAe 146 Atmospheric Research Aircraft has started another tour of duty within the Arctic circle to gather data that will improve predictions about the region's future climate.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-BAe-146-Atmospheric-Research-Aircraft-sets-off-on-three-week-Arctic-mission-383576/
  • Norwegian to add Longyearbyen

    News | 06 Jul 2007 12:35

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Scandinavian budget carrier Norwegian is to add services between <st1:City u1:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Oslo</st1:City></st1:City> and <span class=SpellE><span class=spelle>Longyearbyen</span></span>, which is one of the islands in the Arctic archipelago of <st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Svalbard</st1:place></st1:place>.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Svalbard is a group of islands situated in the Arctic Ocean, midway between <st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:country-region u1:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Norway</st1:place></st1:country-region></st1:country-region></st1:place> and the North Pole. The island, which has a strong polar bear population, is strictly governed, with limited human interference.</p> <p class=MsoNormalhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Norwegian-to-add-Longyearbyen-307266/
  • Polar pathways

    News | 03 Jun 2003 00:00

    <p>The increasing use of routes over the North Pole raises the issue of alternate airfields in this region, particularly throughout Siberia. Several US carriers, as well as Air Canada and Air China, have taking advantage of the routes since 2001. Many are flown with the Boeing 777 under extended-range twin engine operations (ETOPS) rules. The routes can decrease flight times by up to two hours, increase payload and reserve fuel capacity, and open new city pairs for non-stop services.</p> <p>"The Polar region is one of the last areas where you will see significant new routes opening," says David Behrens, of the International Air Transport Association. "There is not that much traffic today, but this will change. Airlines are waiting for the next generation of long-range aircraft."</p> <p>The Russian airports designated as alternates share some of the funding issues of their Pacific cousins, but have the added challenge of dealing with the Siberian climate. A critical requirement is enshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Polar-pathways-166328/
  • Europe reviews safety rules for ultra-long range routes

    News | 10 Apr 2001 00:00

    <p>Julian Moxon/PARIS </p> <p>The European Joint Aviation Authorities has established a new Long Range Operations (LROPS) regulatory working group to review safety standards relating to ultra-long range flights. The number of engines on the aircraft is only one of many safety considerations involved, the group believes. </p> <p>The recent opening of long-range flights over the North Pole (<I>Flight International</I> 20-26 March) has focused concern on the adequacy of emergency diversion airports. Currently, twin-engined aircraft flying such routes are subject to extended-range twin operations (ETOPS) rules limiting them to a maximum 180min single-engined flying time from the nearest diversion airfield. Four-engined aircraft are exempt, but the JAA says they should be included in new LROPS rules to cover non-engine related threats such as cargo fires or serious onboard medical emergencies. The JAA says: "The number of engines is not the issue. We're only considering safety-related quehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Europe-reviews-safety-rules-for-ultra-long-range-routes-128575/
  • Remote chances

    News | 10 Apr 2001 00:00

    <p>ETOPS, always a key for heated discussion, has a successor - LROPS - which will generate just as much debate. The former - extended range twin-engine operations regulations - addressed the maximum flying time that a twin-engined airliner should be allowed to operate from a suitable diversion airport, and what minimum equipment all types of aircraft flying a long way from diversions must carry. LROPS (long range operations) is not specifically about the number of engines, but addresses the wider issues created by the many advances in commercial air transport equipment and operations over the last 15 years. These changes include further increases in aircraft long-range performance, continuing actual and potential improvement in aircraft and equipment reliability, and the opening up of airspace over the Arctic and Siberia for potentially extensive use by the airlines. </p> <p>Whereas the argument used to be about how far from a diversion in, say, the mid-Pacific, a twin-engined aircrahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Remote-chances-128595/
  • Braathens re-jigs network as crisis continues

    News | 17 Nov 2000 15:09 | David Morrow

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Struggling Norwegian flag-carrier Braathens is shifting the emphasis of its route network from short-haul and domestic services to medium-haul routes to popular holiday destinations in an effort to solve its continuing financial crisis.</P> <P>The carrier, minority-owned by KLM, is also examining the business case for mixing its present all-Boeing 737 fleet with 80-100 seat aircraft to operate the short-haul routes, and intends to make a decision on that next spring.</P> <P>High fuel prices, declining passenger numbers and poor US-European exchange rates have combined to hit Braathens hard, leading CEO Arne Jensen to express concern about Braathens' survival if the carrier failed to instigate wide-ranging changes.</P> <P>A Braathens spokesman says: "We're cutting short routes with poor demand. It's a structural change, to go from short hops to long hops.</P> <P>"These new changes are not enough to correct everything, but they are a start.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Braathens-re-jigs-network-as-crisis-continues-245744/