All Norway articles – Page 3

  • News

    EASA lifts flight ban on Super Puma helicopters


    European safety regulators have lifted the grounding order on Airbus Helicopters Super Puma rotorcraft imposed in the wake of a fatal crash earlier this year, but separate flight bans in the UK and Norway remain in force.

  • H225M Brazil

    H225 still grounded, although airframer makes 'progress' with EASA


    Airbus Helicopters appears no closer to a return to service of its embattled H225, although group chief executive Tom Enders acknowledges that “progress” is being made with European regulators.

  • News

    Norway H225 crash again pinned on metal fatigue


    ​Norwegian investigators have reiterated their belief that metal fatigue in a gearbox component was behind the fatal crash of an Airbus Helicopters H225 near Bergen in late April.

  • P-3 Orion - Lockheed Martin

    Norway reveals P-3 replacement plans


    Norway has revealed a proposed defence spending plan that allows for the acquisition of a new maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to replace its six-strong fleet of Lockheed P-3 Orions.

  • Norway AW101 - AgustaWestland

    AW101 roll-out advances Norwegian SAR renewal


    ​Norway’s first two AgustaWestland AW101s have been rolled out at the Leonardo-Finmeccanica company’s Yeovil assembly site in the UK, with the search and rescue (SAR) assets part of an at-least 16-unit production order for Oslo.

  • News

    H225 crash investigators focus on three possible causes


    ​Investigators probing the 29 April fatal crash of an Airbus Helicopters H225 on Norway’s west coast have narrowed their focus to three possible causes for the main rotor separation that doomed the rotorcraft.

  • News

    HeliOffshore chief insists rotorcraft operations are becoming safer


    ​Global safety body HeliOffshore insists it is making progress towards its goal of making helicopter operations less dangerous, despite its annual general meeting having been overshadowed by the recent fatal crash in Norway.

  • News

    'No fatigue failure' found so far in Norway H225 crash


    ​Investigators probing the fatal 29 April crash of an Airbus Helicopters H225 on the Norwegian coastline are continuing to dismiss pilot actions as a likely cause and also say they have so far found no evidence of "fatigue failure".

  • H225 wreckage

    Search continues for missing parts from Norway helicopter crash


    Norway’s SHT air accident investigation board is to resume its search for missing components from the Airbus Helicopters H225 which crashed near Bergen on 29 April.

  • AW101 Norway debut - AgustaWestland

    Leonardo unveils lightweight Osprey AESA radar


    ​Europe’s newly-renamed Leonardo Airborne & Space Systems has expanded its product portfolio, announcing a new lightweight active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar has been selected by a trio of customers.

  • News

    Norway, UK suspend H225 operations following crash


    ​Norwegian and UK regulators have banned commercial flights with Airbus Helicopters H225 rotorcraft, following the 29 April fatal accident near Bergen, Norway.

  • CHC EC225 flight test 2

    CHC-operated H225 crashes on Norwegian coast


    CHC Helicopter has confirmed that one of its H225 Super Puma transports crashed on the Norwegian coast on 29 April, resulting in 13 fatalities.

  • AW101 Norway

    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.

  • Finland NH90

    Kongsberg acquires 49.9% stake in Finland's Patria


    ​Norwegian company Kongsberg has purchased a 49.9% holding in Finnish company Patria, providing a “significant strengthening” of its Nordic defence industry position.

  • RNoAF NH90 flares

    NHI finishes self-protection tests on Norwegian NH90


    ​NH Industries (NHI) has successfully concluded trials of the self-protection system fitted to NH90 naval helicopters for the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF), following a five-month campaign.

  • F-35

    Oil price, weak currency challenge Norwegian F-35 buy


    ​The low cost of oil and a weak currency has led to speculation Norway is questioning its purchase of the costly Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the first of which was handed over to Oslo in September.

  • A330 MRTT boom - Airbus Military

    Germany to join multinational tanker effort


    Germany has revealed plans to join the Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) alongside the Netherlands, Norway and Poland, to share a fleet of Airbus Defence & Space A330 multi-role tanker transports.

  • F-35A JSM Norway - Kongsberg

    JSM carries out airborne launch test


    Kongsberg has carried out an airborne launch test of the Lockheed Martin F-35’s future Joint Strike Missile in the lead up to the 2017 qualification target for the weapon.

  • UAV - AscTec

    New-start Iris to offer high-end sensing UAV services


    A newly created company is preparing to penetrate the unmanned air vehicle services market by offering high-end sensing for commercial applications.

  • F-35

    Norway proposes F-35 funding increase for 2016


    Building on its release of a Strategic Defence Review publication on 1 October, Norway has proposed a 9.8% real-term defence budget increase for 2016. This would see a near doubling of funding for the Lockheed Martin F-35, plus an authorisation request for six more.