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Kongsberg signs framework agreement for Norwegian Sea King gearboxes

Kongsberg signs framework agreement for Norwegian Sea King gearboxes

Kongsberg Defence Systems (KONGSBERG) has signed a framework agreement with the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation on maintenance of gearboxes for the Norwegian Sea King helicopters. The agreement covers the period until year 2020 as a basis, with a three-year extension option. The framework agreement has a potential value of up to MNOK 300. “This framework… Read more »

Source: Kongsberg Defence Systems, 30-Aug-17

Norway trials Schiebel Camcopter S-100

Norway trials Schiebel Camcopter S-100

Schiebel’s sophisticated Unmanned Air System (UAS) was presented to the Norwegian Coastguard, Royal Norwegian Navy, Royal Norwegian Airforce, Norwegian Coastal Administration, Police Directorate as well as other Norwegian authorities during demanding trials at Andøya Test Center (ATC). During the event held in Northern Norway, approximately 300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, the CAMCOPTER® S-100… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 25-May-17

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Norwegian All-Weather SAR AW101 unveiled

Norwegian All-Weather SAR AW101 unveiled

The first AgustaWestland AW101 Norwegian All-Weather SAR Helicopter was unveiled yesterday by Anders Anundsen, Norway’s Minister of Justice and Public Security, during a ceremony held at Leonardo Helicopters’ Yeovil facility in south-west England. Minister of Justice and Public Security, Anders Anundsen (on right in photo with Leonardo Helicopters CEO Daniele Romiti), said “This roll out… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jun-16

First Norwegian SAR AW101 takes to the air

First Norwegian SAR AW101 takes to the air

Finmeccanica has today announced that the first of 16 helicopters AgustaWestland AW101 from search and rescue to Norway made ​​its maiden flight last March 21, at the factory of helicopters division of Yeovil , UK. The event, a key step in the development of the program for which proceeds on schedule, confirms the launch of… Read more »

Source: Finmeccanica, 24-Mar-16

29-Sep-14 074 Sikorsky S61 Meloy, Norway

Hoist cable snapped and flicked up into main rotor disc. No damage in subsequent emergency landing

29-Sep-14

Norway SAR Program selects FLIR HD Systems for AW101 fleet

Norway SAR Program selects FLIR HD Systems for AW101 fleet

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today that its Star SAFIRE 380-HDc was selected by the Norway Ministry of Justice and Public Securityfor its new fleet of AW101 helicopters to be used in Norway’s All Weather Search and RescueHelicopter (NAWSARH) program. Deliveries will commence this year, with an in-service date of 2017. FLIR’s Star SAFIRE 380-HDc selection… Read more »

Source: FLIR Systems, 29-May-14

Royal Norwegian Air Force head visits RAF Valley training base

Royal Norwegian Air Force head visits RAF Valley training base

THE head of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) joined the RAF’s training chief at RAF Valley recently to view the world-leading technology that is helping to shape the fighter pilots of the future. Major General Finn Kristian Hannestad, Inspector General of the RNoAF and Air Vice-Marshal Mike Lloyd, Air Officer Commanding 22 (Training) Group… Read more »

Source: Royal Air Force, 24-Mar-14

Norway AW101 deal includes penalties if AW executives found guilty of corruption

Norway AW101 deal includes penalties if AW executives found guilty of corruption

The Norwegian government said it had inked an option to fine AgustaWestland in case two former chief executives are found guilty of corruption See full story

Source: Wall St Journal, 20-Dec-13

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UK Government welcomes £1 billion AgustaWestland helicopter deal

UK Government welcomes £1 billion AgustaWestland helicopter deal

Prime Minister David Cameron and Business Secretary Vince Cable have welcomed the announcement that UK helicopter company,AgustaWestland, has signed a £1 billion contract to supply 16 helicopters plus support and training to the Norwegian government. Prime Minister David Cameron said: This £1 billion deal between AgustaWestland and the Norwegian government is testament to the first class engineering… Read more »

Source: UK Government, 20-Dec-13

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Norway signs for 16 SAR AW101s

Norway signs for 16 SAR AW101s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a  contract for 16 AW101 helicopters plus support and training, valued at approximately £1 billion (€1.15 billion), to meet the Norwegian All Weather SAR Helicopter (NAWSARH) requirement. The contract also includes an option for six further aircraft. The contract was signed at… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Dec-13

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Norwegian military station two Bell 412s at Bardufoss

Norwegian military station two Bell 412s at Bardufoss

Following a concerted public effort within the geographical area of Bardufoss, the Royal Norwegian Air Force have moved two Bell 412s to Bardufoss.  This will meet the campaign’s target to provide a better spread of aviation resources throughout the country, particularly for emergency situations. Defence Minister Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen has also said that these helicopters are… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Mar-13

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11-Dec-12 Westland Sea King Mk.43B Lakselv, Norway

Hard landing in remote location on training flight – port side undercarriage collapsed and fuselage resting on the ground.  Crew of 6 rescued by another helicopter – local temperature was -10C.  Helicopter recovered by Mi-26 from Russia two weeks later (photo)

11-Dec-12

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Norway pre-selects NH90 for future SAR capability

Norway pre-selects NH90 for future SAR capability

NHIndustries is pleased to announce that Norway has preselected the NH90 helicopter for the ongoing NAWSARH (Norwegian All Weather Search And Rescue Helicopter) competition aiming at replacing Search and Rescue helicopters operated by the RnoAF 330 th Squadron. “We are proud and honored to have been pre selected by the norwegian Ministry of Justice for… Read more »

Source: NH Industries, 06-Mar-12

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AW101 in pre-qualification phase for Norwegian SAR

AW101 in pre-qualification phase for Norwegian SAR

AW101 is included in the pre-qualification to tender to submit the new generation of rescue helicopters in Norway. The documents were handed over to the Selection Committee on Monday 19 December. AgustaWestland took no chances. Already the day before the deadline expired, met regional director Steve Powell in Selection Committee’s offices at Sola near Stavanger… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 30-Dec-11

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New contracts for Heli-One in Lithuania, Norway, Germany and Thailand

New contracts for Heli-One in Lithuania, Norway, Germany and Thailand

Heli-One continues to cement its reputation as a leading helicopter integrator after winning a contract to upgrade the Lithuanian State Border Guard’s fleet of EC-135 helicopters. Heli-One will begin integrating new mission communication equipment in the EC-135 helicopters as a part of a two-aircraft upgrade, set to commence in June. The total value of the… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 20-Jun-11

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