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10th AW101 AWSAR successfully delivered to Norway

10th AW101 AWSAR successfully delivered to Norway

16-Mar-2021Source: Leonardo

Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Leonardo has successfully delivered the tenth AW101 All-Weather Search and Rescue (AWSAR) helicopter to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security. The remaining six aircraft out of 16 are currently being assembled, integrated and tested at Leonardo’s site in Yeovil, UK. The 330 squadron of... Read more

Nordic Unmanned acquires two CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS

Nordic Unmanned acquires two CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS

2-Feb-2021Source: Schiebel

Nordic Unmanned has acquired two CAMCOPTER® S-100 systems. The first was delivered last week and the remaining will be delivered in Q2 2021. This acquisition comes after successful sulphur sniffer operations in Denmark and France. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 was also recently operated for the world’s first full-scale offshore UAV cargo delivery to the active oil... Read more

CHC Norway wins S92 contract with Equinor and Var Energi

CHC Norway wins S92 contract with Equinor and Var Energi

14-Dec-2020Source: Energy Voice

Equinor has handed CHC an £85 million contract to provide flights from Stavanger airport to its Norwegian continental shelf platforms. CHC will provide crew change services in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea, serving the Johan Sverdrup, Gina Krogh, Sleipner, Grane, Gudrun, Heimdal and Draupner fields, as well as drilling rigs in the... Read more

16-Nov-20 LN-OAX Airbus AS350B3 Lysefjorden, Norway

16-Nov-20 LN-OAX Airbus AS350B3 Lysefjorden, Norway

16-Nov-2020

The aircraft was performing external load flights with delivering of concrete to a powerline fundament. During delivery of concrete to powerline mast number 49, the pilot experienced severe vertically vibrations. The pilot took immediate action, released the external load and was capable to manoeuvre the helicopter away from the construction area. During this operation the... Read more

Norwegian Air Force selects HeliOperations for Anti – Submarine training

Norwegian Air Force selects HeliOperations for Anti – Submarine training

4-Nov-2020Source: HeliOperations

Acknowledging a need to develop expertise in the ASW mission, Norway awarded HeliOperations the contract supporting ASW training in September 2020. Training is being delivered to a mixed course of both aviation and mission support professionals. The ASW training course is aimed at supporting the RNoAF as they modernise their ASW capability. Their P-3 Orions... Read more

NCCH and Rotorsky partner on helicopter crew training

NCCH and Rotorsky partner on helicopter crew training

15-Oct-2020Source: NCCH

Norwegian Competence Centre Helicopter AS (NCCH) is proud to announce the partnership with RotorSky GmbH. RotorSky is an Austrian helicopter flight school with more than 15 years of experience in all kinds of helicopter pilot training. NCCH operates the most modern full flight simulators (FFS) for H145 D2 (BK117 D2) and as of October the... Read more

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation receives first ever five-bladed Airbus H145

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation receives first ever five-bladed Airbus H145

2-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. This new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission helicopter, increasing the useful load by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity, and connectivity. It received certification from the... Read more

GVH Aerospace secures contract with Leonardo

GVH Aerospace secures contract with Leonardo

28-Sep-2020Source: GVH Aerospace

GVH Aerospace’s sea tray product has been selected by Leonardo for the AW101 Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter (NAWSARH). The sea tray will be used by the Norwegian Air Force for the helicopter’s search and rescue and airborne ambulance role. The GVH Aerospace sea tray product will be customised to meet the operational... Read more

25-Sep-20 LN-ONQ Sikorsky S92 Stavangar, Norway

25-Sep-20 LN-ONQ Sikorsky S92 Stavangar, Norway

25-Sep-2020

S92 was on its way back to Stavangar/Sola (ENZV) after a flight to the West Elara oil installation. During descent from 7 000 ft. towards 1 000 ft., at a height of approx. 4 500 ft. the crew received a caution that the oil pressure on the main gearbox had dropped below 45 psi. Shortly afterwards,... Read more

25-Sep-20 LN-ONQ Sikorsky S92 Sola, Norway

25-Sep-20 LN-ONQ Sikorsky S92 Sola, Norway

25-Sep-2020

On Friday 25 September 2020, the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation S-92A, LN-ONQ, operated by Bristow Norway was on its way back to Sola (ENZV) after a flight to the West Elara oil installation. During descent from 7 000 ft. towards 1 000 ft., at a height of approx. 4 500 ft. the crew received a caution... Read more

World First – Logistics supply to offshore rig by UAV

World First – Logistics supply to offshore rig by UAV

28-Aug-2020Source: Schiebel

Schiebel, together with partner Nordic Unmanned, successfully demonstrated to Norwegian energy company Equinor the cargo delivery capability of its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) CAMCOPTER® S-100 to offshore platform Troll A. This is a world’s first in terms of full-scale offshore UAV delivery from shore to an active oil and gas installation. The exercise simulated the... Read more

Safran to support German and Norwegian NH90 engines

Safran to support German and Norwegian NH90 engines

26-Jun-2020Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a support contract with the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), to support 276 NH90 engines owned by BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) in Germany and the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA). The RTM322 engines will be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP) under... Read more

Four new Airbus H125s for Norwegian operators in one week

Four new Airbus H125s for Norwegian operators in one week

22-Jun-2020Source: HeliHub.com

A total of four new H125 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters are being delivered to operators on Norway in a seven day period. On Friday 19th, the first of two for Helitrans arrived at their Trondheim Airport base and the second is en route today. These are registered LN-OGA and LN-OGB. Earlier this month Helitrans become the... Read more

Helitrans accepts two Airbus H125s under e-delivery process

Helitrans accepts two Airbus H125s under e-delivery process

4-Jun-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Helitrans of Norway has become the first customer to take delivery of new Airbus helicopters using the e-Delivery process devised to enable deliveries while ensuring compliance with COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. Trondheim-based Helitrans formally accepted the latest two H125s into its fleet following a series of actions that allowed all the requirements of the... Read more

01-Jun-20 LN-OOU Airbus H145 Skibotn, Norway

01-Jun-20 LN-OOU Airbus H145 Skibotn, Norway

1-Jun-2020

Damage to belly of helicopter after attempted landing on top of two metal posts about a metre tall which appear to have once supported a sign.  Google Street View shows the posts in place in July 2019 Helicopter repaired and back in service by 22-Jul-20... Read more

Airlift opens new Tromsø base to support Police

Airlift opens new Tromsø base to support Police

6-May-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Last Thursday, April 30, Airlift marked the opening of their new base in Tromsø in northern Norway.  The facility has been set up  in connection with the Norwegian Police as an additional preparedness resource. Present to mark the opening were the police chief in Troms police district, Astrid Nilsen, Chief of Staff Morten Pettersen, Minister... Read more

06-Apr-20 LN-OFQ Airbus AS350B3 Kodleberget, Norway

06-Apr-20 LN-OFQ Airbus AS350B3 Kodleberget, Norway

6-Apr-2020

The air accident happened on Monday 6 April 2020 in connection with sling loads for Statnett, the system operator of the Norwegian electrical power system. A container was to be moved. Because of a misunderstanding, the container was put in the wrong place. The container was to be moved further, but a strong wind gust... Read more

Norway approves trials of Ehang 216 autonomous aerial vehicle

Norway approves trials of Ehang 216 autonomous aerial vehicle

13-Mar-2020Source: Ehang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, today announced that the company obtained operational flight permit for its two-seater passenger-grade AAV, the EHang 216, from the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway (CAA Norway). This is the first operational flight permit for long term... Read more

Bristow Announces Contract Extensions with ConocoPhillips

Bristow Announces Contract Extensions with ConocoPhillips

11-Feb-2020Source: Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc. today announced extensions to two contracts with ConocoPhillips to support its air transportation crew change and shuttle/search and rescue (SAR) services for the Greater Ekofisk Area in the North Sea. Bristow has been ConocoPhillips’s aviation partner for more than 20 years. The current two contracts started September 1, 2014 and the extension... Read more

Heli-One Norway Opens New Engine Testing Stand

Heli-One Norway Opens New Engine Testing Stand

31-Jan-2020Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has opened a new engine test stand at their Stavanger, Norway location. This test stand features state-of-the-art technology that reduces testing times through automation and upgraded equipment. The stand supports the facility’s engine shop servicing the Safran Makila 1A engine variant. Designed in... Read more

Norway lands scheduled flight using Remote Tower technology

Norway lands scheduled flight using Remote Tower technology

28-Oct-2019Source: Avinor

The Remote Towers project in Norway is a collaboration between the airport and air navigation service provider Avinor and the technology companies Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and Indra. -After many years of planning, developing and testing it is a pleasure to announce that the new technology has been successfully used within a regular commercial air... Read more

Norwegian Government commits to rescue helicopter base at Tromso by 2022

Norwegian Government commits to rescue helicopter base at Tromso by 2022

10-Oct-2019Source: Norwegian Government

[electronic translation] The government gives priority to strengthening emergency preparedness in the north, and proposes to establish a new rescue helicopter base in Tromsø and establish HF coverage in the northern marine areas up to the North Pole. – We aim to launch the new rescue helicopter base in 2022. We will soon launch a... Read more

Schiebel completes Camcopter SAR demo in Norway

Schiebel completes Camcopter SAR demo in Norway

8-Oct-2019Source: Schiebel

Schiebel successfully demonstrated the shipboard integration of its CAMCOPTER® S-100 as well as its impressive search and rescue (SAR) capabilities to the Norwegian Coast Guard on board of the KV Svalbard from 16 to 27 September 2019. The outstanding flight trials included a successful search and rescue mission, where the Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL)... Read more

CHC Announces New Contract with Wintershall Dea

CHC Announces New Contract with Wintershall Dea

28-Jun-2019Source: CHC

CHC Group announced it has been awarded a contract from Wintershall Dea to provide helicopter services in support of their forthcoming drilling program in the Norwegian Sea. The program consists of the following wells: •    Brønnøysund – Toutatis project, 1-2 months •    Kristiansund – Dvalin development project, 12 months •    Kristiansund – Maria and Bergknapp... Read more

Norway – New EMS base planned at Harstad

Norway – New EMS base planned at Harstad

7-Jun-2019Source: Luft Ambulanse

It will be too expensive to build a temporary ambulance helicopter base at Trøsen in Skånland as planned. The air ambulance service HF therefore wants to rent premises at Heli-Team AS in Harstad instead. Temporary base will house crew and helicopter until a new permanent base for Sør-Toms and northern Nordland is in place in... Read more

Schiebel wins Norway’s tender for UAS deployment in the Arctic

Schiebel wins Norway’s tender for UAS deployment in the Arctic

3-May-2019Source: Schiebel

Norway’s Andøya Test Center selected Schiebel’s marketleading CAMCOPTER® S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) for extensive search and rescue trials as part of the Arctic 2030 project. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 was selected for its exemplary international reputation and its successful record of accomplishments in the maritime domain with customers all around... Read more

17-Feb-19 LN-ORH Robinson R44 Røldal, Norway (2F)

17-Feb-19 LN-ORH Robinson R44 Røldal, Norway (2F)

17-Feb-2019

Impacted terrain in mountainous region.  2 fatal... Read more

Hungary buys nine pre-owned Airbus EC135s

Hungary buys nine pre-owned Airbus EC135s

13-Feb-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The Hungarian military have made a block purchase of nine Airbus (ex Eurocopter) EC135P2+ helicopters.  This represented the portion of the Norwegian Air Ambulance (Norsk Luftambulanse) fleet which was superceded by later purchases including one EC135P2+, three EC135P3s and eight H135s. Gradually over the latter months of 2018, these nine helicopters have had their ownership... Read more

Kongsberg and Patria buy Norwegian military MRO unit

Kongsberg and Patria buy Norwegian military MRO unit

20-Dec-2018Source: Kongsberg

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG), a subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen, has entered into agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of Aerospace Industrial Maintenance Norway AS (AIM). AIM is the Norwegian armed force’s business for maintenance, overhaul and upgrade of the Air Force’s aircraft and helicopters. In order to further strengthen deliveries,... Read more

CHC Announces New Contract with OMV

CHC Announces New Contract with OMV

17-Dec-2018Source: CHC

CHC Group today announced it has been awarded the contract from OMV (Norge) AS, to provide helicopter services in support of their forthcoming drilling program at the PL 644 field in the Norwegian Sea. “We are excited to work with OMV as their aviation partner in this project,” said Helge Nesvåg, CHC Sales Director for... Read more

Joint Venture launches H145 simulator in Norway

Joint Venture launches H145 simulator in Norway

19-Nov-2018Source: Norwegian Air Ambulance

Norwegian Air Ambulance AS (NLA – Norsk Luftambulanse), Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH(RST) and Norwegian Competence Centre Helicopter AS (NCCH) celebrate inauguration of theNCCH training center in Stavanger/Norway. Establishing an Airbus H145 Level D Full-Flight Simulator is one of the key measures to increaseoperational safety of the air ambulance service in Norway. Following this idea,... Read more

Norwegian NH90 Procurement Criticised

Norwegian NH90 Procurement Criticised

31-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Norway’s Auditor General has been criticising NHIndustries as well as the Norwegian Ministry of Defence for not calculating risks involved the NH90 helicopter procurement programme. The helicopters were supposed to be delivered in 2008, but as of have not been. The Auditor General has commented that majority of the responsibility for the delays lies with... Read more

Helitrans expands H125 fleet

Helitrans expands H125 fleet

18-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Norway’s helicopter operator Helitrans has acquired four light single H125 Airbus helicopters for a wide range of missions that cover power line construction and firefighting as well as sightseeing trips, photo shoots and reindeer herding. The four new aircraft will be delivered in spring 2019. “We have been operating the H125 for almost twenty years... Read more

Norway to Use NH90 For Coastguard Missions

Norway to Use NH90 For Coastguard Missions

1-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Royal Norwegian Air Force has decided that their 14 NH90 helicopters will be used for both naval and coastguard operations. This came after a study performed by Norway’s FFI defence research institute. They are aiming to use the aircraft for both operations by 2022, reports Flight Global. This should ensure that they generate 5,400h... Read more

Bergen H225 Final Accident Report : Comprehensive and Worrying

Bergen H225 Final Accident Report : Comprehensive and Worrying

10-Aug-2018Source: Allan Blake

It seems a long time ago. On 29th April 2016, the Main Rotor Head and mast suddenly detached from an Airbus Helicopters H225 flying from Gullfaks B to Bergen Airport Flesland. The helicopter impacted on a small island east of Turøy.  As the final accident report is published our thoughts have to be with the... Read more

Norwegian operator Heli-Team celebrates 30 years

Norwegian operator Heli-Team celebrates 30 years

24-May-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Heli-Team are happy to celebrate their 30 year anniversary this year. The Norwegian operator has solely used Airbus helicopters since their formation and has commented that they have and will ensure that they have the correct aircraft type, reports Eban Magazine.  ... Read more

CHC Norway Wins Contract Extension with Aker BP

CHC Norway Wins Contract Extension with Aker BP

17-Apr-2018Source: CHC

CHC Group announced it has signed a two-year contract extension with Aker BP to support their infield shuttle at the greater Valhall field in the Norwegian North Sea. “I’m delighted that we have been selected by Aker BP. We have been their aviation partner since the production start-up in 1982, and we value the continued... Read more

Weather cameras to help saving lives

Weather cameras to help saving lives

3-Apr-2018Source: Nordic Rotors

The County of Västra Götaland (VGR) has started a project to install weather cameras at several different hospitals in the region in order to enhance flight safety and reduce the amount of cancelled flights due to lack of weather information available. Norsk Luftambulanse (NLA) has used a nation-wide weather camera system for some years for its... Read more

Norway Region Says No to Heli-Tourism

Norway Region Says No to Heli-Tourism

12-Mar-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Public concerns over the potential helicopter flyovers have managed to change the Eidfjord politicians’ minds. A Statkraft hydro-power company applied to use the Eidfjord helipad for tourism flights. The initial consensus was that the residents did not agree but the Eidfjord Municipality wanted to encourage tourism. However, they received a large opposition to the idea.... Read more

Kopter Group announces new order for 18 SH09

Kopter Group announces new order for 18 SH09

4-Mar-2018Source: Kopter

Kopter is proud to announce the signature of a firm contract for twelve units plus six options with Helitrans AS, one of Norway’s largest helicopter operators. This major contract further demonstrates the growing interest the SH09 is generating in the market. Helitrans AS is the last operator to complete our Launch Customer group. The Launch... Read more

Heli-One Signs Service Center Agreement with Safran

Heli-One Signs Service Center Agreement with Safran

3-Mar-2018Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed a service center agreement with Safran Helicopter Engines for Makila MRO services. Makila services are performed at Heli-One Norway’s engine shop in Stavanger, as well as through mobile support. The agreement allows Makila 1 operators worldwide to benefit from Heli-One’s expertise... Read more

Leonardo delivers first Norwegian SAR AW101

Leonardo delivers first Norwegian SAR AW101

21-Nov-2017Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is pleased to announce that the first of 16 AW101 allweather search and rescue helicopters has been delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security. The aircraft departed Leonardo’s Yeovil facility on November 17th for Sola Air Base in southern Norway where the aircraft will enter a period of Operational Test &... Read more

Era Helicopters writes off $117M from EC225 fleet

Era Helicopters writes off $117M from EC225 fleet

20-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

In the recent Q3 earnings call with financial analysts, Era Helicopters President and CEO Chris Bradshaw provided the following commentary as part of his introduction:- “The next topic is an update on the status of H225 and AS332 L2 model helicopters following the fatal accidents off the coast of Norway in April 2016, and resultant... Read more

Nord Helikopter praises Auk protection suits

Nord Helikopter praises Auk protection suits

20-Oct-2017Source: AUK Protection

Nord Helikopter A/S is a hard working operator who covers the extreme north of Scandinavia. Constructing and maintaining public infrastructure in this remote and dramatic terrain requires true versatility, and Nord Helikopter is putting its fleet of nine AS350/H-125 to good use. Flight Operations Manager Øystein Skovro shares his views operating in the extreme north, and why they prefer to... Read more

New Managing Director at Heli-One

New Managing Director at Heli-One

5-Oct-2017Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Tord Torgersen has been promoted to Managing Director, Heli-One Norway. Tord has been with Heli-One since 2006, joining as a Customer Support Manager responsible for Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa and also had responsibility for the AOG... Read more

Heli-One Norway Adds Airbus AS350 Blade Repair Capability

Heli-One Norway Adds Airbus AS350 Blade Repair Capability

5-Oct-2017Source: Heli-One

Stavanger, Norway – Heli-One Norway, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has added Airbus AS350 blades to their repair and overhaul capabilities. This repair capability gives AS350 operators in the UK and Norway another blade repair option in a fully licensed and OEM-approved facility with short delivery times. Heli-One Norway... Read more

Heli-One Norway Opens New Blade Shop

Heli-One Norway Opens New Blade Shop

4-Oct-2017Source: Heli-One

Stavanger, Norway – Heli-One Norway, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is opening a new 3500 square foot stateof-the-art blade repair and overhaul shop at its facility in Stavanger, Norway. This shop has capability to carry out repair and overhaul for Airbus AS332, H225, AS350/355; and Sikorsky S-92 blades. This... Read more

Norwegian Bell helicopters to be maintained by Patria

Norwegian Bell helicopters to be maintained by Patria

27-Sep-2017Source: Patria Helicopters

Patria Helicopters AB has won the competition and signed a contract with the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organisation (NDLO) for the maintenance of the Norwegian Armed Forces’ Bell 412 helicopters. The contract is for four years and it includes an option for additional three years. The estimated value of the contract is EUR 7.1 million. The... Read more

Sikorsky complete first year of S92 spares centre in Norway

Sikorsky complete first year of S92 spares centre in Norway

20-Sep-2017Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is celebrating the first year of operations for its Stavanger, Norway-based Forward Stocking Location (FSL). The Stavanger FSL supports the largest S-92 helicopter operating region in the world and provides quick access to materials and parts. The event was attended by the Mayor of Sola, Mr. Ole Ueland, Sikorsky’s commercial... Read more

Kongsberg signs framework agreement for Norwegian Sea King gearboxes

Kongsberg signs framework agreement for Norwegian Sea King gearboxes

30-Aug-2017Source: Kongsberg Defence Systems

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

HNZ Group Reports FY2017 Q2 Results

HNZ Group Reports FY2017 Q2 Results

18-Aug-2017Source: HNZ

Revenue was $56.4 million in the second quarter of 2017, a decrease of $0.9 million compared to $57.3 million a year ago. This variation is mostly explained by a decrease in onshore revenue and ancillary revenue, partially offset by an increase in offshore revenue. The Corporation flew 10,725 hours compared to 11,557 hours in the second quarter of 2016, a decrease... Read more

Bristow vocalise current H225 thought process

Bristow vocalise current H225 thought process

15-Aug-2017Source: SeekingAlpha

In a recent investor call, Jonathan Baliff – President and CEO of Bristow Group – said the following on the company’s position on the Airbus H225 helicopter and their current plans for its Return To Service. “You may be aware that the civil aviation authorities in the United Kingdom and Norway recently issued directives that... Read more

Bristow returns two EC225s to leasing company

Bristow returns two EC225s to leasing company

25-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The flight restrictions on the Super Puma EC225s was lifted earlier this month, after being grounded since the fatal crash last year that killed 13 people. The public has voiced their anger however. Unions have requested a public inquiry into the accidents involving the Super Pumas. They state that the workers are getting by with... Read more

First Norwegen Operator installs Maximum Pilot View Kit

First Norwegen Operator installs Maximum Pilot View Kit

24-Jul-2017Source: Swiss Rotor Solutions

Nord Helikopter sign contract for two Maximum Pilot View Kits at HAI-EXPO in Dallas. First Kit is already installed and operational now. “Customers are impressed about the Maximum Pilot View Kit”, Erlend Folstad says, CEO Nord Helikopter.... Read more

HeliOffshore collaborates on EC225 safety case

HeliOffshore collaborates on EC225 safety case

18-Jul-2017Source: HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore operators are working with UK and Norwegian authorities to release the technical data used to justify their decision on 7 July to lift operating restrictions on Airbus Helicopters H225LP and AS332L2 Super Puma helicopters. The offshore helicopter industry’s global safety association says that without having all available data its members cannot determine whether or... Read more

Airlift takes over Norwegian maritime pilot transfers

Airlift takes over Norwegian maritime pilot transfers

12-Jul-2017Source: Nordic Rotors

On July 1, 2017, Airlift’s contract period starts with the Norwegian Coastal Administration (Kystverket). For six years, Airlift will ship Norwegian maritime pilots to Large Class Vessels and ships carrying dangerous goods. The contract itself is valued at approximately a hundred million NOK a year. – July 1, 2017 is one big day and one... Read more

BP parks decision on allowing offshore workers to fly on EC225

BP parks decision on allowing offshore workers to fly on EC225

11-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Oil company BP is being reported by Energy Voice as saying it will not consider allowing its offshore workforce using Airbus EC225 or AS332L2 helicopters until the Norwegian investigation authority AIBN has completed and reported on its work regarding the CHC accident of April 2016. This news comes after the UK and Norwegian CAAs both... Read more

Petronas cancels MHS EC225 contract citing safety concerns

Petronas cancels MHS EC225 contract citing safety concerns

21-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Petronus has decided to cancel their helicopter services contract with MHS Aviation. The termination is due to the suspension of the EC225 since April last year, after a fatal accident in Norway of the same make. Many safety concerns have arisen since then. It is noted that many other oil and gas companies have elected... Read more

Norway opens AW101 Training Centre

Norway opens AW101 Training Centre

14-Jun-2017Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced yesterday the official opening of its AW101 Norway Training Centre at Stavanger Sola Airport by Per-Willy Amundsen, Minister of Justice & Public Security. The training centre includes a new AW101 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) which will support the training of Norwegian aircrew and will also be available to other AW101 customers. The first... Read more

Marenco SKYe SH09 to Norway

Marenco SKYe SH09 to Norway

25-May-2017Source: Nordic Rotors

The Swiss manufacturer Marenco Swisshelicopter announces today the official signature of a Launch Customer contract with Norwegian Tronrud Engineering AS for a single-turbine SH09 helicopter. The aircraft will be based in the Eggemoen Aviation and Technology Park, 60 kilometers north-west of Oslo. Tronrud Engineering AS will operate the helicopter as a utility and logistics vehicle that will support the... Read more

Norway trials Schiebel Camcopter S-100

Norway trials Schiebel Camcopter S-100

25-May-2017Source: Schiebel

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

Bristow Norway Opens Florø Base and Expands Operations

Bristow Norway Opens Florø Base and Expands Operations

23-May-2017Source: Bristow Norway

Bristow Norway AS commenced helicopter operations on three new five-year contracts out of Florø, Norway, on May 1, 2017, supporting Statoil ASA, ENGIE E&P and A/S Norske Shell (previously BG Norge Limited). On the same day, Bristow Norway also commenced a new five-year contract at its well-established base in Bergen, Norway, supporting Statoil ASA. These... Read more

10-May-17 G-HKCN Airbus H125 Bergen, Norway

10-May-17 G-HKCN Airbus H125 Bergen, Norway

10-May-2017

Ended up in the water next to the superyacht it is based on – MY Bacarella after the helicopter’s downdraft caused a loose tarpaulin to rise up into the rotors shortly before touchdown, and evasive action by the pilot steered the helicopter away from the boat and into the water alongside.  Three POB, one seriously... Read more

Patria wins contract for the Norwegian NH90 helicopters

Patria wins contract for the Norwegian NH90 helicopters

5-May-2017Source: Patria

Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has selected Patria to supply on-aircraft maintenance for the Norwegian NH90 helicopters. The scope of the contract covers phase and calendar inspections, associated repairs and maintenance for the Norwegian NH90 NFH Helicopters. The agreement is for two years with option for additional two years and its value is estimated to... Read more

LN-OJF Preliminary Report: H225 Concerns Remain Open

LN-OJF Preliminary Report: H225 Concerns Remain Open

3-May-2017Source: Allan Blake for HeliHub.com

A Preliminary Report into the fatal accident of the CHC operated H225 helicopter LN-OJF by the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) was issued on April 28th 2017 (“The Report” is located at https://www.aibn.no/Aviation/Investigations/16-286. The detailing of the catastrophic events makes very sad reading indeed, particularly the questions as to: 1. Why two similar catastrophic accidents... Read more

Airbus responds to Norwegian EC225 investigation update

Airbus responds to Norwegian EC225 investigation update

28-Apr-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters have today issued the following statement to coincide with the publication of another Preliminary Report by AIBN – the Accident Investigation Board of Norway – into the fatal accident of EC225 LN-OJF on 29th April 2017, it being the first anniversary tomorrow.  Further comment is given below the statement Statement from Guillaume Faury,... Read more

EASA responds to Norwegian EC225 investigation update

EASA responds to Norwegian EC225 investigation update

28-Apr-2017Source: EASA

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) takes note of the publication today by the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) of the preliminary investigation report of the tragic accident of an Airbus Helicopters EC225 (registration number LN-OJF) which occurred on 29 April 2016 in Norway. While the accident investigation is not complete, EASA continues to implement... Read more

Norwegian Investigators issue another Preliminary Report on EC225 accident

Norwegian Investigators issue another Preliminary Report on EC225 accident

28-Apr-2017Source: AIBN

Investigation of helicopter accident at Turøy near Bergen in Hordaland county, Norway Description 29 April 2016 the Main Rotor Head (MRH) and mast suddenly detached from an Airbus Helicopters EC 225 LP enroute from Gullfaks B to Bergen Airport Flesland. The helicopter impacted on a small island east of Turøy. All 13 people on board... Read more

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

8-Mar-2017Source: Heli-One

For the first time in Universal Avionics’ history, a rotorcraft company has been awarded the distinction of International Top Dealer. Heli-One Norway achieved this honor for 2016; a significant accomplishment that marks a growing position in the helicopter market for Universal Avionics products. Heli-One brought forward several key special mission retrofit programs in 2016 for... Read more

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

7-Mar-2017Source: Universal Avionics

For the first time in Universal Avionics’ history, a rotorcraft company has been awarded the distinction of International Top Dealer. Heli-One Norway achieved this honor for 2016; a significant accomplishment that marks a growing position in the helicopter market for Universal Avionics products. Heli-One brought forward several key special mission retrofit programs in 2016 for... Read more

Vici Helicopters – the new name on the North Sea?

Vici Helicopters – the new name on the North Sea?

6-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Last week, the oil industry journal Energy Voice wrote about a potential new helicopter operator on the North Sea – Vici Helicopters.  Incorporated on 18th January with an address in Stavangar, the company is reportedly going to operate two AgustaWestland AW189s, although it is still in the process of obtaining the necessary operating licences. The... Read more

CHC Helicopter Closes Norwegian Base

CHC Helicopter Closes Norwegian Base

17-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

CHC has had to close down their base in Bergen, Norway after losing the contract with Statoil to Bristow. The resulting closure will leave 100 workers unemployed, reports Offshore Energy Today. Statoil has stated that after April last year, when a CHC-operated Super Puma crashed and killed all on board, they would never use Super... Read more

H225s Approved by US FAA

H225s Approved by US FAA

16-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Airbus to continue with their Super Puma line. Their H225s and AS332 L2s have been grounded in Norway and the UK after a fatal crash on the Norwegian coast. Investigators have suggested a second-stage planet gear in the epicyclic module may have disintegrated, causing the crash. In... Read more

Statoil drops Super Puma for ever

Statoil drops Super Puma for ever

6-Dec-2016Source: Reuters

Oil firm Statoil will not resume using AS332/EC225 helicopters even if Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority decides to lift the ban imposed after a fatal crash off Bergen in Norway – reports Reuters... Read more

Register Update – Norway – October 2016

Register Update – Norway – October 2016

21-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although... Read more

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