Tagged: flying

Flying by the seat of your pants

One man’s history of flying involves many near-misses and examples of winging it Larrie Wanberg Features Editor My hometown was an exciting place for a five-year-old with a bicycle to see aviation evolve at...

SAS was Europe's most punctual airline in 2009

SAS Scandinavian Airlines was Europe’s most punctual major airline during 2009, with an overall arrival punctuality of 89.11%. SAS was also the world’s third most punctual major airline for 2009 after Japan Airlines and...

Norwegian pilot refused to fly over Iraq – got fired

A Norwegian pilot is caught up in a legal battle with his former employer; Luxembourg-owned Cargolux, because he refused to fly over Iraq for safety reasons, reports E24.no. Hein Floden (56) from Trysil in...

Icelandair moves US headquarters to Boston area

Icelandair, the national carrier of Iceland, has moved its North American headquarters from Columbia, Maryland, to Quincy, Massachusetts, effective August 17, 2009. This transition helps embrace new opportunities for Icelandair in the Boston area...

Stork damages Norwegian plane

A Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-300, from London Gatwick, EN (UK) to Tromsø (Norway), was on initial climb about 20 seconds after liftoff on Aug. 8, when the airplane flew through a number of...

Norwegian Air Shuttle To Provide High-Speed Broadband

Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced that it is equipping its entire fleet with high-speed in-flight broadband. The airline will use a satellite-based broadband solution from Row 44. Norwegian, winner of Air Transport World’s 2009...

SAS reports major loss for 1st quarter

The SAS Group has reported a loss of SEK one billion for the first quarter of this year, in line with what experts had predicted. In the same period last year the reported loss...