5 new cockpit videos from Justplanes

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Africa, Ethiopia, France, Miscellaneous Spotting, North America, Norway, Spotting Equipment Reviews, Spotting Videos, Switzerland, USA, Western Europe | Posted on 05-01-2014

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Justplanes really are the best in the business when it comes to cockpit recordings, with such a wide ranging back catalogue.

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I thought I’d bring you details of a few recent additions to their collection which have caught my attention.

1. Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Join the world’s most advanced airliner on flights from Addis Ababa to destinations across Africa, Asia and Europe. 8 flights included.

2. Norwegian Boeing 787-800
Fly Norwegian’s 737s on routes across Scandinavia and mainland Europe, including a flight to the most Northerly airport in the world!

3. Air Canada Boeing 767-300
Fly long haul and short haul in Air Canada’s 767s, including a trip to Hawaii, and the famous landing at St. Maarten as seen from the cockpit!

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4. Air France Boeing 777-200ER
Follow the pilots of this state-of-the-art aircraft in a flight from Paris to New York JFK. It covers everything from the moment they arrive at the airport, including planning and pre-flight, to the charts, cockpit instruments, approach, landing and all the outside cockpit views.

5. Swiss Airbus A340-300
Like the Air France 777 example above, this one follows the pilots through every aspect of their flight both on the ground and in the air, as they take an A340 from Zurich to San Francisco. Fascinating documentary and cockpit views.

 

Norwegian orders Boeing 787-9s

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Norway, Western Europe | Posted on 18-12-2013

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Norwegian Air takeoffNowegian, one of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner operators, has ordered two of the larger 787-9 variants.

The aircraft will be leased from MG Aviation, and arrive in 2016.

“In order to run a competitive long-haul operation, we are dependent on brand new cost-efficient aircraft. I´m very satisfied to have secured our first two 787-9 Dreamliners. This is a fantastic airplane with high passenger comfort, long range and low fuel burn,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.

Norwegian set to enter Spanish domestic market

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Norway, Spain, Western Europe | Posted on 12-09-2013

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Norwegian 737-800Norwegian has applied to serve a number of domestic routes in Spain as it continues to grow its network and hubs in the country.

The routes initially applied for include Madrid to Tenerife South and Barcelona to Tenerife South.

Flights will be operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft, commencing on 1 January 2014.

Norwegian to set up US base

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Airport News, North America, Norway, USA, Western Europe | Posted on 15-07-2013

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Norwegian Air takeoffNorwegian’s chief executive, Bjørn Kjos, has announced that the airline will set up a base in the United States towards the end of 2013.

Like their recently opened bases at Alicante and London Gatwick, the base will become a hub for Norwegian flights and staff. It will become operational following the delivery of the airline’s third Boeing 787 in October.

The location of the base is likely to be Miami or New York. It replaces any previous plans to open a base in Asia.

Norwegian takes delivery of first 787

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Miscellaneous Spotting, Norway, Spotting News, Western Europe | Posted on 28-06-2013

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Norwegian Air takeoff Boeing 787s are coming thick and fast. Today, Norwegian took delivery of its first example, EI-LNA.

This aircraft  is actually leased from ILFC, so it is simultaneously the first Boeing 787 to be delivered to that company.

Norwegian Chief Executive Officer Bjorn Kjos said, “Today marks a major milestone in Norwegian’s history. It’s with great pleasure we eventually take delivery of our first 787 Dreamliner. Both our many customers and we at Norwegian have been looking forward to this for several months. I’m convinced that our customers will love flying this brand new aircraft with its many customer friendly features. Our goal is to operate the most environmentally friendly and cost efficient fleet, something to which the Dreamliner will significantly contribute.”

Norwegian currently has eight 787s on order through lease agreements and direct deliveries. The carrier will use the 787s to service its new long-haul routes from Oslo and Stockholm to New York and Bangkok. In November, the airline also will operate the 787 to Fort Lauderdale from Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen.

See the 787 routes Norwegian will fly on our 787 Routes page.

SAS buys A350s and more A330s

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Western Europe | Posted on 25-06-2013

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A350-900 SAS (c) AirbusSAS Scandinavian Airlines has placed an order for Airbus A350XWB and A330 aircraft.

The order comprises eight A350-900s, and four A330-300s.

Currently, SAS operates a fleet of 19 A320 Family aircraft, four A330s and seven A340s. The new wide-body aircraft will fit seamlessly into the airline’s fleet and deliver operational efficiencies and cost savings due to the commonality across the fleet, a feature unique to Airbus.

Qatar Airways 787s coming to Scandinavia

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Denmark, Middle East, Norway, Qatar, Spotting News, Sweden, Western Europe | Posted on 13-06-2013

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Qatar 787Qatar Airways has announced that it will introduce its Boeing 787s on services from Doha to Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm Arlanda.

The flights commence on 1st August to Stockholm, and 1st September to both Copenhagen and Oslo.

Flights will operate daily.

Keep an eye on our 787 Routes Page for destinations you can see the Dreamliner.

Norwegian to operate 787 flights in Europe

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Airport News, France, Norway, Spain, UK, Western Europe | Posted on 06-06-2013

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Norwegian Dreamliner 2 photo_Atle StraumeNorwegian plans to use its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners on routes to European destinations from both its Oslo and London Gatwick bases.

Routes from Oslo include Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga, and Nice. Various destinations from Gatwick will also be used.

787 Dreamliner summer schedule: 
Oslo – Malaga – Oslo: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Oslo – Alicante – Oslo: Monday and Friday
Oslo – Barcelona – Oslo: Monday and Friday
Oslo – London – Oslo: Thursday and Sunday
Oslo – Nice – Oslo: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

These flights will aid in crew familiarisation training ahead of the type beginning long-haul flying for Norwegian (see 787 Routes Page for more info)

SAS to retire last MD-82 in October

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Denmark, Norway, Spotting News, Sweden, Western Europe | Posted on 06-06-2013

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SAS MD82SAS Scandinavian Airlines has announced that it will retire its last McDonnell Douglas MD-82 aircraft in October.

It will reduce its remaining fleet of nine aircraft between now and 26 October, when the final flight will take place between Stockholm Arlanda and Copenhagen Kastrup.

Prior to this final flight, a special tour of the three Scandinavian capitals will depart from Copenhagen, and include flying over the Arctic Circle in Norway and a fly by of Bodø Airport. A farewell ceremony will also be held at Copenhagen.

TUI orders 60 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK, Western Europe | Posted on 02-06-2013

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Thomson 737TUI Travel, which operates leisure airlines in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Scandinavia, and France, has announced a commitment to purchase 60 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft.

This order will allow the company to expand and upgrade the fleets of its various airlines, and will primarily be used for flights to Europe and Africa.

“Boeing and TUI Travel airlines have a relationship which goes back almost 50 years” said Todd Nelp, vice president of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “TUI Travel’s airlines currently operate more than 135 Boeing airplanes and the commitment for 60 737 MAXs marks the next chapter in their continued fleet expansion, ensuring unrivalled efficiencies and superior passenger comfort. All of us at Boeing could not be more proud to see our relationship extended for years to come.”