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CV-22B remains trapped in Norway as USAF lifts grounding order

Having been grounded for just over two weeks, AFSOC has cleared its 52-strong fleet of Bell Boeing CV-22B Ospreys to fly again, but one example remains trapped on an island in Norway after the tiltrotor was forced to make an emergency landing there on August 12, 2022

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Pilot error cited as cause of MV-22B Osprey crash in Norway

An official USMC investigation into the crash of an MV-22B Osprey in Norway on March 18, 2022, has found that pilot error was the cause of the accident. The results of the Command Investigation were published on August 14

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Oslo Gardermoen: the evolution of Norway's most important airport

Matteo Legnani travels to the Norwegian capital to learn more about the continuing evolution of the country’s most important airport

Romania approves purchase of second-hand F-16s from Norway

The Romanian government has approved the draft law to purchase 32 second-hand Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons from Norway, with plans to operate the multi-role fighters – which were recently retired from Royal Norwegian Air Force service – for at least ten years

Norwegian plans large Boeing 737 MAX purchase

Low-cost firm Norwegian Air Shuttle has today (May 30) revealed it has come to an “agreement in principle” with Boeing regarding recommitment to buy a large amount of Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets.

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Norway receives final P-8A Poseidon

Norway has taken delivery of its fifth and final Boeing P-8A Poseidon. The aircraft, 9586 (c/n 66114/9026. FMS BuNo 169586, ex N688DS) Munin was handed over to the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) and flown to Evenes Air Station, Norway, on May 27

Norway’s F-35s officially take QRA role from the F-16

The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) F-35A Lightning IIs officially took the role providing Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) from the F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon fleet after 42 years of service to NATO and Norway on January 6

Romania confirms the intention of purchasing Norway’s F-16s

Via a letter signed by the Romanian parliament on December 20, the acquisition of 32 ex Norwegian F-16 Fighting Falcons was approved

Another three F-35As arrive in Norway

A further three Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters have arrived in Norway, increasing the Royal Norwegian Air Force fleet to a total of 34 aircraft

F-16 Fighting Falcons for Draken US

US-based adversarial support contractor Draken US has signed contracts to procure over 20 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Netherlands and Norway