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Norway’s aviation tax is ill-advised says ACI Europe

Airport news  •  2 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

ACI Europe has reacted strongly to the Norwegian government’s aviation tax on air passengers which comes in to effect on 01 June 2016 for all departing passengers.

EIB to finance €200m Bergen Airport expansion

Airport news  •  22 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Norwegian airport operator Avinor has received a €200 million European Investment Bank (EIB) loan for Bergen Airport expansion and upgrade.

Oslo Airport records 12 million passengers in first half of 2015

Airport news  •  16 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Air traffic Oslo Airport at has grown 0.6 percent in the first six months of 2015 recording almost 12 million passengers.

Avinor Group to implement Amadeus cloud at 46 Norwegian airports

Airport news  •  29 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Avinor Group, the Norwegian state owned airport network operator, has signed a contract with Amadeus for the supply of its cloud-based Airport Common Use Service (ACUS) platform.

Trondheim’s snow and ice tactics

Issue 4 2012  •  3 August 2012  •  Per Jarle Ingstad, Operational Director, Trondheim Airport, Værnes, Avinor AS

Norway is well known for its wintery weather however these types of conditions are rarely a problem for us here at Trondheim Airport. It is a constantly changing and fluctuating winter pattern that creates the greatest challenges. This places greater demands on both personnel and equipment at the airport which can have an effect on flight movements.We have a proactive approach to our winter operations. We work closely with the airlines and the handling companies to achieve the following priorities; safety, punctuality and the environmental effect. By targeting investment in proper equipment and training we have shown that it is possible to deal with the winter conditions effectively and efficiently. Trondheim AirportTrondheim Airport is Norway’s third busiest airport and the northern most international hub in the country and possibly in Europe. There are approximately 55,000 flight movements during the year. The airport is situated in the middle of Norway not too far from the Arctic Circle. This, combined with its location close to sea, creates an unpredictable weather pattern. Snow, rain, strong cross winds and a changing temperature creates a number of challenges for our personnel and, of course, pilots.

Oslo Airport – Europe’s most efficient airport

Issue 6 2010  •  13 December 2010  •  Oslo Airport

Oslo Airport (OSL) is Norway’s main airport located at Gardermoen in the municipality of Ullensaker, approximately 47 kilometres north of Oslo. The airport serviced 18.1 million passengers in 2009 and has been named Europe’s most punctual airport four times by the AEA (Association of European Airlines).The airport has a strong environmental profile and focuses on public transport to and from the airport. A BAA survey in 2007 showed that Oslo Airport Gardermoen has the highest share of public transport in Europe, with a huge 60.1%.

Sensis multilateration and VeeLo NextGen vehicle locators selected by Avinor for Bergen Airport, Flesland

Airport news  •  31 August 2010  •  Sensis Corporation

Avinor AS has selected Sensis Corporation’s multilateration and VeeLo NextGen™ vehicle locators for Bergen Airport, Flesland.

Expansion needs at Oslo Airport

Issue 5 2009, Past issues  •  29 September 2009  •  Nic Nilsen, Managing Director, Oslo Airport

As Norway's primary airport, Oslo Airport (OSL) has a unique position in Norwegian aviation. During its first 10 years of operation, the airport has seen very positive growth. A number of major and minor measures have helped to meet various passenger needs during this time. Oslo Airport will eventually need considerable expansion to meet future passenger needs.

Winter at Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL)

Issue 2 2008, Past issues  •  28 March 2008  •  Erik Gill, Director of Airport Services, Oslo Airport

Based on many years of experience, winter at Oslo Airport is defined as the period between 15 October and 15 April. This is when we enter a period which will require the planning to have been completed and the manpower and equipment to be in place. We have to ensure that we are ready to resolve the challenges a Norwegian winter can bring.

Taking a leap forward in safe winter operations

Issue 4 2006, Past issues  •  1 December 2006  •  Tor Børre Langedahl, Executive Director, Avinor AS, Olav Aarrestad, Partner, Terramar AS and Hans Jørgen Bugge, Senior Advisor, Terramar AS

Better than yesterday – but not as good as tomorrow. The quest for excellence characterises Avinor’s everyday activities and long-term plans in the operation of 46 airports throughout Norway’s demanding topography and harsh winter conditions.

ATM training at Entry Point North

Issue 4 2006, Past issues  •  1 December 2006  •  Anne Kathrine Jensen, Managing Director, Entry Point North AB – Nordic ATS Academy

Entry Point North AB – Nordic ATS Academy – is the outcome of a constructive partnership between the Air Navigation Service Providers in Scandinavia: Avinor AS in Norway, LFV Group in Sweden and Naviair in Denmark. The academy was officially opened in March 2006 and welcomed the first students from the three Scandinavian countries. As of New Year, a wide range of new ATM training programmes will be offered to international Air Traffic Service Providers in accordance with the European ESARR 5 standard.


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