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Foreigners to help Norway ATC services. Christian Democrat (KrF) leader Knut Arild Hareide wants to stop Air Traffic Control issues forcing cancellations and delays to Norway’s flight traffic by trying to let others in. This year’s rainy summer was hit by a shortage of tower personnel, leading to frustrated passengers and chaos. Airports authority Avinor’s decision to give the majority of its staff time off in traditional holiday month July did not improve matters, either.

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Foreigners to help Norway ATC services

Published on Friday, 28th December, 2012 at 15:57 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Christian Democrat (KrF) leader Knut Arild Hareide wants to stop Air Traffic Control issues forcing cancellations and delays to Norway’s flight traffic by trying to let others in.

Oslo Airport
Oslo Airport
Photo: Oslo Lufthavn AS


This year’s rainy summer was hit by a shortage of tower personnel, leading to frustrated passengers and chaos.

Airports authority Avinor’s decision to give the majority of its staff time off in traditional holiday month July did not improve matters, either.

Mr Hareide MP, who also heads Parliament’s Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, proposes shelving demands for ATC employees to speak Norwegian to try to prevent a repeat of the situation.

Moreover, he wants to break Avinor’s monopoly, opening up flight controllers’ services to competition. 

“We’ll get a better Avinor and improved services for passengers if KrF’s decision is passed by Parliament,” he tells NRK.

Norwegian Air Traffic Controllers' Association (NATCA) leader Robert Gjønnes believes politicians are just pushing back without prior taxi clearance, however.

He believes they are purely trying to show they are doing something about things, alleging they are “slightly desperate”.

Oslo Gardermoen Airport came top of Eurocontrol’s European delay per flight departure rankings in July.



Published on Friday, 28th December, 2012 at 15:57 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: oslogardermoenairport, flightdelaysnorway.





  
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