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Norway government denied Norwegian Ireland aircraft registrations. UPDATED: Carrier Norwegian's plans to allegedly improve its competiveness with non-Norway pay and conditions were in effect grounded earlier this year. "It's a shame Norwegian is [considering] doing this, but it is out of the question for me to make compromises that could jeapordise Norwegian wages and working conditions," said Minister of Labour Anniken Huitfeldt. Earlier today, it was revealed the carrier was considering registering one 787 Boeing Dreamliner in Ireland to use Asian crew on its long-haul routes, reported business daily Dagens Næringsliv (DN).

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Norway government denied Norwegian Ireland aircraft registrations

Published on Thursday, 25th April, 2013 at 07:33 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 29th April 2013 at 14:25.

UPDATED: Carrier Norwegian's plans to allegedly improve its competiveness with non-Norway pay and conditions were in effect grounded earlier this year.

787 Dreamliner in Norwegian livery
787 Dreamliner in Norwegian livery
Photo: Atle Straume/Norwegian


"It's a shame Norwegian is [considering] doing this, but it is out of the question for me to make compromises that could jeapordise Norwegian wages and working conditions," said Minister of Labour Anniken Huitfeldt.

Earlier today, it was revealed the carrier was considering registering one 787 Boeing Dreamliner in Ireland to use Asian crew on its long-haul routes, reported business daily Dagens Næringsliv (DN).

Norwegian's move came following a Norwegian government-imposed ban earlier in the year on the carrier using personnel of this nationality on their planes registered in Norway, and flying domestic and international routes.

"Even then it was clear that Norwegian was considering registering long-haul planes in another country. The Government is keen to ensure good competitive conditions for Norwegian industry, and we work with this every day. However, it is crucial for us to assure employees' terms and prevent social dumping," Minister Huitfeldt has commented.

CEO Bjørn Kjos argues wage levels in Norway strangle the possibility of competing against Asian airlines. Norwegian wrote to the CAA Norway on 17 April expressing its intentions.

The Authority is still considering the matter, which concerns Norwegian’s planned New York, Florida, and Bangkok routes.

Norwegian’s head of communications Anne-Sissel Skånvik states they have not made a final decision on whether to implement foreign registration of their aircraft.

At the same time, “the reason for this [possible move] should be well-known,” she informed the Foreigner later Thursday afternoon, stressing they are abiding by current regulations regarding foreign-registered planes and their crew.

“Norwegian itself has not had any wish to register planes overseas, but this [is due to] the old decidedly Norwegian provision the present government has chosen to stick to,” Ms Skånvik concluded.

Unions are displeased. Meanwhile, Irish carrier Ryanair is facing turbulent times in Norway as unions rattle their sabres over allegedly inferior pay and conditions for two former cabin staff employed via Irish agencies. The Norwegian government has also got on board.

Ryanair denies the sacked cabin personnel’ claims.




Published on Thursday, 25th April, 2013 at 07:33 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 29th April 2013 at 14:25.

This post has the following tags: norwegianairline, norwayflights, boeingdreamliner, 787.





  
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