Widerøe ends maintenance abroad

Widerøe aircraftWiderøe aircraft.Photo : Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix
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Widerøe has decided to do all aircraft maintenance at their bases in Bodø, Bergen, and Torp. Now they have built a new hangar and are hiring up to 50 new people in Bodø.

Widerøe has a fleet of 26 aircraft. Widerøe director Stein Nilsen says they want to save money and retain more expertise in the company by doing the maintenance work in Norway.

– “In recent years, we have done a lot of maintenance in Europe. We have found out that it is both more expensive and worse than what the fantastic people in the technical part of Widerøe manage to achieve,” Nilsen says to NRK.

The company has built a new hangar in Bodø and will recruit somewhere between 40 and 50 new mechanics to move all maintenance back to Norway.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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