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Iceland

Passengers were stuck in Keflavik after landing in storm

Several hundred passengers could not leave airplanes after the landing in Keflavik airport. Gusts of the wind there are more than 50 knots (~25 m/s). Ground crew could not use ladders and other equipment to unload passengers and their luggage… Continue Reading →

How RNAV approaches Iceland

Ground navigation equipment is going to disappear from all northern Icelandic non-international airports. That is the government plan, which is supposed to reduce costs of aerodromes with low paxflow. New APV-I LPV approaches are based on satellite navigation, have zero… Continue Reading →

Icelandair showed to the public its first Boeing 737 MAX

The major Icelandic airline launched the aircraft with journalists around Iceland. Flugblogger was on board to learn about the newest addition to their fleet, reasons for delay of new aircraft launch to regular flights, the impact of acquirement to ticket… Continue Reading →

Help from above: What Icelandic Coastguard struggles for

In harsh weather conditions and any time of day or night, they fly via “dark routes” with names of Scandinavian gods on their aircrafts to save lives. Their assistance requested not only in Iceland or nearby ocean but even on… Continue Reading →

First Boeing 737 MAX8 was delivered to Keflavik (updated 4.march)

Arrival of the new aircraft was announced for 5th of March, but it has delivered two days earlier. This is firs Boeing 737 MAX8 in Iceland. It got registration TF-ICE and will fly in Icelandair. Here is photos and video… Continue Reading →

Icelandair has got Boeing 757-300 with “combat” past (updated 13.jun)

The most recent addition to Icelandair’s fleet – Boeing 757-3E7 with registration number TF-ISX – had arrived at Keflavik airport 2nd of March. The plane was bought from Israel airline Arkia, where it was flying for last 18 years. During… Continue Reading →

Stormy mess in Keflavik (updated 26.feb)

Strong wind affected ground operations in Keflavik airport on 25th and 26th of February. Landed planes on open stands were unserviceable due to wind gusts, hundreds of passengers and tonns of luggage trapped inside aircrafts. Ground services have to wait… Continue Reading →

President of AOPA Iceland about obstacles for pilots in mind and law

Haraldur Diego called planes the means of gaining freedom to be somewhere else. He experienced this freedom for many years, from very first flight in the age of 5 as passenger of his uncle’s Cessna 172 from Reykjavik to Kirkjubæjarklaustur…. Continue Reading →

How Iceland helps people to overcome aerophobia

Fear of flight prevents thousands of people to get close to any airplane. Alex Gervash, russian pilot with 23 years flying experience, is looking for means to allow people to get rid of the oncoming panic when boarding the plane… Continue Reading →

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