norway 337 skvadron

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337 squadron
Royal Norwegian Air Force

1956 to present    





337 squadron norway

337 skvadron
Created with a number in the historic range of the World War II Norwegian units of the UK Royal Air Force, the unit went straight into service with the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Provides air and ground crew plus maintenance and facilities for the helicopters of the Norwegian Coastguard, as well as deploying aboard its Nordkapp Class cutters.
337 squadron was established at Gardermoen 22 may 1950 as a Fighter-bomber squadron, using De Havilland Vampire FB.Mk.52. In april 1953, 337 sqn. was transferred to Værnes near Tronheim. At this time 337 sqn. also operated a detachment at Bardufoss called Bardufossvingen with De Havilland Vampire F.Mk.3. At the 1 september 1955 the 337 sqn. was again relocated to Gardermoen, now as a North American F-86K Sabre squadron. After 8 year at Gardermoen with the F-86K Sabre, the squadron was disbanded at 1 september 1963. The 1 january 1980 the 337 sqn. was selected as the new operational Coast Guard squadron, with the newly acquired Westland Lynx Mk.86 helicopter. The 337 squadron was now located at Bardufoss with six Lynx helicopter. The Lynx helicopter are operating from the Coast Guard vessels K/V. Nordkapp (W320) K/V.Senja (W321) K/V.Andenes (W322)  and K/V.Svaldbard (W303). In the year 2007 the Lynx helicopter will be replaced with the newly acquired NH.90 helicopter, still operated from Bardufoss.

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1982/    BardufossENDU


Models

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YearsModels
2011/    NH90 NFH
1982/14Kystvakten Lynx mk86


Construction Numbers (Not all in this unit)

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
1013 NH90 NFH 2006 013: 1013/NNWN01 also c/n 440013 , Italian test serial CSX81691 Dec06; KYSTVAKT+
013: Sep15-Feb16 testing Self Protection Suite in France
1027 NH90 NFH 027: 1027/NNWN002 test serial CXS81752; KYSTVAKT (Coast Guard) Feb05
1049 NH90 NFH 049: 1049/NNWN003 KYSTVAKT (Coast Guard) 2012 at Eurocopter
1057 NH90 NFH 057: 1057/NNWN004 KYSTVAKT (Coast Guard) 2013 at Eurocopter; 337 Skv d/d 29apr1+
1058 NH90 NFH 058: 1058/NNWN005 KYSTVAKT (Coast Guard) 2012 at Eurocopter; 337 Skv d/d 2014
1087 NH90 NFH 087: 1087/NNWN006 KYSTVAKT (Coast Guard), test serial CSX81745; 337 Skv d/d 201+
1171 NH90 NFH 171: 1171/NNWN008 KYSTVAKT (Coast Guard); 337 Skv
207 mk86 1980 207: Norway Coast Guard d/d 1981, Westland test serial G-BIFX
207: World wide Lynx fleet leader: 9.200 flight hours approx; 09dec14 flown to+
207: 9.160 flight hours not 9.200 flight hours.
Norwegian Coast Guard 207: Norway Coast Guard d/d 1981, Westland test serial G-BIFX
Norwegian Coast Guard 207: World wide Lynx fleet leader: 9.200 flight hours approx; 09dec14 flown to the Norwegian Aviation Mu...
Norwegian Coast Guard 207: 9.160 flight hours not 9.200 flight hours.
216 mk86 1980 216: Norway Coast Guard, Westland test serial G-BIGW
Norwegian Coast Guard 216: Norway Coast Guard, Westland test serial G-BIGW
228 mk86 1981 228: Norway Coast Guard, Westland test serial G-BIZS
228: 08dec14 Last flight; to military school in Kjevik
Norwegian Coast Guard 228: Norway Coast Guard, Westland test serial G-BIZS
Norwegian Coast Guard 228: 08dec14 Last flight; to military school in Kjevik
232 mk86 1981 232: Norway Coast, Westland test serial G-17-11
Norwegian Coast Guard 232: Norway Coast, Westland test serial G-17-11
235 mk86 1981 235: Norway Coast, Westland test serial G-17-12; w/o 12jan88 crashed at Andsv+
Norwegian Coast Guard 235: Norway Coast, Westland test serial G-17-12; w/o 12jan88 crashed at Andsvann near Bardufoss due to ...
237 mk86 1981 237: Norway Coast Guard, Westland test serial G-17-13; wfu 15oct10 when the air+
Norwegian Coast Guard 237: Norway Coast Guard, Westland test serial G-17-13; wfu 15oct10 when the airframe was running out of h...
13 C/N found in this Organisation.



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