MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: NORWEGIAN SPECIAL MISSION
NADIC Member Norwegian Special Mission Delivers Two Cessna Citation Latitude Special Mission Aircraft to Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF)
“Norwegian Special Mission AS (NSM) is based on a solid foundation of experienced management and aviation professionals. We are a private limited company with 100% Norwegian owners, with Sundt AS as the main investor, devoted to a long term and stable operation. We build on a long Norwegian tradition participating actively in the aviation society to develop advanced, reliable and cost efficient special airborne mission solutions for Flight Inspection and Airborne Surveillance”. https://www.nsm.aero/about-nsm/
Norwegian Special Mission has been a valued NADIC member since 2017
On April 21, 2020, Textron Aviation Inc. Shared on their website that they have successfully delivered the first two Cessna Citation Latitude aircraft configured for flight inspection missions. The aircraft were delivered to Kanematsu Corporation and will be owned and operated by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) to ensure the integrity of instrument approaches and airway procedures that constitute the national airspace of Japan. A third aircraft is anticipated to deliver in early 2021.
The article further reads that the aircraft are fitted with UNIFIS 3000 Flight Inspection System equipment from Norwegian Special Mission (NSM), the aircraft will provide flight inspection missions through the periodic evaluation of navigational aids, such as flight procedures and electronic signals, to ensure they are safe and accurate. The aircraft will be operated by the Flight Checker Squadron, a JASDF unit based at Iruma Air Base in Saitama Prefecture north of Tokyo.
On behalf of NADIC, we would like to congratulate Norwegian Special Mission on a job well done!