Norse Atlantic Airways launches Cadet Program w/ OSM Aviation Academy

Stein Mjåtveit

Norse Atlantic Airways and OSM Aviation Academy have agreed to work together to launch a cadet program that will prepare the flight academy’s students for a future career at the new long-haul airline.

Norse will take to the skies in the second quarter of 2022 and will operate affordable flights between Europe and North America with a fleet of 15 modern and more environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Once the airline is fully operational, the development and developing of a cadet program will commence in close collaboration with OSM Aviation Academy.

“Initiating a career path and mentorship program for our pilots as early as their initial stages of education and training aligns with our values of inclusive, ownership, and kindness. We believe that taking ownership and including our future colleagues at an early stage will be a key effort in securing the talent of tomorrow,” said Chief Culture Officer Kristin Berthelsen at Norse.

“We are thrilled to launch this collaboration with Norse Atlantic Airways, a company that represents innovation and will create many new jobs in the aviation industry. We see our students as future colleagues, ensuring that they have the best career options after graduation. This partnership will motivate them even further to study diligently and work hard to pursue these opportunities and make a future for themselves,” said Hans Kyrre Hultgren, Managing Director at OSM Aviation Academy.

Norse’s CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen owns 73.5 percent of OSM Aviation Academy through his company BTLCO.

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About OSM Aviation Academy

OSM Aviation Academy has trained and educated pilots since 1963 and is shaping the future of aviation by providing an excellent education for the next generation of pilots. OSMAA aims to offer carbon-neutral pilot education by 2025 and promotes inclusion and diversity in the aviation industry to ensure that there will be enough qualified and highly trained pilots in the years to come. The academy has training locations in Norway, Sweden, and the United States of America. For more information, visit

About Norse Atlantic Airways

Norse Atlantic Airways is a new airline that will offer affordable fares on long-haul flights, primarily between Europe and the United States. The company was founded by CEO and major shareholder Bjørn Tore Larsen in March 2021. Norse has a fleet of 15 modern, fuel-efficient, and more environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliners that will serve destinations including New York, Florida, Paris, London, and Oslo, among others. First flights are expected to take off in the second quarter of 2022.

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