Thorbjørn Lie

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Thorbjørn Lie (17 December 1943 19 November 2006) was a Norwegian businessperson and politician for the Progress Party.

The Progress Party is a political party in Norway. It is the country's third largest political party, and a part of the centre-right government coalition. The current leader of the party is Siv Jensen, who is also serving as Norway's Minister of Finance.

He was born in Lardal, but later settled in Førde. As a businessperson Lie is notable for founding the helicopter company Airlift in 1987. For a period he was the chief executive officer of the company. [1] He has also been chairman and co-owner of Helilift. [2]

Lardal Municipality in Vestfold, Norway

Lardal was a municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Svarstad. The parish of Laurdal was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. The municipality was divided into the parishes of Svarstad, Styrvoll, and Hem.

Førde Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

Førde is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Sunnfjord. The administrative center is the town of Førde which in 2016 had 10,255 inhabitants. Other villages in Førde municipality include Bruland, Holsen, Moskog, and Haukedalen. The Øyrane area in the town of Førde is a large industrial/commercial area for the region. The European Route E39 highway goes through the municipality, and it passes by the lake Holsavatnet.

Airlift AS is a helicopter operator based at Førde Airport, Bringeland in Gaular, Norway. The company operates a combined sixteen Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil and Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma. In addition to Bringeland, the company has bases at Kinsarvik, Stranda, Ljosland and Hønefoss Airport, Eggemoen. Airlift is owned by Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen and has about seventy employees.

Lie became a member of Sogndal municipal council in 2003. [1] He later served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Sogn og Fjordane during the term 20052009, but died only one year into the term. [3]

Sogndal Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

Sogndal is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located on the northern shore of the Sognefjorden in the traditional district of Sogn. The village of Sogndalsfjøra is the administrative center of Sogndal municipality. Other villages include Kaupanger, Kjørnes, Fimreite, Nornes, and Fjærland. Sogndal Airport, Haukåsen is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of Kaupanger.

Sogn og Fjordane County (fylke) of Norway

Sogn og Fjordane is a county in western Norway, bordering Møre og Romsdal, Oppland, Buskerud, and Hordaland. The county administration is in the village of Hermansverk in Leikanger municipality. The largest town in the county is Førde.

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References

  1. 1 2 Thorbjørn Lie (in Norwegian) at NRK Sogn og Fjordane County Encyclopedia
  2. "Kjendiseiere". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). 10 January 2004. p. 9.
  3. "Thorbjørn Lie" (in Norwegian). Storting.