The Norwegian Ministry of Transport has commissioned Avinor and the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority to develop a proposed program for the introduction of electrified aircraft. The report suggests that by 2030, the first regular domestic scheduled flights in Norway will be operated with electrified aircraft.
Furthermore, it recommends a package of incentives and measures, which will help achieve the proposed objective that by 2040, all domestic aviation in Norway will be operated with electrified aircraft.
“The world is facing a climate crisis and it is up to us in the transportation sector to make the biggest reductions in emissions. Helping to achieve this is my primary task as Minister of Transport and Communications. We must deliver on this, and electric aircraft may be part of the solution. I am now looking forward to reading the proposal for electric aircraft program prepared by Avinor and the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority,” says Knut Arild Hareide, Minister of Transport and Communications.
The report was handed over to the Minister at an event hosted by the aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce in Trondheim on the 5th of March.
“The assignment given to Avinor and the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority by the Norwegian government has now been completed and the conclusions are extremely clear. Our recommendation is that Norway should be one of the main arenas in the world for the electrification of air travel, says CEO of Avinor”, Dag Falk-Petersen.
“In order to ensure that high-quality transport services continue to be provided in Norway, it is in Norway’s own interest – from the perspective of both climate, district and transport policies – that zero and low-emission aircraft are developed which are capable of operating on the unique Norwegian short-haul network under the prevailing meteorological conditions in the country”, says Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Norway,Lars Kobberstad.
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