Drones and electric-powered aircraft will soon be flying across the border between Norway and Sweden. The launch of the Green Flyway research project between Røros and Östersund marks a world-first test area for electric flights.
Many airlines and aviation companies in Norway and Sweden are already backing R&D projects in the field. Now the two countries have a cost-efficient test environment to accelerate those activities, thanks in part to a €2 million Euro grant from an EU interregional funding pot.
“In short, the project is about trying to facilitate test flights of driverless aircraft and drones in the airspace between Røros and Østersund, so that others who test out electric aircraft and drones can come here and use this as a test arena,” said project manager Hans Petter Kvikne to local Røros newspaper Fjell-Ljom.
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