Norway as a European focus area for electric aircraft

Jon Georg DaleMinister of Transport and Communications Jon Georg Dale( Progress Party ).Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

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– “The government wants to encourage rapid phasing of electric aircraft. An agreement with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) could help speed up work on the electrification of aviation,” says Transport Minister Jon Georg Dale after a meeting with EASA CEO Patrick Ky last week.

In June, the Civil Aviation Authority and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) signed an agreement on work on electrification of aviation. Norway, with its well-developed regional network, is considered the ideal area to invest in electric aircraft.

– “Norway is an elongated country, where aircraft are in flight providing the best commuter services for the most important collective offer. We have many flights with relatively few passengers over shorter distances. This makes Norway the perfect country for testing electrified solutions. We can contribute to greener aviation. It is very interesting that EASA wants to work with us on this,” says Dale.

The Government has requested professional advice from Avinor and the Civil Aviation Authority, which will propose a program for the introduction of electric aircraft in Norwegian aviation. This must be clear before the turn of the year.

Source: Ministry of Transport / Norway Today

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