Oslo airport tests self-propelled snow plowers

Oslo Airport GardermoenOslo Airport Gardermoen.Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

This winter Avinor will test two self-propelled snow plowing vehicles at Gardermoen. This is one of the first projects in the world where large machines will run autonomously.


Ever since 2010, Avinor has had a desire to automate the plowing. Last winter one was demonstrated at Fagernes. Now Norway’s main airport get its turn.

“New way of thinking and innovation are important for Avinor. Many tasks in aviation will be done in the future differently than done today.”

“Avinor wants to test autonomy and clearly sees gains in efficiency in the near future with new solutions in winter operations and other areas,” says Margrethe Snekkerbakken, Executive Vice President for Safety, Environment and Strategy.

She emphasizes that safety is the main priority during testing. A driver is in charge and can take over if needed. The goal is to use the self-propelled machines at least 40 times by April 2019.


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