FAIR webinar with Nord University on
How to electrify regional aviation in Norway
The FAIR webinar June 20th hosted professor Gisle Solvoll from Nord University talking about how to electrify regional aviation in Norway. Nord University is part of the FAIR project in work package one, investigating regional effects of regional electric aviation.
Many airports, short routes, small planes, and strong government involvement through PSO-routes, make Norway well suited as a first market and an innovation arena for the introduction and use of electric aircrafts. Professor Gisle Solvoll presented the Avinor model and discussed how economic incentives to the use of zero-emission planes through reduced charges, can challenge the Avinor-model.
Professor Solvoll also demonstrated regional PSO-routes, and a possible starting route for electric aviation between Bodø – Røst. Professor Solvoll also drew parallels to tendering of ferry services offering lessons learned for electrifying aviation, connecting to how competitive dialogue as a tool for procurement, could be well suited for the purchase of PSO-routes operated by electric aircrafts.
The webinar dialogue touched upon for example possibilities for electric aviation and the timeline for environmentally friendly planes, debating process and necessary infrastructure. Participants also discussed cost and benefits, sustainable aviation fuels and the current aviation system.
A warm thank you to Professor Gisle Solvoll for participating!
If you missed out, don’t worry! You will find the webinar recording here.If you want invitations to webinars, email firstname.lastname@example.org.The goal of the network workshops is to contribute to and further develop a Nordic competence network within electric aviation but also to raise knowledge of regional electric aviation.
”FAIR is an Interreg Botnia-Atlantica financed project developing a methodology to support an early and efficient commercialization of electric-powered regional flights in the Kvarken region.”