Several players are joining forces to make the world’s first commercial electric aircraft route possible. The goal is for the route between Stavanger and Bergen to be operational from 2023.
“The goal is to get the world’s first commercial electric aircraft route. This is a world record and no one has better conditions than us to manage it. Big partners are joining forces and there is no doubt that it will become reality,” said Harald Minge, CEO of the Business Association, to Stavanger Aftenblad.
The project is a collaboration between Avinor, Sparebanken Vest, Berg-Hansen, Aircontact Group and the Norwegian Business Association in the Stavanger region.
The government has commissioned Avinor to develop a programme to facilitate the introduction of electric aircraft in commercial aviation. It is Avinor Flesland and Sola who are responsible for putting in place the electric aircraft infrastructure.
“No one knows yet what this will look like in practice so for us, it is very important to have more partners who can contribute to the planning,” said Sola airport director Anette Sigmundstad to the newspaper.