Finavia joins the Network for Electric Aviation

    Finavia joined (28-Jan-2020) the Network for Electric Aviation (NEA), a Nordic initiative to enhance and accelerate the development and introduction of electric aviation to the Nordics. NEA members will meet in late Jan-2020 to discuss electric aviation in workshops, such as standardising electric air infrastructure in the Nordic countries and developing aircraft technology for Nordic weather conditions. Finavia technical director Henri Hansson commented: “Electric-powered aircraft will likely be a vital part of tackling the environmental challenges of the aviation industry. As an airport operator, we want to find out what kind of development electric flying will require from our airports”. Mr Hansson said electric aircraft would be “especially suited” to short-haul routes, adding he expects the first electric passenger aircraft to operate on domestic routes by the end of the 2020s. As previously reported by CAPA, other NEA members include Air GreenlandAvinorFinnairIcelandairSAS and Swedavia. [more – original PR]