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Electric aircraft will fly on domestic routes in Finland

A meeting hosted by Finavia and Finnair yesterday and today in Helsinki

The Finnish airport operator Finavia has joined a Nordic initiative to enhance the development of electric aviation. The Network for Electric Aviation (NEA) is an initiative, where Nordic actors come together to accelerate the introduction of electric aviation in the Nordic countries.

Since 2018, the operator has been funding a fully electric aircraft, that had a successful test flight at Malmi Airport in Helsinki in summer 2018. Joining the NEA is the next step in contributing to the development of electric flying and a part of Finavia’s climate program which aims at decreasing CO2 emissions at the airports.

The NEA network members meet in Helsinki this week. In a meeting hosted by Finavia and Finnair on the 28th and 29th January 2020, the members discuss electric aviation in workshops. The topics include standardizing electric air infrastructure in the Nordic countries and developing aircraft technology for Nordic weather conditions.

NEA consists of partners such as Nordic airport operators, Nordic airlines and start-ups specialized in electric aviation. The first network meeting was held in Östersund, Sweden, in December 2019. The work of the NEA is funded by Nordic Innovation, an organization under the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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