Electric Skies: Green Flyway for E-Planes
|Source: Sweden's Heart Aerospace Electric Plane ES-19|
|Source: Rolls Royce Electric Plane|
Safe Airspace to Test Electric Planes
Norway and Sweden have created a large, green airspace for the testing of electric planes and small to medium sized drones. This is the world's first test airspace for electric flights. The airspace straddles the Norway-Sweden border over an area between Roros and Osterund. It's large, rugged and challenging both from climate and terrain perspectives and includes mountains, lakes and forests. It's specifically designed to be a place to test manned electric aircraft and unmanned, small to medium sized drones.
Norway and Sweden Continue to Act for a Greener Environment
The green flyway is yet another world first example of Norway and Sweden's commitment to electric powered vehicles to reduce carbon emissions. The green flyway provides an isolated space to test fly new electric aircraft and drones. There are said to be at least 200 R&D projects developing electric planes that are ready for test flights. This green flyway is a catalyst to accelerate electric flight. Global air traffic pours millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere on a daily basis.
Big Players in the Mix
Rolls-Royce is currently developing electric engines for electric planes and recently unveiled its concept for the Rolls-Royce of electric planes. Norway's domestic airline Wideroe is ready to buy electric aircraft and is working with Rolls-Royce to develop powerful electric engines. A company already directly involved in the Green Flyway is Sweden's Heart Aerospace. Its ES-19 is the first airliner certified for commercial flights by 2025. Today's biggest operational electric planes have 4 seats. The world's first green flyway may speed humanity forward to a greener environment of electric aircraft flying us to our destinations with zero emissions.