All short-haul flights in Norway will be entirely electric by 2040, in plans made by the nation’s public operator of air transport. State-owned Avinor, which operates most of Norway’s civil airports, is aiming to be the “first in the world” to switch to electric air transport, according to its chief executive Dag Falk-Petersen. “We think that all flights lasting up to 1.5 hours can be flown by aircraft that are entirely electric,” he told AFP. The announcement confirms Norway’s reputation as a leader in electric power.
Independent 18th Jan 2018 read more »