Norway to turn green in Aviation

On a mission to curb the increasing emissions and global warming, the Scandinavian nation Norway aims to come up with electric engines in Aviation.

“Many people say that we must get rid of air transport because we will never be able to deal with emissions and noise, but this is an outdated approach,” said Ketil Solvik-Olsen, Norwegian Transport Minister.

Norway, the expertise in electric vehicles aims to follow zero emission by 2025. Additionally, the government within 20 years, plans to electrify all the short-haul flights using electric propellers.

“In my mind, there is no doubt by 2040 Norway will be operating totally electric,” said Dag Falk-Petersen, head of the country’s public airport operator.

The risk factor increases as studies by IATA shows, that the number of air passengers is about to double by 7.8 billion per year in 2036.

The biggest challenge engineers face within electric propellers are the storage medium, where the batteries are heavier than fuel. And on the other side, Airbus in association with Rolls Royce aims to develop hybrid engines by 2020 to tackle the situation.