Skellefteå strengthens its leading position in electrified aviation

21 May 2024

If everything goes according to plan, Skellefteå can make history in terms of electrified aviation. Here is the world's most sustainable pilot academy, a test bed for battery- and hydrogen-powered flights and soon one of Europe's largest droneports. The team at the ELIS program with Henrik Littorin, Magnus Wiklund and Annelie Viksten tell us more about the continued plans for electric flights in Skellefteå.

Challenges with permits for drone flights

20 May 2024

All test facilities for autonomous aviation across Europe have their own specific focus, but all struggle with the same obstacles. This became evident when representatives from Skellefteå Droneport participated in the networking event organized recently in Amsterdam by the European UAS Test Centre Alliance.

"Think globally but act locally”

23 April 2024

After a few days at the Amsterdam Drone Week, the conclusion was that the work on the Skellefteå Droneport is a crucial piece in the development of drones and drone-related services.

Meeting new requirements for efficient charging

25 March 2024

To meet the increased demands for electricity for charging at airports, the partners in the collaboration project YourFlight will investigate how electricity supply can be best provided.

BBC Travel visit Green Flight Academy

28 February 2024

The Green Flight Academy is a product of the ELIS program's efforts to advance electrified aviation. BBC Travel decided to pay a visit to the world’s first pilot program designed from a sustainability perspective. The program has a reach of approximately 70 million viewers each week.

Project for drone shipping at Skellefteå Droneport

13 February 2024

An innovative project has started at Skellefteå Droneport with the goal of carrying out pre- commercial tests for drone shipping. The project includes a system demonstrator that integrates community dialogue, technology and business.

OATS project completed

12 February 2024

At the beginning of 2023, the feasibility study started to establish an Open Area Test Site (OATS) at Skellefteå Airport. The purpose of the project has been to investigate the possibility of establishing a test environment at an airport where technical tests on electromagnetic compatibility for electric aircraft, eVTOLs, drones, electrified powertrains and charging infrastructure can be carried out.

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