About the program

The leading hub in the commercialization of electrified aviation in Sweden

We are the early adopters of electric aviation

Skellefteå has launched the ELIS program with the ambition of becoming an early adopter of electric aviation and a leading hub in the commercialization of electrified aviation in Sweden and beyond. The best way to innovate and push boundaries forward is to collaborate and work together.

The programme therefore invites partners to work with us and to identify joint projects. The program will set a scene for developers around the world to test their vehicles and equipment in real conditions and thereby contribute to speed up the development. There is a 1MW power supply available at airside and we are already in discussions with international partners regarding test, development and certification in real conditions.

Investments in battery-electric and hydrogen aircraft and eVTOL increases all the time and the first commercial use is expected already by 2023-2025. In ELIS, the plan is to have commercial traffic regionally and to Finland up and
running by 2025.

ELIS program doesn’t have an end date but is rather considered to grow as it contributes to breakthroughs in research and development of new commercial models for electric aviation.

Skellefteå is the right place for this development to take place:


We have a comparatively free airspace in this region which makes it optimal for testing activity. We also care very much for our air to continue being breathable and clean.


We have a strong need for fast, secureand sustainable accessibility to and from Skellefteå and the wider region This is a key for the region's long-term development hence there is a strong public support for this development.


In Skelleftea we have a broad competence in electrification.  Adding current sustainability investments at the municipality's airport, unique conditions are created for business development linked to electrified aviation.


With the right infrastructure in place, conditions are also created for testing vehicles, charging solutions and energy storage in low temperatures, fog, clouds, wind, darkness, etc.

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