FAIR, electric aviation

The concept of Electric aviation is said to increase accessibility and to lower emissions and operational costs. The first generation of Electric aircrafts will be especially suitable for regional operations.

The Kvarken region is characterized by long distances and natural barriers, and the east-west communications within the region are underdeveloped compared to the north-south domestic relations. The appealing characteristics of electric aviation should be a good fit for integrating the region in a sustainable way.

Currently there is a new green industry emerging in the Nordics profiled by forerunners like Northvolt, FREYR, Hybrit and H2 Green steel where the region’s availability of low carbon energy production is essential. Access to a world leading environment in green industry and sustainable energy production implicates possibilities for the next generation of aviation to be charged, supported and further developed in a sustainable way!

Curious of what the future of travelling in the Kvarken region could be like? In that case, meet up with the FAIR-team at Energy Week and learn more! You will also hear about the unique and ongoing development at Skellefteå Airport – where electric aviation already is reality!

 

Programme

09.00-09.05 Introduction by moderator – Anna Måtts-Fransén, VASEK

09.05-09.15 Welcome to the future of aviation – Jeroen Peeters RISE

09.15-09.30 The rise and fall of regional aviation – Lars Westin, Umeå University

09.30-09.50 Why electric aviation? – Isak Brändström & Andreas Forsgren, Tyréns

09.50-10.00 Short break

10.00-10.20 Electric aircrafts and charging infrastructure – Arne Smedberg, BioFuel Region

10.20-10.30 Electric aviation – a new industry in Kvarken? – Antti Mäenpää, University of Vaasa

10.30-10.55 Skellefteå – a front-runner in electric aviation – Robert Lindberg, Skellefteå Airport

10.55-11.00 Closing remarks by moderator – Anna Måtts-Fransén, VASEK

 

 

For sustainable travel. FAIR is a two-year project to support the early and efficient commercialization of electric regional flights in the Kvarken region. Funded via the Interreg Botnia-Atlantica programme.
(photo: Heart Aerospace)

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Art Hall (Vaasa City Hall)
Senaatinkatu 1, behind Vaasa City Hall
Wednesday 23 March
09:00 - 11:00

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Electric aviation in the Kvarken region

Moderator

Anna Måtts-Fransén
Logistics Expert, Project Manager, VASEK

Speakers

Jeroen Peeters
Senior Design Researcher, RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden)
Prototyping Societies and Visiting Researcher at the Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology. Jeroen works on applied design research for societal transformation, leveraging prototype-driven methodologies to develop experienceable futures with the aim of making the world a little bit more beautiful, inclusive and sustainable.

Lars Westin
Professor in Regional Economics, CERUM, Umeå university
Member of the Board of The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), Member of the scientific committees of Transport Analysis and the Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis. Member of the Advisory Council of Folkteatern Gävleborg. Member of the Royal Skyttean Society, the scientific academy of Northern Sweden.

Isak Brändström
Strategy consultant, Tyréns Sverige AB
Project manager of FAIR – Finding innovations to Accelerate the Implementation of electric Regional aviation. An Interreg Botnia-Atlantica project focusing on an early implementation of electric aviation in the Kvarken region.

Andreas Forsgren
Head of department, Tyréns Sverige AB
Project manager of FAIR – Finding innovations to Accelerate the Implementation of electric Regional aviation. An Interreg Botnia-Atlantica project focusing on an early implementation of electric aviation in the Kvarken region.

Arne Smedberg
CEO, BioFuel Region
CEO of BioFuel Region since 2011. Arne has 20+ years of experience in the energy field. He was previously regional manager for Swedenergy, an industry organization that represents energy companies. He has worked as an engineer in process industries and with quality management for companies. He has also worked with financial visualization various industries and been the manager of an adventure company in the mountains. He is a dedicated alpine skier, golfer and sailor.

Antti Mäenpää
Assistant Professor, School of Management in University of Vaasa
Antti studies innovations and regional collaboration, which links very well with FAIR -project and early electric aviation implementation in the Kvarken region.

Robert Lindberg
CEO Skellefteå Airport, Vice president Swedish Regional Airports
Skellefteå Airport is one of the world's first fossil-free airports and the airport develop future sustainable transport. Robert is CEO of Skellefteå Airport but has also held several other assignments within Skellefteå municipality, such as chairman of the board of Skellefteå Kraft.

Kvarken Council EGTC

Johanna Häggman

Communications Manager, Kvarken Council EGTC
tel: +358 50 309 2960

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