The first permanently placed electric aircraft has arrived at Skellefteå Airport

Now the first two electric planes that the flight school Green Flight Academy will use in its flight school have arrived at Skellefteå Airport. The aircraft is among the first to be permanently based at an airport in Scandinavia and will be used for the company’s green flight training.

Skellefteå Airport is one of the leading airports in Sweden in terms of green conversion. The airport has its own fossil-free operations, access to fossil-free bio-aviation fuel and inaugurated in August Sweden’s most powerful charging infrastructure for electric aircraft, which led to the establishment of the world’s greenest commercial aviation school Green Flight Academy. The flight school will, when the business is fully developed, train up to 100 students annually and also mean about 20 new jobs.

  • One of the world’s first fossil-free airports and a green flight school that both have a commitment to implementing a green transformation of the aviation industry is a perfect match. This, together with a municipality and region that is a leader in climate work, means great opportunities. Green Flight Academy is now starting up the business with the goal of reaching 100 students, says Olov Hultin, CEO of Green Flight Academy

Green flight Academy has an order for ten electric aircraft of the brand Pipistrel Velis Electro, two of which have now been delivered and another eight will be delivered in 2022. The aircraft is the first certified electric aircraft in the world. The business will be conducted alternately between Skellefteå Airport and Campus Skellefteå.

  • We at Skellefteå Airport are very happy about Green Flight Academy’s establishment. The establishment creates local jobs at the same time as we drive the development of fossil-free transport forward, says Skellefteå Airport’s CEO Robert Lindberg

For more information:

Olov Hultin Robert Lindberg
Green Flight Academy Skellefteå Airport
070-693 39 46 070-551 70 75