In recent weeks, an electric aircraft tour has been carried out in southern Sweden and it was rounded off last week at Visby Airports, where a new charging infrastructure for electric aircraft was inaugurated.
Sweden’s only electric aircraft to date, a Pipistrel Velis Electro with the registration designation SE-KWH which is flown by Aeroklubben in Gothenburg, has at the end of September been on a tour of airports in southern Sweden. They have visited Halmstad City Airport, Ängelholm Helsingborg Airport, Kristianstad Österlen Airport, Kalmar Airport, and finally, Visby Airport, where the tour was rounded off on 1 October.
At Visby Airport, they also took the opportunity to inaugurate the airport’s new charging infrastructure for electric aircraft in connection with SE-KWH visiting the airport for the first time. The new infrastructure for electric aircraft consists of a total of three charging points for electric aircraft, located at two different locations at Visby Airport. Two charging points are installed on the airport’s main plate for aircraft, while the third is located at Gotland’s fight club, in the southern part of the airport.
“Electric aviation will play an important role in the conversion of aviation to fossil-free aviation. For that reason, it feels very positive for us that in addition to the airport and aircraft manufacturers, there is now also an airline player, BRA, who sees the potential in and wants to start flying commercial electric flights to and from Gotland and Stockholm when possible. The next step is to intensify the work of getting both infrastructural and commercial conditions in place together with other partners in the region, the business community, and in the aviation industry ”, says Gunnar Jonasson who is airport manager at Visby Airport.
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Original article (SE): https://flyg24nyheter.com/2021/10/06/elflygsturne-avslutades-pa-visby-airport/