The first electric planes with quite a few seats are expected to be on the market within the next 2-3 years, and 9-19 seats a few years later. Drones and eVTOL are already being tested. Passenger versions, 4-6 seats, may be operational in the middle of this decade.
Aircraft must be developed and certified, and business cases form the basic for decisions. Importantly, preconditions on the ground must be prepared. Adaptation of infrastructure, take-off and landing facilities, charging, power supply and standardizations must be prepared and decided.
Denmark is well on its way, and we have to learn from other countries experiences. A lot is on the table, and a lot has already started. Now we step up!
This event should clarify how far we are, which opportunities are next, what’s in the pipeline, who can do what, and what needs to be prepared.