Project ManagerContact Carita
FAIR (Finding innovations to Accelerate the Implementation of Regional electric aviation) is a two-year project to support the early and efficient commercialization of electric regional flights in the Kvarken region.
The technical progress of electric aviation is rapidly advancing. Within the coming five-year period several models of regional electric aircraft will be on the market. Since electric aircraft does not produce any operational greenhouse gas emissions, it is set to be one of the most climate-efficient modes of transport in the future. At the same time, electric operation means drastically reduced fuel and maintenance costs, which creates very competitive operating costs and thus potential for a completely new regional air system.
Early implementation of electric aviation in the Kvarken region has the potential to effectively address some of the region’s major challenges such as demographic change and urbanization, long distances and the lack of east-west communications, and the global need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact.
The project’s partnership consists largely of actors in the Kvarken region, i.e. the counties of Ostrobothnia, South Ostrobothnia, and Central Ostrobothnia in Finland and the county of Västerbotten and municipality of Örnsköldsvik in Sweden. The project is owned by the Kvarken Council and is managed by Tyréns.
The budget of FAIR is EUR 1 087 500 EUR, whereof 60% EU-funding via the Interreg Botnia-Atlantica programme. The rest of the funding comes from national and regional co-funding, the Nordic Council of Ministers and from municipal and private co-funding.
FAIR is divided into four objectives
1. Proposing where to implement electric-powered regional flights in the Kvarken region and increase knowledge of the regional effects
2. Invent the need of measures at nodes and examine financing options
3. Develop innovative concepts and business models supporting an early implementation of electric-powered regional aircraft
4. Raise awareness / knowledge of regional electric aviation in the region to promote demand and accelerate application
Leader of Work Package
May 2020 until June 2022
EUR 1 087 500
Interreg Botnia-Atlantica, and others