The founding partners of Green Aviation Norway

Avinor is responsible for 43 state-owned airports as well as the air navigation service for civil and military aviation in Norway. This network connects all of Norway with the rest of the world.

Every year, Avinor contributes to 50 million safe and efficient flights. Around 2800 employees are responsible for planning, developing, and operating a unified airport and air navigation system.

Avinor is a driving force in environmental work and reducing the overall greenhouse gas emissions from Norwegian aviation. The company has a role as a facilitator of new energy carriers for aircraft, such as battery, hydrogen, or sustainable aviation fuel.

Avinor is operating and testing the world’s first certified battery-electric aircraft model together with the Norwegian Air Sports Association (NLF), SAS, Widerøe and the environmental foundation ZERO. The aim of the joint project is to demonstrate technology, gain operational experience and test different charging concepts to position Norway as a leader in electric aircraft in the world.

Together with energy efficiency improvements and constant modernisation of the aircraft fleet, as well as the phasing in of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), electrified aircraft can contribute to reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions. In sum, these efforts will move us closer to the goal of fossil free aviation in Norway by 2050.

SINTEF is Scandinavia’s largest independent research institute, and creates value through research, knowledge, and innovation. We develop solutions and technology that are brought into practical use.

SINTEF is a broad, multidisciplinary research organisation with international top-level expertise in the fields of technology, natural sciences, medicine, and social sciences. SINTEF is one of Europe’s four largest independent research organisations and aims to be a world-leading contract research institution. SINTEF is a non-commercial enterprise, where the profits are invested back in new research, scientific equipment, and expertise. The enterprise group consists of the foundation SINTEF, four research companies, SINTEF TTO AS and SINTEF Holding. SINTEF’s main markets are research and development projects for companies, organisations, and the public sector. SINTEF has approximately 2,200 employees.

One of SINTEF’s ambitions is to create sustainable solutions that realize a necessary shift in the transport sector. Sustainable transport solutions are central in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We believe in engaging in technology development and testing to achieve the goals of green aviation and see it as important that some of the competence and value creation takes place in Norway. We see a potential in creating national values, competitiveness, and sustainable social solutions of great value for both Norway and the world.

Luftfartstilsynet Civil Aviation Authority Norway

Civil Aviation Authority Norway is responsible for approvals, oversight and the regulatory framework for the civil aviation sector in Norway. Our main objective is to contribute to aviation that is both safe, sustainable and serves its purpose for society.

Aviation is an international transport sector with strict safety requirements, a comprehensive regulatory framework and is complex in operation with many interdependencies. To make air transport more sustainable we will need both new and improved technologies, sustainable aviation fuel and more efficient operations. To contribute to accelerated and more efficient innovation in this hard-to-abait sector, early involvement of authorities and public collaboration across sectors and between states is valuable.

For CAA Norway, the focus will be on working with other authorities, participating in assessing how new technologies and new solutions will impact other parts of aviation and the mobility system, including the need for regulatory changes, provide guidance to various key stakeholders, and contribute to the safe integration of new technologies. Furthermore, we will also be continuing the collaborative work with EASA and its member states, including a feasibility assessment of a regulatory sandbox for more efficient testing of new technologies and concepts. CAA Norway’s headquarters is in Bodø.

The Federation of Norwegian Industries (Norsk Industri) is part of the overall Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO). As such, it is the largest association within the NHO with 25 percent of the total employees in NHO member companies.

The federation represents around 3000 member companies with approx. 127,500 employees. Member companies’ interests are our main focus. The Federation of Norwegian Industries Total annual turnover for the sectors that the Federation of Norwegian Industries represents exceeds approx. NOK 600 billion. Total annual exports have a value of approx. NOK 300 billion.

The Federation of Norwegian Industries works for framing conditions for businesses in sectors and industries such as:
Oil and gas contractors, onshore petroleum activities, aluminium, aquaculture and aquaculture suppliers, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, cement, chemical industries, electro and energy equipment, furniture, glass and ceramics, machine and hardware industry, maritime industry, graphic arts and communication, metals, mining, paints and coatings, plastics, recycling and textiles.

The Federation of Norwegian Industries was established in 2006 on the basis of the Federation of Norwegian Manufacturing Industries (TBL) and the Federation of Norwegian Process Industries (PIL). The Federation’s most important task is to ensure that the authorities adopt a long-term fiscal policy and framing conditions for a competitive Norwegian industry. Important issues are stable, safe and high activity, increased activity towards international projects, conditions to secure and achieve sustainable business, technology, competence and R&D as well as positive profiling the industry.