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Norway’s Pilot Flight Academy (PFA) has signed a contract for 10 new full electric training aircraft from the German manufacturer, Flight Design with engines from Siemens.
The aircraft will be EASA-certified for commercial pilot training and delivered in the first part of 2021. This enables PFA to provide full electric MPL-pilot education only using electric aircraft and flight simulators.
PFA’s CEO Frode Granlund is very proud to introduce an all-electric pilot education – “Sustainability in aviation is very important and these new electric aircraft from Flight Design is perfect for pilot education. They have an endurance of up to 3,5 hours and can be used for both VFR and IFR training”
Granlund says further – “Norway is a perfect place to introduce electric aircraft. In Norway electricity is provided from renewable hydroelectric sources and more than 50% of all new cars sold are all-electric. In Norway we have learned to trust and believe in electric cars and also learned that the operating and maintenance costs are much lower on electric vehicles compared to traditional combustion engines”.