Encouraging electric aircraft
Schiphol is encouraging the development of electric fight by carrying out a pilot at Rotterdam The Hague Airport. It is the location of the Pipistrel Velis Electro – an aircraft that can carry 2 people. The Pipistrel is the first electric aircraft registered in the Netherlands. Electric aircraft can help to drastically lower aviation’s carbon emissions.
Research for the advancement of electric flight
The Pipistrel is being used at Rotterdam The Hague Airport to gather the necessary knowledge and experience to advance electric flight. Research is also being done into the impact of electric aircraft on the airport. Commercial flights are a long way off, but progress is being made in the area of electric flight. Schiphol Group is following the developments closely.
Schiphol is conducting the research at Rotterdam The Hague Airport together with partners from a sustainable aviation organisation called ‘Duurzame luchtvaarttafel’ (innovation and hybrid electric aircraft project group) and Rotterdam the Hague Innovation Airport (RHIA) community.