Targeting to halve emissions from the transport sector by 2030, compared to 2005 levels, the government announced its National Transport Plan for 2022-2033.
During the plan period, the government will allocate NOK 1,200 billion to the development of an efficient, eco-friendly and safe transport system.
Within this framework, the government of Norway is planning to spend around NOK 4.9 billion on the relocation of Bodø airport and the construction of a new airport in Mo I Rana.
The government also intends to facilitate the phasing in of aircraft with low or no emissions. The development of such aircraft is still in an early phase, but it has been estimated that they will be able to come into commercial operation by 2030.
Several transport technologies are targeted in this programme:
- all-electric aircraft, hybrid electric aircraft or aircraft where hydrogen is burned directly in the engine
- First zero-, low- emission passenger aircraft: Based on current knowledge, it can be assumed that aviation may require increased access to electricity and charging infrastructure in the future. It is expected that the first zero- and low-emission passenger aircraft will have relatively low seat capacity (up to 19 seats) and limited range. They will be able to be on the market by 2030.
- Larger aircraft with a longer range: According to current estimates, larger aircraft with a larger range will be able to be on the market sometime between 2030 and 2035.