Power Up

Airports in the Netherlands will start with electric flying

Eindhoven Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Groningen Airport Eelde and Maastricht Aachen Airport are going to carry out tests with electric flying. The trial is supported by the Royal Schiphol Group and NLR - Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre. In the shared learning environment 'Power Up', the aim is for the airports to gain knowledge of the feasibility, potential and handling of electric flights.

The test results will be used for research into the operation of scheduled flights with aircraft powered by electricity, to connect regions and create a dense network within Europe. It is expected that the first electric passenger flights will be operated between airports in the Netherlands within five years. For more information, click here.

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Cooperation in the regions

The trial is supported by Brainport Development and Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM). For the project Power Up, the airports are looking for collaboration with innovative companies and start-ups. Power Up offers economic opportunities for the regions and for business, by entering into innovative partnerships. We are talking about, for example, opportunities in the field of Battery technology, electric aircraft engines and charging systems, and possibilities in the field of hydrogen technology and infrastructure. More about the regional opportunities can be found in the news section on this website.

On the initiative of Eindhoven Airport, Groningen Eelde Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport
Supported by Schiphol Group, Netherlands Aerospace Centre and M3 Consultancy