33 The Kvarken region is perfect for early implementation of electric aircraft, says Mathias. – We are separated by water areas, have relatively long distances between our cities, and there is no competing infrastructure to all locations. Electric aircraft will be a game changer for the entire market, he says. – There is a possibility that electric flights will be significantly cheaper to fly with than traditional flights. The number of users will increase. We will most likely have profitability on less busy routes. It will create new transport patterns. Many actors contribute to the project in different ways. – We have partners from every corner of the programme area. The universities have looked at routes, RISE at the innovation processes. I am very proud of this level of cross-border cooperation, he says. He is also proud that the FAIR project was ahead of its time. – We have contributed to pushing the commissioning of electric aircraft forward, says Mathias. Did you know… Electric-powered aircraft already exist, and there are several ongoing development projects. In terms of regional flights, a smaller electric-powered aircraft for up to 19 passengers and with a flight range of 400 kilometers would suit the region well. This range is sufficient for commuting, recreation, and cooperation in the Kvarken region. Simon Oja (Biofuel region), Lars Westin (CERUM Umeå Univer- sity), Jeroen Peeters (RISE), Isak Brändström (Project Manager), Pipistrel Velis Electro (Green flight academy), Andreas Forsgren (Project Manager), Ida Norberg (Biofuel region), Carita Roslund (RISE) and Hans-Peter Carlson (MidtSkandia).