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SINTEF has broad competance and knowledge contributing to the development of the aviation industry.

Contact person

  • Trond Bakken

    Trond Bakken

    Marketing Director for EU Research in SINTEF Digital Management and Staff

We believe technology and digitalization will provide the aviation industry with great opportunities in the future: 

  • Could air traffic controllers manage more flights with the help of modern technology?
  • Could the pilots be able to plan flights with less turbulence?
  • Could citizens experience less noise from an increasing number of flights?
  • Could the future navigation and communication in the aviation domain happen almost without expensive ground installations?
  • Can the quality of the air in the cockpit and cabin be improved?
  • Can future flights reduce the environmental impact with the help of modern technology?
  • Can aviation safety and security gain on lessons learned from other domains?

As the largest independent cross domain research organisation in Scandinavia we are sure that the answer is yes to all the questions above – and we can help facilitating the solution together with you. Building on our experience and state of the art research both within the aviation domain and in other domains, such as space, oil and gas, railway, road.

Business Areas

Aircraft Noise

An increasing number of airports face operational restrictions due to environmental impact limitations.

Air Traffic Management Architecture

SINTEF contributed to the definition of the technical content of the AIRM (Aeronautical Information Reference Model) and the implementation of the model through participation in the AIRM Change Control Board (CCB), the Information Modelling Team and...

Drones and Robotics

Drones and Robotics

SINTEF pushes the boundaries of autonomous drones and robot capabilities. Mobile and autonomous sensor systems constitute a priority area at SINTEF.

Human Performance in Aviation

A range of technical solutions pose great demands on the users' attention. In particular, this is the case in the process industry, air traffic management, and crisis management.

Safe and Secure Aviation

SINTEF has been actively involved in the development the security risk assessment methodology for SESAR and the SESAR Safety Reference Material in SESAR 1.

Satellite Navigation

SINTEF is involved in data processing and algorithm development based on the measurements collected at the following GBAS installations:

SESAR Joint Undertaking

SESAR Joint Undertaking

SINTEF Digital is a full member through the NATMIG consortium together with 18 other partners/consortia, approximately 80 partners including third parties.


Relevant News

European aircraft to use satellite communication

European aircraft to use satellite communication

The European aviation sector is planning to introduce satellite communication between aircraft and the ground, resulting in fewer zig-zag flight paths, reductions in CO2 emissions, and saved time and money. Norwegian researchers are looking into data...