Originally published by: Ministry of Transport and Communications
The airspace is an important and valuable part of the Norwegian territory, in the same manner as the mainland territory and territorial waters. There is a need for clear rules governing the use of the airspace, taking into consideration increasingly advanced technologies, international agreements and obligations, a deteriorating security policy situation and wellestablished requirements for aviation safety, security, cyber security, preparedness and the environment. On this basis, the Norwegian Government established a working group in March 2020 composed of members from the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Armed Forces, Avinor and the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway. The Norwegian Government has prepared the Norwegian Airspace Strategy based on the work of the group. The Strategy outlines the main challenges relating to airspace use and highlights important choices for the future.