Speaker Bio

Axel Knutsen


VP Drone Programme

Axel Knutsen is Vice President of Avinor’s Drone Program, where he leads a highly experienced team covering UTM, eVTOLs, vertiports, counter UAS and similar related topics. He is responsible for developing and implementing Avinor’s strategy related to the drone industry, governmental affairs, and new business development. Axel also works closely on regulatory matters related to uncrewed aviation. Axel has many years of experience as an air traffic controller in different towers in Norway. Before starting the Drone Program, he was key account manager in Avinor and a specialist in the Remote Tower Program. Axel has been involved in a wide range of projects in Avinor related to operational and strategic aspects. He studied economics at BI and aviation management at Nord University.