Enabling a sustainable future in Air Transportation
Climate change knows no borders.
Independent Business Group is an infrastructure company within the aviation and air mobility sector. Providing services for sustainable and efficient air mobility through innovation.
Bringing the future closer to the world.
Welcome to IBG
Independent Business Group (IBG) is headquartered in Norrköping, Sweden with expertise in Air Traffic Management, Airport and Advanced Air Mobility infrastructure. Our core competence is to optimize airspace, airports and Advanced Air Mobility infrastructure from an air traffic, regulatory, technical, financial, and sustainable perspective by providing project management, area expertise and procurement support. We function both as a turnkey contractor and subcontractor. Since 2007, IBG has conducted 90 successful projects in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa and participated in an impressive number of large European and Scandinavian research projects.
Four Megatrends impacting Aviation
Four megatrends reshape the aviation industry at its core. Independent Business Group (IBG) enables customers to use emerging opportunities and build a future-proof, optimized and sustainable aviation industry.
Digitalization permeates every link in the air transportation value chain. From design of new aircraft via airspace control to passenger services. The strong growth of e-commerce leads to a large increase in transportation of goods across the globe, and on the operational side new digital innovations offer solutions for increased efficiency at the airports.
Globally, aviation accounts for about 2-3 percent of total carbon dioxide emissions.
Consequently, there is increasing pressure on the industry to reduce its negative impact on our climate. Many passengers hesitate to fly, as opinion makers advocate other means of travel and advises against flying.
Post pandemic recovery of passenger traffic
Between 2009 and 2019 air travel increased by 83 percent to some 4.5 billion passengers boarded. In 2020 this number dropped to 1.8 billion in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic. Today we see a strong recovery in number of passengers globally and the estimation is that the global travelling soon is back to 2019 figures and that we in a longer perspective will have a continuous growth that will more than double the global travelling until 2040.
Alternative power sources and new technologies
Power sources, new technologies
Aircraft manufacturers are pushing innovation to find renewable power sources. Electricity and hydrogen powered aircraft will be ready for commercial use before the end of the decade. Drones with vertical take-off and landing capabilities will reshape air transportation within and between urban and rural.