Electra.aero and Surf Air Mobility will operate and lease hybrid-electric aircraft

Feb. 20, 2024
The agreement calls for Electra to deliver 90 aircraft to Surf Air, which will integrate them into its green regional air mobility platform, Jack Daleo writes for Flying.

MANASSAS, Va., - Green regional air mobility provider Surf Air Mobility is joining forces with Electra.aero, the manufacturer of a nine-seat, hybrid-electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) design. A bilateral agreement between the two firms announced Thursday seeks to bring Electra’s eSTOL to market by leveraging Surf Air’s on-demand air mobility platform and Aircraft-as-a-Service (ACaaS) leasing program for operators. Surf Air also secured preferred delivery positions for 90 Electra aircraft, Jack Daleo writes for Flying.

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The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

20 February 2024 -Surf Air continues to develop its own electrified powertrain technology for the Cessna GrandCaravan aircraft whose development is supported by an exclusive relationship with Textron Aviation. Surf Air will use its platform to bring the electrified Caravan aircraft to market on a global scale, thus proving what it can do for other aircraft makers as well.

“With billions of dollars being invested into the regional and advanced air mobility space, it’s becoming increasingly important for a solution that can on-ramp new technologies and get them into the hands of operators as quickly and safely as possible,” said Jamie Strecker, VP of Business Development for Surf Air Mobility. “Through our air mobility platform and our Aircraft-as-a-Service program, we believe we can accelerate Electra’s eSTOL aircraft time to market.”

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