Regent eyes electric seaglider service in Abu Dhabi

April 30, 2024
The manufacturer will collaborate with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office and the Emirate’s Department of Municipalities and Transportation, Jack Daleo writes for Flying.

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Regent Craft, a manufacturer of all-electric seagliders that have garnered interest from U.S. military defense contractors, is eyeing the United Arab Emirates as a key market, Jack Daleo writes for FlyingContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

30 April 2024 - The company signed MOUs with Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and the Department of Municipalities and Transportation (DOT) today at DriftX, an international showcase of advanced and sustainable urban mobility held in Abu Dhabi.

Regent also inked an agreement with the Abu Dhabi DOT to integrate seaglider service into the existing UAE transportation network, with a focus on high-impact routes such as offshore service to Dalma Island and Sir Baniyas Island. Seagliders could also unlock new connectivity between Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah.

The seagliders will service routes up to 180 miles (300 km) with existing battery technology, with the potential to serve routes of up to 500 miles (800 km) once next-generation batteries become available while using existing dock infrastructure.

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
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