Press Launch

current: Jul 22, 2021 14:30 EDT

VoltAero’s groundbreaking Cassio hybrid-electric plane is now available for U.S. fractional possession as a result of the firm’s teaming with KinectAir, signing up for its on-demand from customers flight solutions driven by synthetic intelligence and employing an state-of-the-art smartphone software. 

KinectAir’s “Pioneer” plan opens prospects for fractional homeowners to reserve share positions, or complete aircraft, in four-seat Cassio 330s – the initial Cassio variation of VoltAero’s hybrid-electrical aircraft family members to enter creation. The Cassio 330 will be strategically positioned at U.S. airport destinations primarily based on user demand from customers.

The “Pioneer” method for Cassio is to be officially introduced at up coming week’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh aviation accumulating in Wisconsin, exactly where VoltAero will be an exhibitor. Expressions of desire for fractional or full possession reservations can be produced by using KinectAir’s web site and through EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, directly at VoltAero’s show (booth # 3072C).

“The Jetsons future of rooftop-to-rooftop vacation we see in extremely promising tasks like Joby and Beta is just a extensive way out. The Cassio provides an successful and classy cleanse-sheet style and design for an aircraft that can choose off and land on the lesser, area airfields we are by now functioning from. And we count on to convey it to the fleet as early as 2024,” stated KinectAir Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Evans. “This relationship of hybrid electrical propulsion in regular get off and landing plane (eCTOL) is the emerging chief for greening regional air vacation. We place these plane on a community and we place the electric power to summon them in your fingers, and that is activity modifying.”

Jean Botti, VoltAero’s CEO and Chief Technological innovation Officer, additional: “As a pioneer in electrical aircraft, it is very proper that VoltAero is teaming with KinectAir on the ‘Pioneer’ fractional ownership system. We glimpse ahead to seeing a developing fleet of Cassio plane in the U.S. market place, serving prospects who benefit from KinectAir’s individual air mobility thought, mixed with Cassio’s 800-mile array and the ability to function from shut-in airports.” 

VoltAero is advancing the Cassio family’s style period, constructing on the validation of its hybrid-electrical powertrain via flight trials with the company’s Cassio 1 demonstrator aircraft. Creation will get started with the 4-seat Cassio 330, featuring a mixed hybrid-electric powered energy of 330 kilowatts. Preliminary Cassio 330 deliveries are targeted for the fourth quarter of 2023, to be followed by the Cassio 480 and Cassio 600, employing hybrid-electric powered propulsion rated at 480 and 600 kilowatts, respectively.

Cassio aircraft will be integrated in KinectAir’s shorter/medium-haul infrastructure, with the regional air mobility company applying artificial intelligence to equilibrium passenger need and air transport availability. KinectAir’s synthetic intelligence engine and smartphone application gives travellers regulate over their options – the two economically and environmentally.

Resource: VoltAero