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Electra Sells 1,000th eSTOL jet

Electra Sells 1,000th eSTOL jet

Aerospace company, Inc. has announced that it has signed a letter of intent with private air mobility provider Welojets to purchase 32 eSTOLs, bringing Electra’s total order book to 1,000 aircraft. The aircraft sale was signed at this year’s National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, which was held in Orlando, Florida.

The purchase adds Welojets to a growing list of customers that have acquired eSTOL aircraft from Electra, including regional airlines, charter operators, VIP transport, medical and emergency response transport, and helicopter operators.

Electra is currently developing a hybrid eSTOL aircraft that will enable people and cargo to transit more rapidly, safely, and affordably within urban and regional networks.

“We are delighted to have Welojets on board with us for this incredible journey to decarbonize aviation and bring air mobility to entirely new markets,” said John Langford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Electra. “Our quiet, ultra-short takeoff and landing aircraft provides a step change in fuel burn and operating cost reduction and opens markets previously inaccessible to conventional fixed-wing aircraft.

“Welojets fully embraces the electric aviation revolution, and we are thrilled to work with Electra to deliver cleaner and cost-effective flights to our customers,” said Alfredo Lisdero, President of Welojets. “We plan to fly the Electra eSTOL aircraft into existing airports as well as use it to expand our operations into new markets that cannot be served currently with traditional fixed wing aircraft. Thanks to the Electra aircraft cost and performance advantages, we see many opportunities to grow our services throughout Europe and Latin America.”