Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Electric Jets?

Will we soon be flying in electric jets? Zunum, a small startup thinks so. Their new plane will be a hybrid, although they believe full electric should be possible. It will be a small regional jet holding up to 50 passengers, possibly helping keep service to small local airports alive.

In fact, it could even land at many GA airports, and with a cost per seat lower than jumbos...

Assuming it works - but given Boeing and JetBlue have both sent them money, they seem to think it's got a future. I admit I like the idea...especially as I've lived under flight paths most of my life and am very fond of quiet aircraft!