North Carolina-based fractional operator Jet It and JetClub have announced that they have entered into an agreement to become the launch customers for Bye Aerospace's seven-passenger, all electric, twin turboprop aircraft, the eFlyer 800. Jet It and JetClub, sister companies operating in North America and Europe respectively, have signed a purchase agreement for a fleet of eFlyer 800 and four eFlyer 4 aircraft. Jet It will operate the first fleet of electric aircraft in North America, eliminating the release of millions of metric tons of CO2 each year.
“The evolution of travel continues with this investment in sustainable aviation,” says Glenn Gonzales, co-founder and CEO of Jet It. “At $1,600 an hour, our fleet of HondaJets is by far the cost leader in private travel and also, given the incredibly low-carbon footprint of the HondaJet, extremely friendly to the environment. The operating efficiency and zero emissions of the eFlyer 800 will allow Jet It and JetClub to deliver more value to travellers by further reducing the cost to travel while driving towards zero net emissions.”
Slated to be in operation by 2025, the eFlyer seats up to seven passengers and one or two pilots. The eFlyer 800, expected to be the first-to-market all-electric seven passenger aircraft, boasts cruise speeds of 320 kts, a ceiling of 35,000 ft and eliminates emissions while reducing operating costs five times. According to Bye Aerospace CEO, George, E. Bye: “The remarkable economy and flight performance from eFlyer 800 is ideal for Jet It, JetClub and their customers in the United States, Canada, Europe and beyond.”
Adds Gonzales: “Sustainability is a key pillar of our philosophy. We operate highly fuel-efficient HondaJets and use sustainable products in our cabin. While aviation contributes only three per cent of global emissions, that is not enough for us. We want to be at zero per cent and today with this announcement, are investing towards that goal. Together with Bye Aerospace, we will achieve zero emission affordable air travel this decade. This is a momentous leap in aviation sustainability in our industry.”
Europe's first light jet fractional ownership brand, JetClub, a sister company of Jet It USA, has confirmed the addition of the Bye Aerospace electric eFlyer 800 to its fleet, marking a milestone in sustainability for the aviation industry.
CEO and co-founder Vishal Hiremath comments: “Sustainability is at the core of the JetClub and Jet It philosophy. I want to be clear: aviation is necessary for us to connect, to travel, to explore and to understand. When we travel and learn about each other, we become better versions of ourselves. Travel is truly the best education. Only aviation has made this possible. When we can do this with 100 per cent clean air and zero emissions, it is a win-win for us and the environment. With the addition of the eFlyer 800 to our fleet, we are taking a leap forward in our sustainability goals without compromising on business travel and economic development.”
Slated to be in operation by 2025, the eFlyer seats up to seven passengers and one or two pilots. The eFlyer 800 will have zero emissions and only one-fifth the operating costs of traditional twin turboprops and is geared for private ownership, air-taxi, air cargo and charter flights.