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Electra joins NASA AAM national campaign
Electra’s hybrid eSTOL aircraft team will participate in an information exchange with NASA to speed the development of an ecosystem to support new vehicles and technologies to expand urban air mobility.
NASA selects Electra as AAM National Campaign partner to accelerate urban and regional air mobility.

US-based hybrid-electric aircraft developer has been selected as a partner in NASA's advanced air mobility (AAM) national campaign, that aims to transform our lives through the development of systems to integrate air taxis, cargo delivery and other advanced aircraft concepts into the nation's airspace.

“This partnership affords Electra valuable access to NASA's extensive experience and knowledge base in designing, testing and flying novel aircraft, as we prepare to flight test our full scale eSTOL technology demonstrator aircraft later this year,” says vice president and general manager JP Stewart. “We're honoured to be selected as an NC-2 partner and look forward to sharing our insights to support the development of advanced air mobility.”

Electra is one of four new industry partners that have signed agreements to exchange information about their vehicles, development processes, infrastructure and capabilities under the NC-2 phase of the highly competitive national campaign. NASA says the information will help it integrate efforts across the AAM ecosystem and produce data to assist the FAA in defining regulatory compliance to ensure safe commercial operations.

“We're excited to welcome Electra to the national campaign and to learn more about its vision for using its ultra-short take off and landing (STOL) configuration for safe, efficient intra-regional mobility,” adds NASA AAM deputy project manager for technology Ken Goodrich.

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