ZeroAvia enables large-scale zero-emissions travel, starting with short distances of 500 miles, for half today’s price. The company says the new zero-emissions propulsion system has 75% lower fuel and maintenance costs, resulting in a 50% reduction in overall travel costs. ZeroAvia will operate two twin-engine 19-seat Dornier 228 aircraft – one in the UK and one in the US. Both aircraft previously served regional flights in the United States and the United Kingdom and demonstrated the ability to reduce CO2 emissions on the routes.
Based in the UK and USA, ZeroAvia has already secured experimental certificates for two prototype aircraft from the CAA and FAA, passed significant flight test milestones, and is on track for commercial operations in 2024.
Also, ZeroAvia is part of the UK Prime Minister’s Jet Zero Council (JZC). The JZC is a partnership between industry and government to bring together ministers and CEO-level stakeholders, with the aim of delivering zero-emission transatlantic flight within a generation, driving the ambitious delivery of new technologies, and innovative ways to cut aviation emissions.
The pandemic has made consumers shift towards other methods of travel due to concerns about sustainability. According to ZeroAvia, a UK and US-based aviation company, the $1.5T (approx €1.25T) aviation market is flying into a sustainability crisis. This is where the company is looking to capitalise on the need for carbon-free transportation options and has formed a partnership with British Airways to achieve its net-zero goal by 2050.
In a recent development, to continue its trajectory toward zero-emission flight, ZeroAvia announced that it is ramping up its 19-seat aircraft programme to decarbonise and revolutionise regional air travel. So, only time will tell how ZeroAvia is going to make it possible in the coming years. A lot of people are looking up to their endeavors in 2021.