Regional hybrid plane from Zunum Aero won the starting customer/Prospective hybrid regional aircraft, developed by Zunum Aero, with financial support from Boeing and JetBlue Airways, has received a launch customer. It will be a Charter American carrier JetSuite (operator with the participation of the JetBlue Airways And Qatar Airways), the manufacturer reports. The beginning of deliveries of aircraft is scheduled for early 2022, the carrier has options to buy up to 100 of these machines, according to the publication Air Transport World.
Unit JetSuite specializing in charters in the interests of private clients, will use the aircraft in sextuple configurations. Jetsuitex division, specializing in the performance of conventional charters, plans to operate the aircraft in a nine-seat layout, said the founder and head of Zunum Aero Ashish Kumar.
The zunum hybrid aircraft is designed for the short-haul segment with an average flight range of about 1130 km (700 miles). The distance can be increased with the development of technologies for the creation of batteries. The cruising speed of the aircraft is about 547 km/h (340 mph). The first prototype is designed to carry 12 pass.