Ampaire has made history by completing the first ever hybrid flight into Palo Alto Airport.
The company’s CEO Kevin Noertker flew into the Silicon Valley on the flagship aircraft to meet with investors.
“The flight into Palo Alto Airport is not just a technical verification of our systems but a clear message that the era of electric aviation is upon us,” said Noertker. “Palo Alto is renowned as a stomping ground for innovative startups that embrace new ideas and technologies. We invite forward-thinking investors to fly with us on our journey as we redefine the boundaries of air travel and push towards a zero-emissions future.”
The landmark flight highlights the vital role regional airports like Palo Alto play in bringing advanced, sustainable transportation options directly to the heart of communities. After landing the aircraft, Ampaire hosted visits by local investors, key stakeholders, city council members and members of the press. Guests had a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the potential of hybrid electric aviation and its impact on the future of transportation.
Ampaire’s optimized hybrid electric airplanes have demonstrated fuel savings of over 50% versus the standard airplanes on which they are based. Delivering substantial fuel savings and emissions reductions, these airplanes also decrease operating costs, retain full flight distance capability, and do not require new airport infrastructure like novel fueling or charging stations.