Bye Aerospace, the first FAA applicant in sustainable Part 23 electric aviation, has attracted a new customer for both its training and regional air mobility all-electric platforms.

Hopscotch Air has signed a letter of intent to purchase four eFlyers, including one eFlyer 2 trainer and three eFlyer 4 aircraft.

Bye Aerospace’s eFlyer series of aircraft aims to slash operating costs by up to 80% compared to traditional planes like the Cessna 172, thanks to its battery-electric propulsion system.

This clean tech not only cuts CO2 emissions but is significantly quieter than conventional aircraft.

“The clean, quiet eFlyer with its significantly reduced operating costs is incredibly important to our customers and increasing future business opportunities,” said Andrew Schmertz, CEO of Hopscotch Air.

“We believe Bye Aerospace has a clear path to FAA Part 23 Certification, a disrupting technology for short haul charter operations.”

Bye Aerospace CEO Rod Zastrow added: “The eFlyer 4 is perfect for regional mobility. Its spacious cabin comfortably seats a pilot and three passengers, with ample luggage space.

“We see it reaching speeds upwards of 200 knots with a range of over 300 miles based on industry aviation battery energy density projections.”
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