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VoltAero Announces Fractional Ownership Program

If you are looking to fly an electric aircraft – but don’t want to buy one yourself – consider a fractional ownership from aircraft developer VoltAero, which announced it is launching a fractional ownership program for its Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft.

Called the “Pioneer” fractional program, it will be part of a partnership with on-demand flight services company KinectAir.  In addition to the fractional partnership, Washington-based KinectAir plans to add Cassio aircraft to its existing fleet, which is comprised of Pilatus PC-12s and Cirrus SR-22Ts.

“As a pioneer in electric aircraft, it is highly appropriate that VoltAero is teaming with KinectAir on the ‘Pioneer’ fractional ownership program,” said VoltAero CEO and chief technology officer Jean Botti. “We look forward to seeing a growing fleet of Cassio aircraft in the U.S. market, serving customers who benefit from KinectAir’s personal air mobility concept combined with Cassio’s 800-mile range and the ability to operate at close-in airports.”

VoltAero initiated flight testing of its Cassio demonstrator in March 2020.  The company is developing four-seat, six-seat and 10-seat versions of the aircraft.  All versions will be powered by VoltAero’s hybrid propulsion system.  VoltAero plans to have the Cassio line certified under EASA CS-23 specifications with deliveries beginning during the fourth quarter of 2023.