Surf Air Mobility Strikes Deal to Provide Electric Power Systems to Auric Air, Tanzanian Cessna Caravan Operator

Surf Air Mobility and Auric Air Forge Pact to Electrify Cessna Caravan Fleet in East Africa Surf Air Mobility Inc. (NYSE: SRFM), a prominent regional air mobility platform, has inked a memorandum of understanding with Auric Air Services Ltd., a Tanzania-based regional air operator serving East Africa. The agreement outlines plans to upgrade up to 12 of Auric Air’s Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft with Surf Air’s exclusive electrified powertrain technology, pending certification.

This collaboration solidifies Surf Air’s foothold in Africa, with approximately 13% of the Cessna Caravan market poised for electrified powertrain upgrades upon certification.

Surf Air is diligently developing Supplemental Type Certifications for both hybrid and fully-electric variants of the Cessna Grand Caravan. Anticipating up to 50% reductions in direct operating costs and complete elimination of carbon emissions with the fully-electric powertrain, Surf Air anticipates profound benefits for air operators worldwide.

Stan Little, CEO of Surf Air Mobility, expressed enthusiasm for Auric Air’s alignment with their emissions reduction mission, stating, “Auric Air’s commitment ensures their priority access to our electrified powertrain upgrades once certified.”

Notably, Surf Air has recently announced similar agreements with other major Cessna Caravan operators including Safarilink, Yellow Wings, and Z.Boskovic in East Africa, as well as Azul Connecta in Brazil.

Source Link:

Newsletter Updates

Enter your email address below and subscribe to our newsletter