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Paris 2023: Afrijet and AURA AERO agree partnership

Afrijet a private airline based in Gabon, and AURA AERO, a French aircraft manufacturer in low-carbon aviation, signed a Memorandum Of Understanding at Paris Air Show regarding ERA, the electric-thrust Executive regional aircraft.

Afrijet is an airline in the CEMAC area (Economic Community of Central African States). The airline operates regular routes between Gabon, the Democratic republic of Congo, Benin and Equatorial Guinea.

ERA according to the press release is a versatile aircraft: “capable of transporting 19 passengers or 1.9 tons of freight, it can also be adapted for business aviation with an 8 or 9 pax configuration. With its pressurized cabin and passenger comfort, it has a range of up to 1,600 km and can land in the biggest international airports as well as on short, unprepared runways.

“ERA, whose first entries into commercial service are planned before 2030, already boasts an orderbook of over 300 Aircraft under Letters of Intent. Whether it is for connecting islands or providing direct flights between regional towns, ERA is an economic solution for its users, in terms of both energy and maintenance costs. This aircraft already addresses the environmental challenges of the 21st century, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to thermal aircraft in the same category.”

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