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VoltAero “to offer fractional ownership options for regional electric aircraft range”

VoltAero is launching a fractional ownership programme in Europe, “opening new sustainable air mobility opportunities with its family of Cassio aircraft powered by the company’s unique electric-parallel hybrid propulsion system,” says the company.

At next week’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, VoltAero will be accepting initial expressions of interest for fractional ownership share positions, beginning with its five-seat Cassio 330 – the first version of VoltAero’s aircraft family to enter production. Cassio 330s are to be positioned at regional and local airports across Europe.

“The fractional ownership programme subsequently will be expanded with VoltAero’s two other aircraft variants: the Cassio 480, configured with six seats and powered by a 480-kilowatt hybrid propulsion system; and the Cassio 600, with a 10-12-seat capacity and 600 kilowatts of hybrid power,” says a company press release.

“Cassio will open a new era of highly sustainable air transportation in Europe with on-demand flight services for those who join our fractional share ownership,” said Jean Botti, VoltAero’s CEO and Chief Technology Officer. “It’s highly appropriate that we bring this mobility solution to Europe with Cassio – a truly innovative next-generation aircraft that is developed and built in Europe.

VoltAero will assemble the Cassio aircraft in a dedicated production facility at Rochefort Airport in France’s Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Groundbreaking is scheduled during 2022.

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(Image: VoltAero’s Cassio 330 is depicted in this computer rendering. The five-seat aircraft will be the first Cassio version deployed in Europe for VoltAero’s fractional ownership programme. Image: VoltAero)

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