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February 21, 2024

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ZeroAvia announced today that it has secured an order for 70 motors to power aircraft for British airline Ecojet. We have covered ZeroAvia before.

The British Ecojet should not be confused with another airline using the same name (Línea Aérea EcoJet S.A) but based in Bolivia.

Ecotricity is where Ecojet starts; the two share the same founder, Dale Vince. The founder of Ecotricity and owner of Forest Green Rovers is also doing a green airline named Ecojet.

Ecojet is reported to begin operations in 2024 with conventionally powered aircraft on routes to and from Edinburgh before converting its fleet to become what it aims to be the world’s first electric airline.

The airline hopes to start operations with 19-seat Twin Otters, moving to 70-seat Dash8s in about 18 months.

Seventy motors ordered for a handful of aircraft?  Let’s wait and see.

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