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Jetex and Wright Electric Partner to Electrify Private Jet Travel

Posted 15 April 2018 · Add Comment

Jetex is thrilled to announce it will join forces with US startup Wright Electric to revolutionize private jet aviation.

With this new partnership, it will be the first general aviation company globally to champion and support electric aircraft for short haul flights.

To start, the company will implement the charging infrastructure and full support for electric aircraft, expanding throughout the vast Jetex Global FBO Network, starting in Dubai. That means a potential for charging stations at over 30 FBOs.

In collaboration with Wright, Jetex will also invest in production of the first electric aircraft globally. With an estimated range of 540km or 335 miles, a passenger can fly from Jetex FBOs in Dubai to Muscat or Malaga to Casablanca on a single charge.
 
“We are constantly building a new reality in the aviation industry. First, by setting a high standard of service and now by setting a new standard for innovation,” said Jetex President and CEO Adel Mardini. “We envision having the aircraft and infrastructure at all of our FBOs throughout our global network.”
 
For Wright Electric, the goal is to make every short haul flight a zero-emissions flight within 20 years. According to Wright, their airplanes will be 50% quieter and 10% less expensive to operate. Wright uses battery packs with advanced cell technology.
 
“We knew right away Jetex was the kind of company we wanted to work with. They have an innovative mindset and don’t like to settle for the status quo, said Jeffrey Engler, CEO and founder of Wright Electric. “They are as excited about new technology as we are.”
 
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