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Delta to invest BRL 1 MM in electric planes project

The electric plane project aims to optimize travel time to airports, allied to sustainability. About BRL 310 M has already been invested in the project, according to Delta Air Lines, which closed a commercial and operational partnership of USD 200 M (BRL 1.04 MM) with the manufacturer Joby Aviation, Inc., to supply electric aerial vehicles with vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) capability. The Joby aircraft, which has made more than 1,000 test flights, is designed to make fast, quiet, and sustainable travel in and around cities. The company was the first manufacturer to receive a G-1 (Stage 4) Base Certification for its aircraft by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and recently received its Part 135 Air Carrier Certification. USD 60 M (BRL 313.1 M) were injected into the project, which will focus on moving passengers from the airline to airports, starting with New York and Los Angeles. As the steps leading up to the start of commercial operations progress, the rest of the amount will be made available. The promise is that there is an optimization in the process from booking tickets to arrival at the airport(s), providing time savings and fewer emissions. The partnership will run for the US and UK for five years after commercial launch. The period may be extended between the parties. According to Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO, “This is an innovative opportunity for Delta to offer a uniquely premium home-to-airport solution to customers in key markets in which we have been investing and innovating for many years.” – https://aeromagazine.uol.com.br/artigo/delta-vai-investir-r-1-bilhao-em-projeto-de-avioes-eletricos.html