The private air travel company aims to have hybrid aircraft available by for customers booking its scheduled and on-demand services. Both companies are based in Los Angeles. The Ampaire team is working on plans to convert several aircraft types to hybrid-electric propulsion, building on recently completed flight tests with its Electric EEL conversion of a Cessna It believes the first of these programs, which likely will include the De Havilland Twin Otter and Cessna Grand Caravan, could be certified by the end of The company expects to get its first supplemental type certificate for a hybrid-electric retrofit within three years, with a second following around 12 months later as the process is streamlined. The new Surf Air Mobility division will offer retrofits for existing aircraft, including, it hopes, some of the 2, or so aircraft currently offered by multiple operators through the Surf Air marketplace.
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Now serving Dallas, Houston, Austin and Midland. In addition to the possible expansion over the next 18 months into such markets as Las Vegas, Bentonville, Midland, New Orleans, Scottsdale, and Taos — with certain membership levels offering weekend service to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, Aspen, and Sun Valley — one interesting tidbit in that announcement is a hint that Surf Air will expand into Europe. Additionally, service Monday through Friday between Texas and California will be launched later this year to connect both flight networks.