ZeroAvia has announced that it has signed an agreement to provide 250 hydrogen-electric ZA2000 engines to Flyshare, Inc., which will be operating under the name of Air Cahana and pioneering disruptive sustainable regional air service in California and the West Coast of the United States.
Los Angeles-based Air Cahana is the first airline launched solely with a mission to decarbonize aviation. Air Cahana will deliver sustainable flight, beginning with Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), and then adopt zero emission propulsion technology as the technology enters the market. The company is targeting operations of turboprops using ZeroAvia’s zero-emission propulsion systems, in order to play its part in delivering a third golden era of aviation powered by clean flight.
ZeroAvia’s novel powertrain uses hydrogen fuel in fuel cells to generate electricity and thus power electric motors to fly the aircraft with effectively zero-emissions.
The partners will now collaborate on identifying the roll-out for hydrogen-electric aircraft, enhancing the prospects of zero-emission commercial flights between metropolitan areas on the West Coast of the U.S. and beyond within the next five years.
Air Cahana is an FAA-certified Part 135 carrier, headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Air Cahana is operated by Flyshare, Inc., founded in 2019 by veterans of aeronautics, engineering, sustainable entrepreneurship, and flight. The company has spent years working with leaders in advanced aeronautics, propulsion and clean sheet aircraft design to pioneer sustainable aviation fuels and to become the cleanest airline in the sky.