The Stuttgart-based startup Flyv announced at the Paris Air Show that it had signed a letter of intent to purchase up to 100 Electra electric aircraft. The document was signed before the air show in the United States of America.
Flyv is committed to improving the connectivity of rural areas in Europe and later globally by using smaller, more accessible airports. Strategic use of the Tecnam P2012 Traveller, a nine-seat commuter aircraft with impressive short-haul performance, ensures efficient and environmentally responsible operations. Proprietary AI algorithms are the company's "secret sauce," allowing it to create bespoke flight networks on decentralized air routes and adapt flight schedules to passenger demand and operational constraints.
Flyv is convinced that the future of aviation lies in hybrid and electric solutions. Therefore, Flyv wants to take to the air with the nine-seat hybrid/electric eSTOL aircraft Electra from Electra.aero from the USA. Company President Anton Lutz recently witnessed the demonstration of Electra's "Goldfinch" technology at Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia, and the company continues to make progress toward its MOU for 100 Electras.
“Our ambitions at Flyv are not limited to the aviation sector. "We envisage a broader expansion to the entire transport ecosystem," says Flyv Managing Director Tomislav Lang. "That's why we look forward to MOVE, an opportunity to explore innovative concepts such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and our version, AMAAS - Aviation as a Service." Flyv's approach to air travel is not just about minimizing carbon emissions. “By avoiding the construction of new infrastructure and using existing facilities, we avoid the typical 2 to 1.000 tons of CO5.000 per kilometer that are generated when building roads and railways. This approach significantly reduces our carbon footprint and is at the forefront of sustainable air travel,” he added. .
Founded in 2020 by a team of experienced aviation industry professionals, Flyv is on the road to success with its new company. "Our goal is to adapt the size of the aircraft to their mission and their environmental friendliness," says Lang. He adds: “Once our model is launched in Europe, we would like to expand it to the intercontinental markets.
“We believe that our unique, customer-centric and needs-driven approach to air travel combined with strategic OEM partnerships and innovative technology will revolutionize the way people travel,” says co-founder and CEO Anton Lutz. Flyv is poised to shape the future of aviation, one sustainable flight at a time.