VoltAero’s Cassio is an electric-hybrid propulsion aircraft designed for safe, quiet, efficient and eco-friendly flight. The company plans on announcing further details on the Cassio 330 this month at the Paris Airshow at Le Bourget Airport in France.

The Cassio 330 will be the first in a family of all-new 5-12-seat aircraft that are tailored for applications that include air taxi/charter, commercial flights, utility-category (cargo, postal delivery, Medevac) and private ownership. They share significant commonality as the result of VoltAero’s modular design strategy.

VoltAero CEO and Chief Technology Officer Jean Botti will present the first Cassio 330 and outline the company’s roadmap for the development and production of the Cassio aircraft family during the press conference.

Botti will be joined at the press conference by Hiroshi Ito, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kawasaki Motors, Ltd., who will discuss Kawasaki’s decision to become a strategic investor in VoltAero – joining Series B funding for the Cassio aircraft family. The press conference will be held in the static display exhibit zone B4.

Why it’s important: The Cassio 330 will be the first in VoltAero’s new family of 5-12 seat hybrid electric aircraft that is tailored for future mobility. The aircraft could have an impact in the shorter term on the sustainability of last mile aviation and also be a proving platform for the company to gain expertise on hybrid electric propulsion as future aircraft within the family are defined.

Posted by Naish Gaubatz