North Carolina based Jet It and JetClub have agreed to become the launch customers for Bye Aerospace’s all-electric, twin turboprop aircraft, eFlyer 800. Jet It and JetClub, sister companies operating in North America and Europe respectively, have signed a purchase agreement for a fleet of eFlyer 800 and four eFlyer 4 aircraft. Jet It plan to operate the first fleet of electric aircraft in North America.
“The operating efficiency and zero emissions of the eFlyer 800 will allow Jet It and JetClub to deliver more value to travelers by further reducing the cost to travel while driving towards zero net emissions.” says Glenn Gonzales, co-founder and CEO of Jet It.
Slated to be in operation by 2025, the eFlyer seats up to seven passengers and one or two pilots. The eFlyer 800, expected to be the first-to-market all-electric seven passenger aircraft, boasts cruise speeds of 320kts, a ceiling of 35,000ft, and eliminates emissions while reducing operating costs 5x. According to Bye Aerospace CEO George E. Bye, "The remarkable economy and flight performance from eFlyer 800 is ideal for Jet It, JetClub, and their customers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and beyond."
Adds Gonzales, "While aviation contributes only 3% of global emissions, that is not enough for us. We want to be at 0% and today with this announcement, are investing towards that goal."
Jet It uses a hybrid-fractional ownership model based on days – not hours – which provides owners with the freedom to use the fleet freely Jet It can customize your day as you see fit. A Jet It owner based in Chicago, Illinois picked up a client in Savannah, Georgia, flew to a meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, stopped in Hilton Head, South Carolina for some fresh seafood, then flew back to Chicago, all in one day. This trip would have been impossible with commercial travel, incredibly expensive to charter, and impactful for an individual using a jet card program. This is one of several examples of how Jet It owners use their jet to increase productivity and value.
JetClub is a private jet usage model that combines the newest jet aircraft with a sharing economy to provide members with an affordable, private, fast, and intelligent solution. Client members have the flexibility and convenience of owning a business jet without the traditional administration, concerns, and expense. The Club has a dedicated flight operations team to take care of pilot training, maintenance, logistics, and international operations, and a concierge desk that manages all travel details and trip support. It as co-founded by Vishal Hiremath and Glenn Gonzales for the Asia, Europe, and South American regions.
Based at Centennial Airport near Denver, Colorado, Bye Aerospace specializes in the design and manufacture of electric aircraft, including the eFlyer family of aircraft. Bye Aerospace, named "2020 Small Business of the Year" by the Aurora, Colorado Chamber of Commerce and recognized as "Most Innovative" in the 2020 Made in Colorado awards sponsored by ColoradoBiz magazine, was founded by George E. Bye, who is also chairman and CEO.