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New Australian e-airline Wilbur Air to add FlyNow aircraft to fleet

Skyportz Press Release | May 21, 2024

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Electric air taxi infrastructure start-up, Skyportz, recently announced the establishment of Wilbur Air – a wholly owned subsidiary to operate electric and hybrid aircraft from its network of vertiports.

Wilbur Air will have priority access to the Skyportz vertiport locations to be developed around Australia.

A range of aircraft partners will facilitate everything from heavy lifting drone deliveries to short and long range passenger travel.

Wilbur Air’s first aircraft partnership announcement was with Electra.Aero.

Wilbur Air and FlyNow have announced a new partnership to deliver up to 100 aircraft to the Australian market.

“We are very excited about the potential for the FlyNow aircraft initially for our automatic freight services, flying business to business”, said CEO, Clem Newton-Brown.

“Many of our Skyportz vertiport partners are industrial property owners which are searching for heavy lifting drone freight solutions.”

“Establishing a business-to-business freight service will enable us to prove the concept and operational safety in partnership with Fly Now, before we move to passenger applications”, said Newton-Brown.

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CEO of FlyNow, Jurgen Greil said: “We’re thrilled to announce a groundbreaking collaboration that will take urban transportation to new heights in Australia, integrating cutting-edge FlyNow eCopters into an extensive 3d-mobility network. 

“FlyNow brings to the table our state-of-the-art, whisper-quiet eCopters, setting a new benchmark in eco-friendly, cost-effective, and efficient urban transport. Together, we’re not just connecting points on a map; we’re creating a seamless, sky-bound journey that’s as breathtaking as the innovation behind it”

Skyportz has been assembling the pieces of the advanced air mobility puzzle in Australia for the last five years. Its focus is on breaking the nexus between aviation and airports and enabling property owners to activate their sites with vertiports.

This press release was prepared and distributed by Skyportz.

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