Zunum Aero to Develop Hybrid-Electric Airplanes

By Ray Prince Look out easyJet. Following recent news of easyJet and Wright Electric’s development of the first electric commercial airplane, Zunum Aero has also emerged with an ambitious plan to deliver regional hybrid-electric airplanes by the early 2020s.
In collaboration with Boeing and JetBlue Technology Ventures, Zunum Aero is working aggressively to build a new regional electrified air network. Its hopes are for greater flexibility over the traditional highway and train options while improving door-to-door times for smaller communities susceptible to unfavorable air routes, higher fares, and little proximity to large airports.
“Boeing HorizonX is investing in Zunum because we feel its technology development

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