Vieques Air Link could be first to operate Ampaire's electric aircraft in the Caribbean
Hawthorne, Calif. (April 30, 2019)– Ampaire co-founder and CTO Cory Combs met with Vieques Air Link (VAL) CEO Carlos Rodriguez at VAL headquarters in San Juan. This meeting served to strengthen the partnership between Ampaire and VAL as the two are exploring opportunities for flight trials. The goal of the partnership is the eventual introduction of electric aircraft on commercial routes in Puerto Rico and the surrounding region.
Ampaire’s strategy of providing electrified versions of proven, certified airframes to customers like VAL, means a quicker introduction of sustainable and cost-effective air service. As Combs puts it, “These retrofit aircraft will have dramatically reduced noise, vibration, and pollution that will make for an enhanced customer experience.” For their commercial customers, Ampaire is targeting having a certified hybrid electric retrofit product in 2021.
VAL chief Carlos Rodriguez also sees this partnership as an opportunity to differentiate his business from other carriers in the region, “We’re excited for the chance to be the first to offer green flight services to passengers and cargo as Ampaire’s launch customer in the region.” In 2018 VAL signed a Letter of Interest to explore incorporating Ampaire’s electric aircraft into their fleet. Together, they’re taking the first steps towards green air service in the Caribbean.
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About Vieques Air Link
Vieques Air Link is the premier local flight provider in Puerto Rico. Located in the beautiful island of Vieques and with more than 50 daily flights to several cities on the “big island” of Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, as well as the US and British Virgin Islands. Vieques Air Link is an FAA 135 Certified Air Carrier.
Ampaire is leading the charge in aircraft electrification. The Los Angeles based company is on a mission to be the world’s most trusted developer of practical and compelling electric aircraft. Ampaire’s vision is to make flights more accessible to more people from more airports by providing electric aircraft that are safe, clean, quiet, and less costly to operate.