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The first electric commuter flight in the UK will take place at Exeter Airport. The project has received £2.4M from the Future Flight Challenge to demonstrate hybrid-electric aircraft on regional routes in the South West of the UK.

The 2ZERO (Towards Zero Emissions in Regional Aircraft Operations) programme involves putting in place and testing the infrastructure needed to enable the future of electric planes within existing airport and airline operations. Electric aircraft testbed flights taking off at Exeter Airport and flying to Newquay Airport. The project is running from December 2020 to May 2022.

How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?

Action T42: Seize opportunities to trial low carbon propulsion for aviation.