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DANX CAROUSEL JOINS FORCES WITH ELECTRON TO DEVELOP ZERO-EMISSION ELECTRIC CARGO PLANE


DANX Carousel Group invests in ELECTRON aerospace to launch Electron 5, a battery-run electric aircraft that will enable zero emission, point-to-point air freight deliveries across Europe

Copenhagen, Denmark, and Rotterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday 26th of July: The DANX Carousel Group and ELECTRON aerospace are entering a strategic partnership to launch Electron 5, an electric, zero-emission cargo aircraft.

DANX Carousel is investing in the Dutch aircraft manufacturer as the “Founding Logistics Partner” for the project, which aims to revolutionise the air freight industry.

ELECTRON aerospace is currently developing the Electron 5 aircraft, which has been designed to transport 500 kilogrammes (kg) of cargo over a 500 kilometres (km) distance on a single battery charge.

With its requirement for relatively short runways, the Electron 5 provides access to five times more European Union (EU) airports compared to larger freight aircraft used today, enabling cargo to be flown directly on the shortest point-to-point route and bypassing congested logistics hubs at speeds of up to 300km per hour.

“Sustainability is, of course, the driving force behind our investment in ELECTRON, but the inclusion of the Electron 5 aircraft in our operations will also bring about impressive operational improvements,” said Lars Ryssel, Group Chief Solutions Officer (CSO), DANX Carousel.

“The ability to launch and land closer to our pick-up and delivery points will cut down on journey lengths, allowing us to offer customers later cut-off times and better serve hard-to-reach areas.

“Moving away from the traditional hub-and-spoke distribution of air cargo to a point-to-point model means we can avoid congestion at busy airports.

“Based on our analysis, we believe that small planes are set to outperform conventional aircraft fuelled by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and hybrid aircraft in cost per kilogram, transit time, and carbon emissions.”

DANX Carousel’s investment in ELECTRON aerospace is part of the group’s mission to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent before 2035.

Marc-Henry de Jong, Chief Commercial Operator/Chief Operations Officer + Co-Founder of ELECTRON aerospace, said: “Beyond the financial investment, we’re thrilled to crown DANX Carousel our Founding Logistics Partner.

“The expertise of DANX Carousel’s exceptional team is instrumental in ensuring the Electron 5 is well equipped to transport a wide range of cargo, including loose goods like e-commerce parcels and odd-size goods resting on EU palettes.

DANX Carousel specialists were involved in the freighter design of the Electron 5 model, advising on how to best adapt the aircraft to transport freight.

“The future of short-haul air cargo is battery electric – and working with ELECTRON brings us closer to realising that vision,” said Val Karren, Sustainability Director, DANX Carousel.

“The plane will emit zero emissions while in the air, but the shorter ground deliveries will also cut down on truck emissions as we avoid transporting cargo on the ground to and from regional hubs.

“DANX Carousel is front-line on this delivery model, and I believe this investment is future-proof as smaller planes will always have a unique offering due to their flexibility over larger freighters.”

Electron 5 models are due to hit the market in 2027, with Carousel aiming to add them to their fleet within the next five years.

DANX Carousel’s investment is among multiple sustainability initiatives being rolled out by the group, with electric vehicles and trains also being trialled within its operations.

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About ELECTRON aerospace B.V.

ELECTRON aerospace is a Dutch aircraft manufacturer, currently designing the Electron 5, a pure battery-electric, twin engine, zero emission aircraft.

The Electron 5 will be capable of transporting up to 5 passengers or 500 kg cargo over a 500km distance. With 600m take-off distance, the Electron 5 will be able to access 75% of all airports, including unprepared or rough airfields.

Fully battery electric, the Electron 5 is up to 66% cheaper to operate than today’s comparable aircraft First flight is planned for 2025 followed by a comprehensive flight test campaign with EASA regulatory approval expected to follow latest early 2027.

To date, ELECTRON aerospace secured pre-orders for 35+ aircraft from Mintair in South Korea and Fly-On-E in Australia.

For more information visit electronaerospace.eu

For press enquiries: media@flyelectron.eu

About DANX

DANX is the partner for all types of spare parts distribution, and with a strong network of warehouses and collection hubs, DANX guarantees in-night distribution in less than 12 hours, with delivery before 07:00 on the following morning.

We have a unique and flexible network of tailored distribution flows from Central Europe to the entire Nordic region and the Baltics.

With a full end-to-end IT platform integrated with customers’ workflows and processes, DANX helps its customers to optimise their supply chain through minimising delivery and production time.

With the ambition to create a pan-European in-night logistics provider, DANX merged with Carousel Logistics in 2022.

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About Carousel

Carousel is a pan-European Critical Service Logistics specialist, that delivers high-value parts and products for Performance and Life-Critical industries, without compromise. We provide end-to-end solutions for aftermarket, spare parts, returns management and medical logistics, where precision, business continuity and customer promise are essential.

We offer an extensive range of services including first and final-mile delivery options; field engineer and dealer services; an extensive air and road network, returns management solutions, client warehousing and customs brokerage services.

For more information, please visit carousel.eu

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DANX CAROUSEL JOINS FORCES WITH ELECTRON TO DEVELOP ZERO-EMISSION ELECTRIC CARGO PLANE

DANX Carousel Group invests in ELECTRON aerospace to launch Electron 5, a battery-run electric aircraft that will enable zero emission, point-to-point air freight deliveries across Europe

Copenhagen, Denmark, and Rotterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday 26th of July: The DANX Carousel Group and ELECTRON aerospace are entering a strategic partnership to launch Electron 5, an electric, zero-emission cargo aircraft.

DANX Carousel is investing in the Dutch aircraft manufacturer as the “Founding Logistics Partner” for the project, which aims to revolutionise the air freight industry.

ELECTRON aerospace is currently developing the Electron 5 aircraft, which has been designed to transport 500 kilogrammes (kg) of cargo over a 500 kilometres (km) distance on a single battery charge.

With its requirement for relatively short runways, the Electron 5 provides access to five times more European Union (EU) airports compared to larger freight aircraft used today, enabling cargo to be flown directly on the shortest point-to-point route and bypassing congested logistics hubs at speeds of up to 300km per hour.

“Sustainability is, of course, the driving force behind our investment in ELECTRON, but the inclusion of the Electron 5 aircraft in our operations will also bring about impressive operational improvements,” said Lars Ryssel, Group Chief Solutions Officer (CSO), DANX Carousel.

“The ability to launch and land closer to our pick-up and delivery points will cut down on journey lengths, allowing us to offer customers later cut-off times and better serve hard-to-reach areas.

“Moving away from the traditional hub-and-spoke distribution of air cargo to a point-to-point model means we can avoid congestion at busy airports.

“Based on our analysis, we believe that small planes are set to outperform conventional aircraft fuelled by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and hybrid aircraft in cost per kilogram, transit time, and carbon emissions.”

DANX Carousel’s investment in ELECTRON aerospace is part of the group’s mission to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent before 2035.

Marc-Henry de Jong, Chief Commercial Operator/Chief Operations Officer + Co-Founder of ELECTRON aerospace, said: “Beyond the financial investment, we’re thrilled to crown DANX Carousel our Founding Logistics Partner.

“The expertise of DANX Carousel’s exceptional team is instrumental in ensuring the Electron 5 is well equipped to transport a wide range of cargo, including loose goods like e-commerce parcels and odd-size goods resting on EU palettes.

DANX Carousel specialists were involved in the freighter design of the Electron 5 model, advising on how to best adapt the aircraft to transport freight.

“The future of short-haul air cargo is battery electric – and working with ELECTRON brings us closer to realising that vision,” said Val Karren, Sustainability Director, DANX Carousel.

“The plane will emit zero emissions while in the air, but the shorter ground deliveries will also cut down on truck emissions as we avoid transporting cargo on the ground to and from regional hubs.

“DANX Carousel is front-line on this delivery model, and I believe this investment is future-proof as smaller planes will always have a unique offering due to their flexibility over larger freighters.”

Electron 5 models are due to hit the market in 2027, with Carousel aiming to add them to their fleet within the next five years.

DANX Carousel’s investment is among multiple sustainability initiatives being rolled out by the group, with electric vehicles and trains also being trialled within its operations.

More at carousel.eu

More at elctronaerospace.eu

Ends

About ELECTRON aerospace B.V.

ELECTRON aerospace is a Dutch aircraft manufacturer, currently designing the Electron 5, a pure battery-electric, twin engine, zero emission aircraft.

The Electron 5 will be capable of transporting up to 5 passengers or 500 kg cargo over a 500km distance. With 600m take-off distance, the Electron 5 will be able to access 75% of all airports, including unprepared or rough airfields.

Fully battery electric, the Electron 5 is up to 66% cheaper to operate than today’s comparable aircraft First flight is planned for 2025 followed by a comprehensive flight test campaign with EASA regulatory approval expected to follow latest early 2027.

To date, ELECTRON aerospace secured pre-orders for 35+ aircraft from Mintair in South Korea and Fly-On-E in Australia.

For more information visit electronaerospace.eu

For press enquiries: media@flyelectron.eu

About DANX

DANX is the partner for all types of spare parts distribution, and with a strong network of warehouses and collection hubs, DANX guarantees in-night distribution in less than 12 hours, with delivery before 07:00 on the following morning.

We have a unique and flexible network of tailored distribution flows from Central Europe to the entire Nordic region and the Baltics.

With a full end-to-end IT platform integrated with customers’ workflows and processes, DANX helps its customers to optimise their supply chain through minimising delivery and production time.

With the ambition to create a pan-European in-night logistics provider, DANX merged with Carousel Logistics in 2022.

danx.com

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About Carousel

Carousel is a pan-European Critical Service Logistics specialist, that delivers high-value parts and products for Performance and Life-Critical industries, without compromise. We provide end-to-end solutions for aftermarket, spare parts, returns management and medical logistics, where precision, business continuity and customer promise are essential.

We offer an extensive range of services including first and final-mile delivery options; field engineer and dealer services; an extensive air and road network, returns management solutions, client warehousing and customs brokerage services.

For more information, please visit carousel.eu