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EUROPE’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL ELECTRIC FLIGHTS FOR THE PUBLIC TAKE-OFF FROM MAASTRICHT AACHEN AIRPORT


Take-off for electric flights between Maastricht, Liege and Merzbrück airports carrying passengers internationally for the first time in Europe in pilot scheme accessible to the public

Maastricht, the Netherlands, Tuesday, 2nd July 2024: Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) is hosting publicly accessible electric powered flights between the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany this summer, in a pilot scheme testing the future of eAviation.

These pioneering flights offer a vision of the future being developed at MST, of electric flights for passengers between major international hubs in Europe – with a pilot scheme running from July until August.

The objective of this pilot scheme is to take passengers from their desired location to their final destination emission free, a European first will be a window to the future possibilities of eAviation.

The Electrifly project is a joint venture between airports Maastricht, Liege, and Aachen; Fachhochschule Aachen (FH), leading European centre for Aerospace and Engineering alongside; ASL Group (ASL), a business aviation operator also providing ground handling services and a flight school, and NIO, a specialist in electric road vehicles.

“It is a huge step forward in MST’s mission to facilitate zero-emission flights for the public, opening the door to sustainable air links between regional airports and those who strive for the same goals regarding zero-emission transportation,” said Jonas van Stekelenburg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), MST.

“We want to welcome anyone who is working on these goals to work with us at MST; research and development like this is critical for the future of sustainable passenger travel and cargo as we look into the potential of electric flying.”

FH, ASL, and NIO will be providing between them the aircraft, and limousines– with the latter travelling to and from the airports in a 15 km radius.

“The Electrifly project has proven that collaboration and teamwork are key to the future of electric transportation, as we at ASL Group are proud to be a part of this project and to have worked with Maastricht Aachen Airport, Fachhochschule and NIO to get this project off the ground,” said Johan Maertens, co-CEO, ASL Group.

The Electrifly project will be flying across the Euregio from the start of July until August, with all involved using the invaluable information this will provide as to how electric flights and transport can be booked and accessed.

“We know this is an important moment for the future of sustainable flying, and at FH we have worked towards what we believe can be the future of electric aviation, we are proud of what our collaboration has accomplished and are looking forward to further developing this offering,” said Professor Janser, Fachhochschule Aachen.

All flights offered are based on the EASA cost-sharing principle, with the cost shared between the pilot and passengers.

About Maastricht Aachen Airport

Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) is the second largest cargo hub in the Netherlands.

Founded in 1945, the airport, in the province of Limburg, is a key import station for flowers and the handling of dangerous goods.

MST also welcomes passengers daily, and is a European base for Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines.

The airport has no slot restrictions and full Fifth Freedom rights. It is IATA CEIV-Pharma certified, and has its own maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities.

Further growth and expansion is on the horizon for MST, with the Royal Schiphol Group recently investing in its future as a strategic partner

More at mstcargo.com


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EUROPE’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL ELECTRIC FLIGHTS FOR THE PUBLIC TAKE-OFF FROM MAASTRICHT AACHEN AIRPORT

Take-off for electric flights between Maastricht, Liege and Merzbrück airports carrying passengers internationally for the first time in Europe in pilot scheme accessible to the public

Maastricht, Netherlands, Tuesday, 2nd July 2024: Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) is hosting publicly accessible electric powered flights between the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany this summer, in a pilot scheme testing the future of eAviation.

 

These pioneering flights offer a vision of the future being developed at MST, of electric flights for passengers between major international hubs in Europe – with a pilot scheme running from July until August.

 

The objective of this pilot scheme is to take passengers from their desired location to their final destination emission free, a European first will be a window to the future possibilities of eAviation.

 

The Electrifly project is a joint venture between airports Maastricht, Liege, and Aachen; Fachhochschule Aachen (FH), leading European centre for Aerospace and Engineering alongside; ASL Group (ASL), a business aviation operator also providing ground handling services and a flight school, and NIO, a specialist in electric road vehicles.

 

“It is a huge step forward in MST’s mission to facilitate zero-emission flights for the public, opening the door to sustainable air links between regional airports and those who strive for the same goals regarding zero-emission transportation,” said Jonas van Stekelenburg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), MST.

 

“We want to welcome anyone who is working on these goals to work with us at MST; research and development like this is critical for the future of sustainable passenger travel and cargo as we look into the potential of electric flying.”

 

FH, ASL, and NIO will be providing between them the aircraft, and limousines– with the latter travelling to and from the airports in a 15 km radius.

 

“The Electrifly project has proven that collaboration and teamwork are key to the future of electric transportation, as we at ASL Group are proud to be a part of this project and to have worked with Maastricht Aachen Airport, Fachhochschule and NIO to get this project off the ground,” said Johan Maertens, co-CEO, ASL Group.

 

 

The Electrifly project will be flying across the Euregio from the start of July until August, with all involved using the invaluable information this will provide as to how electric flights and transport can be booked and accessed.

 

“We know this is an important moment for the future of sustainable flying, and at FH we have worked towards what we believe can be the future of electric aviation, we are proud of what our collaboration has accomplished and are looking forward to further developing this offering,” said Professor Janser, Fachhochschule Aachen.

 

All flights offered are based on the EASA cost-sharing principle, with the cost shared between the pilot and passengers.

About Maastricht Aachen Airport

Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) is the second largest cargo hub in the Netherlands.

Founded in 1945, the airport, in the province of Limburg, is a key import station for flowers and the handling of dangerous goods.

MST also welcomes passengers daily, and is a European base for Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines.

The airport has no slot restrictions and full Fifth Freedom rights. It is IATA CEIV-Pharma certified, and has its own maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities.

Further growth and expansion is on the horizon for MST, with the Royal Schiphol Group recently investing in its future as a strategic partner

More at mstcargo.com