Digital rendering of an electric Airflow plane with Ravn Alaska colors. Courtesy Airflow.
Passengers who fly to rural communities with Ravn Alaska, a regional airline that serves southcentral and western Alaska, could be flying on an electric plane by the middle of this decade. Airflow, a California-based startup that is designing electric aircraft, announced in 2021 it signed a letter of intent to supply Ravn with 50 airplanes.
Airflow is developing electric Short Takeoff and Landing aircraft that could fly up to 100 miles between Alaskan communities. A hybrid electric version could fly up to 500 miles. The company plans to have aircraft to carriers starting in 2025.